Matthew Petering, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Industrial And Manufacturing Engr

While Dr. Petering’s academic career has kept him in the Midwest (Washington University in St. Louis, University of Michigan, UW-Milwaukee), his research has affected the commerce of the entire globe. His work on seaport container transshipment terminals, high-speed train scheduling, and material handling has streamlined transportation and warehousing systems around the world. His research on logistics and supply chain management has combined the ever-changing world of business with the hard science of engineering.

Education:

  • Ph.D., Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2007
  • M.S., Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2003
  • B.A., Washington University in Saint Louis, 1999

Research Focus:

  • Operations research
  • Discrete event simulation
  • Math programming
  • Logistics
  • Transportation
  • Ocean and rail container shipping
  • Material handling systems
  • Supply chain management
  • Manufacturing

Publications:

  • "Mixed integer programming for railway capacity analysis and cyclic, combined train timetabling and platforming," M.E.H. Petering, M. Heydar, and D. Bergmann, accepted by Transportation Science.
  • "Scheduling multiple yard cranes with crane interference and safety distance requirement," Y. Wu, W. Li, M.E.H. Petering, M. Goh, and R. de Souza, accepted by Transportation Science.
  • "Simulation analysis of hospital intensive care unit reimbursement policies from the triple bottom line perspective," M.E.H. Petering, O.T. Aydas, K. Kuzu, and A. Ross, Journal of Simulation, 9 (2015), 86-98.
  • "Real-time container storage location assignment at an RTG-based seaport container transshipment terminal: problem description, control system, simulation model, and penalty scheme experimentation," M.E.H. Petering, Flexible Services and Manufacturing, 27 (2015), 351-381.
  • "Mixed integer programming for minimizing the period of a cyclic railway timetable for a single track with two train types,"  M. Heydar, M.E.H. Petering, and D. Bergmann, Computers and Industrial Engineering, 66 (2013), 171-185.
  • "A new mixed integer program and extended look-ahead heuristic algorithm for the block relocation problem," M.E.H. Petering and M.I.J. Hussein, European Journal of Operational Research, 231 (2013), 120-130.
  • "A continuous time model for multiple yard crane scheduling with last minute job arrivals," W. Li, M. Goh, Y. Wu, M.E.H. Petering, R. de Souza, and Y.C. Wu, International Journal of Production Economics, 136 (2012) 332-343.
  • "Decision support for yard capacity, fleet composition, truck substitutability, and scalability issues at seaport container terminals via discrete event simulation," M.E.H. Petering, Transportation Research E, 47 (2011) 85-103.
  • "Development and simulation analysis of real-time, dual-load yard truck control systems for seaport container transshipment terminals," M.E.H. Petering, OR Spectrum, 32 (2010) 633-661.
  • "Effect of block width and storage yard layout on marine container terminal performance," M.E.H. Petering, Transportation Research E, 45 (2009) 591-610.
  • "Development and simulation analysis of real-time yard crane control systems for seaport container transshipment terminals," M.E.H. Petering, Y. Wu, W. Li, M. Goh, and R. de Souza, OR Spectrum, 31 (2009) 801-835.
  • "Discrete time model and algorithms for container yard crane scheduling," W. Li, Y. Wu, M.E.H. Petering, M. Goh, and R. de Souza, European Journal of Operational Research, 198 (2009) 165-172.
  • "Effect of block length and yard crane deployment systems on overall performance at a seaport container transshipment terminal," M.E.H. Petering and K.G. Murty, Computers and Operations Research, 36 (2009) 1711-1725.
  • "Performance analysis of a multiple vehicle tandem system with inter-vehicle buffers and blocking," M.E.H. Petering, J. Seo, and C. Lee, Computers in Industry, 58 (2007) 3-11.