• Professor Emeritus
Wilbert E. Wilhelm

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1972
  • M.S. Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1970
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1964

Research Interests

    • Integer programming
    • Scheduling, rescheduling 
    • Supply chain design for international assembly systems 
    • Second-generation biofuel supply chain design
    • Designing sensor surveillance and reaction systems for homeland security

Certifications & Memberships

  • Professional Engineer (PE), 1984-2015
  • Life Member, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, 1974
  • Member, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, 1980-2014
  • Member, Mathematical Optimization Society

Awards & Honors

  • Retiree Service Award, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (2018)
  • Inaugural holder of the Mike and Sugar Barnes Professorship (2016)
  • SME Gold Medal Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (2011)
  • Mike and Sugar Barnes Professor (2000)
  • Brockett Professor, Texas A&M College of Engineering (1997)
  • David Baker Distinguished Research Award, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (1996)
  • Fellow, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (1991, 92)
  • Senior Fellow, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (1994)
  • IISE Fellow Award, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (1992)
  • IISE Operations Research Division Special Citation Award, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (1992)

Selected Publications

  • Choi, S., and W. E. Wilhelm (2020) Sequencing in an Appointment Systems with Deterministic Arrivals and Non-identical Exponential Service Times, Computers & Operation Research, 117, 1-10.
  • Gokce, E., and W. E. Wilhelm (2015) Valid Inequalities for the Multi-dimensional, Multiple-Choice 0-1 Knapsack Problem, Discrete Optimization, 17, 25-54.
  • Kim, S., and W. E. Wilhelm (2014) On the Optimal Deployment of Direction Finders, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 11 (2), 421-428.
  • Liang, D., and W. E. Wilhelm (2010) A Generalization of Column Generation to Accelerate Convergence, Mathematical Programming Series A, 122 (2), April, 349-378.
  • Wilhelm. W. E., and E. Gokce (2010) A Branch-and-Price Decomposition to Design a Surveillance System for Port and Waterway Security, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 7 (2), 316-326.