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Sidney, Jeffrey

Sidney, Jeffrey

Professor Emeritus
B.A. (Yale), M.A. (Michigan), M.S.E. (Michigan), Ph.D. (Michigan)
DMS 5154
613-562-5800 x 4615
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Research Areas
  • Management


Professor Sidney specializes in the area of management science, with a focus on production scheduling and on development of combinatorial algorithms for complex problems. Professional efforts have included projects such as the development of software for communication satellite placement, analysis of fishery operations in Atlantic Canada, simulation of urban bus routes, and socio-economic policy analysis for the Treasury Board Secretariat. Current efforts are focused upon scheduling of robotic systems, open shop scheduling, and combinatorial optimization with incomplete information.

Publications have ranged over a wide variety of journals. As member of the Canadian Operational Research Society, INFORMS and the Production and Operations Management Society, Professor Sidney has been active in the professional community. He was editor and associate editor of INFOR; assistant editor of Operations Research, and has participated in the organization of many conferences.

Recent Publications

Papers in Refereed Journals

Drobouchevitch, I.G. and Sidney, J.B. 2012. Minimization of earliness,tardiness and due date penalties on uniform parallel machines with identical jobs. Computers and Operations Research, 39(9): 1919-1926.

Mosheiov, G. and Sidney, J.B. 2010. Scheduling a deteriorating maintenance activity on a single machine. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 61(5): 882-887.

Recent Funded Research

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2005-2012 Strategic Research Clusters Seed Funding Program, School of Management Research Centre on Canada's Fisheries and Aquaculture Management Policy (C-FOAM) R I Co-I $ 60,000
2004-2009 NSERC Parallel Machine Scheduling with Learning and Deterioration Effects; Optimization Using Ordinal Data R C PI $ 100,000

*Purpose = C: Contract (R and D), E: Equipment Grant, R: Research Grant, S: Support Award, P: Pedagogical Grant, O: Other, U: Unknown

**Type= C: Granting Councils, G: Government, F: Foundations, I: UO Internal Funding, O: Other, U: Unknown

Role: PI = Principal Investigator, Co-I = Co-Investigator, Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator