PhD in Applied Mathematics, The University of New South Wales, Australia
BSc in Theoretical Physics, University of Queensland, Australia
Decision Making Problems
Decision Making Problems
Professor Carlton Scott's research interests involve the application of mathematical models to assist managerial decision making. Some of his research is associated with the development and analysis of optimization models that arise from decision situations in business and industry.
1984 - present: Professor, Operations Management and Quantitative Methods, The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine
1985 - 1989: Associate Dean, Graduate School of Management, University of California, Irvine
1982 - 1984: Associate Professor, Operations Management and Quantitative Methods, Graduate School of Management, University of California, Irvine
1978 - 1982: Senior Lecturer, Operations Research and Industrial Management, School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Australia
1972 - 1978: Lecturer, Operations Research and Industrial Management, School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Australia
1971 - 1972: Operations Research Analyst for a firm in the steel industry, Broken Hill Pty., Ltd., Duties included scheduling, queuing analysis and process optimization.
University of California, Irvine
At the Graduate School of Management, I teach in the regular MBA program, the Executive MBA program, the Fully Employed MBA program, the Health Care Executive MBA program, and in Executive Education. Subjects taught include:
University of New South Wales (1972-1982)
These were in areas associated with Operations Research in a School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering which caters to both undergraduate and graduate courses. I taught a course in the Australian Graduate School of Management. Subject names are listed below:
Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Engineering Science
Bachelor of Engineering Science
My research interests are in the application of quantitative methods to decision making problems and in the development of new theory for optimization. I am particularly interested in the uses of mathematical analysis in the simplification of optimization problems prior to computation, although some of my work has suggested powerful new computational techniques.
1. Development of a methodology and associated algorithms for models of spatial interaction. This has been applied in transportation planning, in the forecasting of residential population distribution, and in mineral processing. (See Publications 6, 8, 15, 18, 19, 28, 37, 43, 58.)
2. A new theory for quasi-concave programming and equilibrium problems which has particular relevance to economics (29, 38, 39, 40).
3. Various generalizations of duality theory (9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 21, 22, 25, 30, 49, 50, 52, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 68) and its application to:
4. Miscellaneous applications of operations research methodology to:
Currently I am writing a book entitled, "Convex Programming: Analysis and Application," with T. R. Jefferson, which will highlight the role of prior analysis in facilitating the solution of optimization problems.
Conference Papers (1984 to Present)
Much of my work in this area has been associated with the development of mathematical models for decision making and with the statistical analysis of data. Specific engagements have included the following: