Dr. David Rader specializes in operations research, linear and discrete optimization, and sports scheduling. He has authored or co-authored eight journal articles, 27 conference presentations and the textbook, Deterministic Operations Research: Models and Methods in Linear Optimization. Dr. Rader has contributed to the success of the Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal, the longest-running publication of original undergraduate-only math research in the United States, and was an advocate for the new biomathematics major for the department. Away from the classroom, he has showcased his sharp-shooting skills on the basketball court in intramural competitions and campus pick-up games. Check out his personal web page

Teaching Interests

  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Probability
  • Deterministic operations research
  • Combinatorial optimization

Research Interests

  • Operations
  • Linear and discrete optimization
  • Quadratic 0-1 optimization
  • Exam scheduling
  • Discrete optimization

Publications & Presentations

  • Rader, D., Hardin, J., Beck, C., Furman, K., Hanna, A., Holder, A., and Rego, C., “Recommendations for an Undergraduate Curriculum at the Interface of Operations Research and Computer Science,” INFORMS Trans. Ed., 12, No. 3, 117-123, 2012
  • Deterministic Operations Research: Models and Methods in Linear Optimization, Wiley, 2010
  • Rader, D. and DePaolo, C. A., “A Heuristic Algorithm for a Chance Constrained Stochastic Program,” European Journal of Operational Research, 176, 27-45, 2007
  • Rader, D., Hammer, P. L., Hansen, P., and Pardalos, P., “Maximizing the Product of Two Linear 0-1 Functions,” Optimization, 51, pp. 511-537, 2002
  • Rader, D. and Woeginger, G. J., “The Quadratic 0-1 Knapsack Problem with Series-Parallel Support,” Operations Research Letters, 30, No. 3, 159-166, 2002
  • Rader, D., Boros, E., Hammer, P. L., and Minoux, M., “Optimal Cell Flipping to Minimize Channel Density in VLSI Design and a Class of PseudoBoolean Optimization Problems,”  Discrete Applied Mathematics, 90, 69-88, 1999

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Rutgers University, 1997
  • BS, University of Richmond, 1991
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