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Marc Posner

  • Professor, Integrated Systems Engineering
  • 296 Baker Systems
    1971 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-292-4567



  • Integer Programming 
  • Analysis of Heuristics
  • Logistics and the Supply Chain, with special interests in Scheduling, and Production


Ph.D. (Operations Research) University of Pennsylvania, 1974

M.S. (Operations Research) University of Pennsylvania, 1972

B.A. (Mathematics, minor in Linguistics) Brandeis University, 1970

Areas of Interest

Marc Posner specializes in advanced methods for optimization, including integer programming and analysis of heuristics. He has worked on a variety of applications of optimization methods to logistical decision problems in areas such as production scheduling, facility layout, and supply chain management. Also, he has successfully solved real world logistic problems for companies such as IBM, AT&T Network Systems, and The Limited. Prior to joining Ohio State, he worked for RCA Corporation as an operations research analyst.

He is the Co-Director of the Master’s in Business Logistics and Engineering, a joint program with the Fisher College of Business. He currently serves as Departmental Editor of Scheduling and Logistics for IISE Transactions, and Associate Editor for The Journal of Scheduling and Naval Research Logistics (NRL).