Faculty

David Woodruff
Professor of Management

Research Expertise: Business analytics, operations and management science, planning and scheduling under uncertainty, optimization

David L. Woodruff is Professor at the Graduate School of Management at the University of California at Davis. His research concerns computational aspects of optimal decision making. He is particularly interested in problems with a mix of discrete and continuous choices with multiple time stages when there is significant uncertainty. He research includes solution algorithms, problem representation and modeling language support. He has worked on applications in operations, logistics, science, and has been involved recently in a number of applications in electrical energy planning and scheduling.

He is Editor-in-Chief of the INFORMS Journal on Computing, which is a publication of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science.  His paper with Jean-Paul Watson entitled “Progressive Hedging Innovations for a Class of Stochastic Mixed-integer Resource Allocation Problems” shared the best paper of 2011 award in the journal Computational Management Science. He is the UCD Principal Investigator for the ARPAe (Department of Energy) grant “Improved Power System Operation Using Advanced Stochastic Optimization” awarded in 2012.

Professor Woodruff teaches the core class in Managing for Operational Excellence. He has also teaches the Management Science class from time to time. Woodruff has served a term as Associate Dean for Instructional Programs and also as Director of Concurrent Degree Programs.

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