Carl H. Lindner College of BusinessCarl H. Lindner College of BusinessUniversity of Cincinnati

Carl H. Lindner College of Business

David Rogers, PhD

Associate Professor
Professional Summary
David Rogers
Professor Rogers is the 2012 recipient of the INFORMS Prize for the Teaching of Operations Research and Management Science Practice and was recognized as one of the Top 22 Business Professors in Ohio by OnLine Schools Ohio. He has a BS in Math/Business and MBA-Quantitative Methods from Murray State University and a PhD in Management-Quantitative Methods and Operations Management from Purdue University. He has been on the faculty at UC since 1985.
Contact Information
E-mail:
Office:
N18G Clifton Court Pavillion
Phone:
513-556-7143
Fax:
513-556-5499
Teaching Interest
  • Operations Research and Management Science including introductory courses for non-majors and graduate courses in quantitative modeling methodology and analysis. Courses include Introduction to Business Analytics, Decision Modeling, Optimization, and Case Studies in Business Analytics.
Research Interest
  • General Operations Research including optimization modeling in areas such as energy demand-side management, financial portfolio selection, and supply chain management; aggregation/disaggregation techniques for large-scale systems; cellular manufacturing systems; and inventory analyses.
History

Institution:
University of Cincinnati, College of Business, Department of Operations, Business Analytics, and Information Systems
Title:
Associate Professor of Operations and Business Analytics with Tenure


Institution:
University of Cincinnati, College of Business, Department of Quantitative Analysis & Operations Management
Title:
Director, MS in Business Administration – Quantitative Analysis Program
End Date:
2000-12-31


Institution:
Katholieke Universiteit Brabant (Tilburg University), CentER for Economic Research, Tilburg, Netherlands
Title:
Visiting Lecturer
End Date:
1994-03-31


Institution:
University of Georgia, Terry College of Business Administration, Department of Management, Athens, Georgia
Title:
Visiting Research Associate
End Date:
1994-02-28


Institution:
University of Cincinnati, College of Business, Department of Quantitative Analysis & Operations Management
Title:
All-University Graduate Faculty Appointment
End Date:
1992-09-30


Institution:
University of Cincinnati, College of Business, Department of Quantitative Analysis & Operations Management
Title:
Assistant Professor of Quantitative Analysis
End Date:
1992-08-31


Institution:
Purdue University, Krannert Graduate School of Management, West Lafayette, Indiana
Title:
Graduate Research Assistant
End Date:
1985-05-31


Institution:
Purdue University, Krannert Graduate School of Managment
Title:
Graduate Instructor
End Date:
1983-05-31


Institution:
Murray State University, College of Business and Public Affairs, Department of Computer Studies, Murray, Kentucky
Title:
Visiting Lecturer
End Date:
1981-05-31


Institution:
Murray State University, College of Business and Public Affairs, Department of Computer Studies, Murray, Kentucky
Title:
Graduate Research Assistant
End Date:
1980-05-31


Assignments

Description
Director, M.S. Quantitative Analysis program, beginning with only one part-time student. Recruited, advised, placed, and marketed the program to viability.
Dates:
1993-06-01 - 2000-05-31



Awards | Honors

Organization:
Online Schools Ohio
Name:
Top 22 Business Professors in Ohio
Year Received:
2013


Organization:
INFORMS - Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
Name:
INFORMS Prize for the Teaching of OR/MS Practice
Year Received:
2012


Organization:
UC
Name:
UC Honor Roll of Volunteers
Year Received:
2006


Organization:
College of Business, University of Cincinnati
Name:
Recipient, Michael Dean Excellence in Undergraduate Classroom Education and Learning
Year Received:
2006


Organization:
Association of College Honor Societies
Name:
Certificate of Distinction
Year Received:
2000


Organization:
U. of Cincinnati, “Teaching of Management Science”
Name:
Faculty Development Council Grant
Year Received:
1999


Organization:
Military Applications Society of INFORMS
Name:
Certificate of Commemoration
Year Received:
1999


Organization:
University of Cincinnati
Name:
Faculty Achievement Award
Year Received:
1997


Organization:
INFORMS Subdivisions Committee
Name:
Moving Spirit Award for Cincinnati/Dayton Chapter
Year Received:
1996


Name:
Who's Who in the World, 12th edition
Year Received:
1996


Organization:
University Research Council, University of Cincinnati
Name:
Summer Faculty Research Fellowship
Year Received:
1995


Name:
Who's Who in American Education, 4th and 5th editions
Year Received:
1995


Name:
Who's Who in the Midwest, 23rd and 24th editions
Year Received:
1994


Organization:
MBA Association, College of Business, Universtiy of Cincinnati
Name:
Outstanding Professor
Year Received:
1993


Organization:
Society for the Promotion of Research (Life Member)
Name:
Sigma Xi
Year Received:
1990


Organization:
Graduate Student Business Association, CBA, UC
Name:
Outstanding Professor
Year Received:
1988


Organization:
National Honor Society for Business and Management
Name:
Beta Gamma Sigma
Year Received:
1985


Organization:
National Honor and Service Organization
Name:
The Gamma Beta Phi Society
Year Received:
1985


Organization:
Purdue University
Name:
David Ross Thesis Grant
Year Received:
1984


Organization:
International Honor Society for Operations Research & Management Science
Name:
Omega Rho
Year Received:
1983


Organization:
National College Honor Society
Name:
Alpha Chi
Year Received:
1979


Organization:
National Honor Society for Mathematics
Name:
Pi Mu Epsilon
Year Received:
1978


Organization:
Murray State University
Name:
Alumni Scholarship
Year Received:
1975


Education

Institution:
Purdue University, Krannert Graduate School of Management
Location:
West Lafayette, Indiana
Major:
Management - Quantitative Methods
Dissertation:
Aggregation Theory in Optimization and Markovian Theory: A Survey and an Analysis of Aggregation in Markov Chains
Completed:
1986
Degree:
Ph D


Institution:
Murray State University, College of Business and Public Affairs
Location:
Murray, Kentucky
Major:
Business Administration
Completed:
1980
Degree:
MBA


Institution:
Murray State University, College of Science
Location:
Murray, Kentucky
Major:
Mathematics
Completed:
1978
Degree:
BS


Published Contributions

George Polak, David Rogers, Chaojiang Wu,  (2017). A Generalized Maximin Decision Model for Managing Risk and Measurable Uncertainty. IISE Transactions, 11.


David Rogers, George Polak,  (2013). Optimal Clustering of Time Periods for Electricity Demand-Side Management. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 3842 – 3851.


David Rogers,  (2013). Give Students What They Need. OR/MS Today, 28-31.


Claudia Rosales, Uday Rao, David Rogers,  (2013). Retailer Transshipment versus Central Depot Allocation for Supply Network Design. Decision Sciences, 329 – 356.


George Polak, David Rogers, Dennis Sweeney,  (2010). Risk Management Strategies via Minimax Portfolio Optimization. European Journal of Operational Research, 409-419.


Frederick Watson, David Rogers,  (2007). Pareto-Optimality of the Balinski Cut for the Uncapacitated Facility Location Problem. International Journal of Operations Research, 155-164.


David Rogers, Shailesh Kulkarni,  (2005). Optimal Bivariate Clustering and a Genetic Algorithm with an Application in Cellular . European Journal of Operational Research, 423-444.


Susan Norman, David Rogers, Martin Levy,  (1999). Error Bound Comparisons for Aggregation/Disaggregation Techniques Applied to the Transportation Problem. Computers and Operations Research, Special Issue on Aggregation and Disaggregation for Operations Research, 1003-1014.


David Rogers,  (1998). An Old-Fashioned OR/MS Revival: Little Delivers Sixth Arnoff Lecture. OR/MS Today, 64.


Gregory  Graman, David Rogers,  (1997). Delivery Delay Variation in Multi-Echelon Inventory Problems. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 1029-1036.


David Rogers, Scott Shafer,  (1995). Measuring Cellular Manufacturing Performance. Planning, Design, and Analysis of Cellular Manufacturing Systems, Manufacturing Research and Technology 24, Elsevier Science Publishing B.V, 147-165.


David Rogers,  (1995). Omega Rho is Your Honor Society. OR/MS Tomorrow, 6-8.


David Rogers, Robert Plante,  (1993). Estimating Equilibrium Probabilities for Band Diagonal Markov Chains Using Aggregation and Disaggregation Techniques. Computers and Operations Research, 857-877.


David Rogers,  (1993). Lecturers Preach What They Practice. OR/MS Today , 12.


Scott Shafer, David Rogers,  (1993). Similarity and Distance Measures for Cellular Manufacturing Part II: An Extension and Comparison. International Journal of Production Research, 1315-1326.


Scott Shafer, David Rogers,  (1993). Similarity and Distance Measures for Cellular Manufacturing Part I: A Survey. International Journal of Production Research, 1133-1142.


James Evans, David Rogers, R. Planta, R. Wong,  (1991). Aggregation and Disaggregation Techniques and Methodology for Optimization. Operations Research, 553-582.


David Rogers, Robert  Plante, Richard Wong, James Evans,  (1991). Aggregation and Disaggregation Techniques and Methodology in Optimization. Operations Research, 553-582.


David Rogers, Shigeru  Tsubakitani,  (1991). Inventory Positioning/Partitioning for Backorders Optimization for a Class of Multi-Echelon Inventory Problems. Decision Sciences, 536-558.


Scott Shafer, David Rogers,  (1991). A Goal Programming Approach to the Cell Formation Problem in Cellular Manufacturing. Journal of Operations Management, Special Issue on Group Technology and Cellular Manufacturing, 28-43.


David Rogers, Shigeru  Tsubakitani,  (1991). Newsboy-Style Results for Multi-Echelon Inventory Problems: Backorders Optimization with Intermediate Delays. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 57-68.


Michael  Pine, David Rogers,  David Morgan, Robert  Beller,  (1990). Potential Effectiveness of Quality Assurance Screening Using Large but Imperfect Data Bases. Medical Decision Making, 126-134.


David Rogers,  (1989). Optimal Strategies for Investment in Setup Cost Reductions in a Just-In-Time Environment. Cost Analysis Applications of Economics and Operations Research and Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems, 298-310 .


David Rogers, J. Evans,  (1988). Methods and Applications of Aggregation in Operations Research. 1988 International Industrial Engineering Conference Proceedings, 341-346 .


David Rogers, Paul Slaggert,  (1987). Development and Maintenance of Enrollment Eligibility Models for Academic Programs. Proceedings of the 1987 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, 1087-1089.



Accepted Contributions

David Rogers,  (Accepted). E. Leonard Arnoff. Springer Science and Business Media.


David Rogers,  (Accepted). OMEGA RHO International Honor Society for Operations Research and Management Science. John Wiley and Sons, Inc..




Research in progress

Title:
Cluster-Based Predicitve Models in Online Education

Description:
As online education becomes a popular learning approach, the large amount of data generated by learning activities can be smartly utilized for the evaluation and assessment purposes. Traditional analytical tools and techniques are being adopted by the online education industry to improve services in critical areas such as student retention, grades, and graduation. To evaluate an online learning environmnent for students at the University of Phoenix, cluster analysis and regression analysis techniques were implemented to develop a cluster-specific predictive model and a simple direct regression model for student service management. In the cluster-specific predictive model, finite mixture models are used to classify students based on their learning attributes. Then, based on the learners segmentation framework, predictive models were developed to predict the target scores for given new learner attributes. Numerical results show that the cluster-specific model has a better performance for the model fitting. The advantages and limitations for each method are discussed and recommendations are provided for management to drive academic excellence.

Status:
Writing Results

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
Information Entropy of Planning Cells as a Risk Measure for Portfolio Optimization

Description:
The overall risk encountered from making a return-maximizing decision(s) includes the ambiguity resulting from choosing an appropriate probability distribution for the state space and, subsequently, the uncertainty derived from the particular probability distribution employed. A further method for proactively handling risk may also be addressed by considering how to best employ the selected state-space probabilities. For example, the conservative maximin approach where all of the probabilities are grouped into one planning cell may be used, or the risk-neutral expected value approach for which probabilities for all states are used for individual planning cells may be employed. These disparate usages of the probabilities may be linked by considering the full array of planning cell possibilities resulting in a frontier of potential decisions that span between the maximin and expected value approaches. Nonlinear integer optimization models for considering the maximin, expected value, or other intermediate planning cell strategy where information entropy will be used to measure the uncertainty that evolves from various planning cell strategies is introduced. The risk of the uncertainty as measured with entropy will be expressed as both 1) the objective to minimize subject to a constraint on expected returns and 2) an upper-bounded constraint coupled with an objective of maximizing return. A comparison of the entropy modeling approach to other portfolio optimization models that only employ the risk from the decision, including the Markowitz, condition value-at-risk, portfolio maximin, and mean absolute deviation models, is made.

Status:
Writing Results

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
Optimal Bivariate Clustering of Binary Data Matrices


Status:
Writing Results

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
Optimization Models for Inventory Management Decisions


Status:
Writing Results

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
Portfolio Selection and Optimization: A Size-Based Approach

Description:
Under preparation for submission to the Journal of Risk.

Status:
On-Going

Research Type:
Scholarly


Presentations

Title:
"Uncertainty, Entropy, and Ambiguity as Risk Measures in Decision Modeling for Portfolio Optimization"
Organization:
INFORMS
Location:
Nashville, Tennessee
Year:
2016


Title:
"Decision-Making In Portfolio Optimization Using Information Entropy"
Organization:
INFORMS
Location:
Philadelphia, PA
Year:
2015


Title:
"Portfolio Optimization over a Stratified State Space"
Organization:
Canadian Operations Research Society and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
Location:
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Year:
2015


Title:
"Optimization for Time-of-Use Control in Electricity Demand-Side Management"
Organization:
Carl H. Lindner College of Business
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Year:
2013


Title:
“Retailer Transshipment versus Central Depot Allocation for Supply Network Design”
Organization:
INFORMS - Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
Location:
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Year:
2012


Title:
“Optimization for Time-of-Use Control in Electricity Demand Side Management”
Organization:
INFORMS - Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
Location:
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Year:
2012


Title:
"Minimax Portfolio Optimization for Risk Management"
Organization:
INFORMS - Institute for Operations Research and the Mangement Sciences
Location:
Washington, DC
Year:
2008


Title:
"Inventory System Structure: Transshipment vs. Allocation"
Organization:
INFORMS - Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
Location:
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Year:
2006


Title:
Demand Variability Impact in an Inventory System with Transshipments
Organization:
INFORMS
Location:
San Francisco, CA, USA
Year:
2005


Title:
"Demand Variability Impact in an Inventory System with Transshipments"
Organization:
INFORMS - Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
Location:
San Francisco, CA, USA
Year:
2005


Title:
"Applications to Cellular Manufacturing of a New Bivariate Clustering Model"
Organization:
Cellular Manufacturing World Symposium
Location:
Columbus, OH, USA
Year:
2003


Title:
A Genetic Algorithm Implementation of an Optimal Clustering Model for Cellular Manufacturing
Location:
Cincinnati, OH
Year:
1999


Title:
Fill-Rate Optimization Models for Supply Chain Systems
Location:
Cincinnati, OH
Year:
1999


Title:
Positive Neighbor Cuts for the Uncapacitated Facility Location Problem
Location:
Montreal, Canada
Year:
1998


Title:
Research, Grants, & Programs at the Department of Quantitative Analysis and Operations Management in the College of Business Administration at the University of Cincinnati
Organization:
Grainger Center for Distribution Management, Erdman Center for Manufacturing and Technology Management School of Business, University of Wisconsin
Location:
University of Wisconsin
Year:
1997


Title:
An Optimal Clustering Model for Cellular Manufacturing
Location:
Washington, DC
Year:
1996


Title:
Consistency of Error Bounds in Aggregation/Disaggregation Techniques for Linear Programming
Location:
Washington, DC
Year:
1996


Title:
Clustering Segmentation for Cinergy’s DSM Direct Load Control Program
Organization:
Cinergy, Inc
Location:
Greensburg, Indiana
Year:
1996


Title:
Bill of Material Structural Considerations for Manufacturing Cell Formation
Organization:
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
Location:
New Orleans
Year:
1995


Title:
Aggregation/Disaggregation in Operations Research
Organization:
Katholieke Universiteit Brabant (Tilburg University), CentER for Economic Research
Location:
Tilburg, Netherlands
Year:
1994


Title:
Backorders Optimization for Multi-Echelon Inventory Positioning or Partitioning
Organization:
Katholieke Universiteit Brabant (Tilburg University), CentER for Economic Research
Location:
Tilburg, Netherlands
Year:
1994


Title:
Aggregation/Disaggregation within Hierarchical Planning
Location:
San Francisco, CA
Year:
1992


Title:
Algorithm Performance of Array-Based Clustering Methodology for Cellular Manufacturing
Location:
Orlando, FL
Year:
1992


Title:
A Goal Programming Formulation for the Cell Formation Problem of Cellular Manufacturing
Location:
Nashville, TN
Year:
1991


Title:
Backorders Optimization for a Class of Multi-Echelon Inventory Problems
Location:
Nashville, TN
Year:
1991


Organization:
MS/OR Track, DSI Annual National Meeting
Location:
San Diego, CA
Year:
1990


Title:
A Comparison, Critique, and Extension of LP Formulations for Cellular Manufacturing
Location:
Las Vegas, NV
Year:
1990


Title:
EOQ in a Just-In-Time Environment: A Sensitivity Analysis
Location:
New Orleans, LA
Year:
1989


Title:
Optimal Strategies for Investment in Setup Cost Reductions in a Just-In-Time Environment
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Year:
1989


Title:
A Comparison of Similarity Coefficients Used in Cellular Manufacturing
Location:
Denver, CO
Year:
1988


Title:
Newsboy Results for a Class of Multi-Echelon Inventory Problems
Location:
Washington, DC
Year:
1988


Title:
Graduate Education in Business for the Mathematician
Organization:
Murray State University
Location:
Murray, KY
Year:
1987


Title:
Aggregation in Operations Research
Location:
New Orleans, LA
Year:
1987


Title:
Aggregation Techniques: Methods of Data Reduction, Classification, and Practical Solution of Large-Scale Models
Organization:
Department of Quantitative Analysis and Information Systems, College of Business, University of Cincinnati
Location:
Cincinnati, OH
Year:
1986


Title:
Aggregation Techniques for Large Scale Programming in Management
Location:
Honolulu, HA
Year:
1986


Title:
“Aggregation Techniques for Large Scale Programming in Management”
Organization:
Decsision Sciences Institute Technical Session, "Innovative Pedagogy in Statistics",
Location:
Honolulu, HA, USA
Year:
1986


Title:
Aggregation Techniques for Markov Processes
Location:
Columbus, OH
Year:
1986