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David Morton

Chair of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences

David A. and Karen Richards Sachs Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech C216
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences


Ph.D. Operations Research, Stanford University, CA

M.S. Operations Research, Stanford University, CA

B.S. Mathematics and Physics, Stetson University, FL

Research Interests

Stochastic optimization and its application to public health, energy, and security.

Selected Publications

H. Yang, O. Surer, D. Duque, D.P. Morton, B. Singh, S. Fox, R. Pasco, K. Pierce, P. Rathouz, V. Valencia, Z. Du, M. Pignone, M.E. Escott, S.I. Adler, S. Clairborne Johnston, and L.A. Meyers, "Design of COVID-19 staged alert systems to ensure healthcare capacity with minimal closures,'' Nature Communications 12, 3767 (2021).

J. Hardin Wilson, D.P. Morton, E. Han and E. Chudik, “Flipping out for probability,” Proceedings of the IISE Annual Conference (2021).

H. Yang, D.P. Morton, C. Bandi and K. Dvijotham, “Robust optimization and control for electricity generation and transmission,” INFORMS Journal on Computing 33, 336-351 (2021). 

D. Duque and D.P. Morton, “Distributionally robust stochastic dual dynamic programming,” SIAM Journal on Optimization 30, 2841-2865 (2020). 

D. Duque, D.P. Morton, B. Singh, Z. Du, R. Pasco and L.A. Meyers, “Timing social distancing to avert unmanageable COVID-19 hospital surges,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117 (33) 19873-19878 (2020). 

O. Dowson, D.P. Morton and B.Pagnoncelli, “Partially observable multistage stochastic programming,” Operations Research Letters 48, 505-512 (2020). 

J. Mays, D.P. Morton and R.P. O'Neill, "Asymmetric risk and fuel neutrality in electricity capacity markets,'' Nature Energy 4, 948-956 (2019). 

D. Belyi, P. Damien, D.P. Morton and E. Popova, "Bayesian failure-rate modeling and preventive maintenance optimization,'' European Journal of Operational Research, 262, 1085-1093 (2017).

H.-C. Huang, O. Araz, D.P. Morton, G. Johnson, P. Damien, B. Clements, L. A. Meyers, "Stockpiling ventilators for an influenza pandemic," Emerging Infectious Diseases 23, 914-921 (2017).

V.L. de Matos, E.C. Finardi, and D.P. Morton, "Assessing policy quality in a multistage stochastic program for long-term hydrothermal scheduling," Annals of Operations Research 253, 713-731 (2017).  

A. Koc and D.P. Morton, "Prioritization via stochastic optimization," Management Science, 61, 586-603 (2015).

V. Kozmik and D.P. Morton, "Evaluating policies in risk-averse multi-stage stochastic programming," Mathematical Programming, 152, 275-300 (2015).