Faculty & Research

R. Kipp Martin

Professor of Operations Research and Computing Technology

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Chicago, IL 60637

Kipp Martin conducts research on incorporating Web technologies and Web services into mathematical modeling process, symbolic optimization, polyhedral combinatorics, methods for large scale optimization, and bundle pricing models. He has published in Management Science, Operations Research, Mathematical Programming, and The INFORMS Journal of Computing. He is also the author of "The Essential Guide to Internet BusinessTechnology" by Prentice Hall (2002) written with G. Honda; and "Large Scale Linear and Integer Optimization: A Unified Approach" from Kluwer Academic Publishers in 1999. He joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 1980.

Martin has done consulting work for Joseph T. Ryerson & Son Inc., General Motors, General Electric, and Travel Analytics. His research has been sponsored by such companies as Procter & Gamble, General Motors, and General Electric.

He earned a bachelor's degree in 1975, an MBA in 1979, and a PhD in 1980, all from the University of Cincinnati.


2017 - 2018 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
36106 Managerial Decision Modeling 2017 (Fall)
36900 Linear Programming 2017 (Fall)

Other Interests

Backpacking in the Southwest; following the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, Bears, and Bulls; listening to East Coast DooWop; long runs in Hawaii.


Research Activities

Infinite dimensional optimization; the theory of how to construct good mixed integer linear programming models; symbolic optimization; computing technology and data base theory; polyhedral combinatorics; methods for large scale optimization; bundle pricing models.

With R. Fourer and J. Ma, “Optimization Services: A Framework for Distributed Optimization Operations Research (2010).

With R. Fourer, and J. Ma, “OSiL: “An Instance Language for Optimization” Computational Optimization and Applications, Computational Optimization and Applications (2010).

With R. Fourer, H. Gassman, and J. Ma, “An XML-Based Schema for Stochastic Programs”, Annals of Operations Research (2008).

With G. Honda, The Essential Guide to Internet Business Technology (Prentice Hall 2002).

Large Scale Linear and Integer Optimization: A Unified Approach (Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999).

For a listing of research publications, please visit the university library listing page.