Faculty Directory
Robert Fourer

Professor Emeritus of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences


2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

Email Robert Fourer


Research Projects


Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences


Ph.D. Operations Research, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

M.S. Statistics, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

M.S. Operations Research, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

B.S. Mathematics, MIT, Cambridge, MA

Research Interests

Algebraic modeling languages; detection and transformation of optimization problem types; optimization cyberinfrastructures


Selected Publications

  • Orban, D.; Fourer, R., “DrAmpl: a meta solver for optimization problem analysis”, Computational Management Science, (2010)
  • R Fourer;J Ma;K Martin, “Optimization Services: A Framework for Distributed Optimization”, Operations Research, (2010)
  • R Fourer, “Cyberinfrastructure and optimization”, A Long View of Research and Practice in Operations ..., (2010)
  • R FOURER;J MA;K MARTIN, “OSiL: An instance language for optimization”, Computational Optimization and Applications, (2010)
  • G Dutta, N Gupta, R Fourer, “An optimization-based decision support system for strategic planning in a process industry: the case of aluminium company in India”, Journal of the Operational ..., (2010)
  • R Fourer, HI Gassmann, J Ma, RK Martin, “An XML-based schema for stochastic programs”, Annals of Operations Research, (2009)
  • R Fourer, C Maheshwari, A Neumaier, D ..., “Convexity and Concavity Detection in Computational Graphs: Tree Walks for Convexity ...”, INFORMS Journal on Computing, (2009)
  • C VALENTE, G MITRA, M SADKI, et al., “Extending Algebraic Modelling Languages for Stochastic Programming”, INFORMS JOURNAL ON COMPUTING, (2009)
  • R FOURER, L LOPES, “StAMPL: A Filtration-Oriented Modeling Tool for Multistage Stochastic Recourse Problems”, INFORMS JOURNAL ON COMPUTING, (2009)
  • L Lopes, R Fourer, “Object Oriented Modeling of Multistage Stochastic Linear Programs”, Operations Research and Cyber-Infrastructure, ..., (2009)
  • G DUTTA, R FOURER, “Database structure for a class of multi-period mathematical programming models”, DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, (2008)
  • ED DOLAN, R FOURER, JP GOUX, et al., “Kestrel: An Interface from Optimization Modeling Systems to the NEOS Server”, INFORMS JOURNAL ON COMPUTING, (2008)