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James Bean

360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • PhD, Stanford University, 1980

Research & Scholarship Interests

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Department Research Areas

Honors & Awards

  • George E. Kimball Medal, Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences, Fellow

Selected Publications

  • S. Xu, J. Bean, Scheduling Parallel-Machine Batch Operations to Maximize On-Time Delivery Performance, Journal of Scheduling, 2015, 1-18
  • S. Xu, J. Bean, A Genetic Algorithm for Scheduling Parallel Non-identical Batch Processing Machines, Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Scheduling, 2007, 143–150
  • Z.-Z. Lin, J. Bean, C. White III, A Hybrid Genetic/Optimization Algorithm for Finite Horizon Partially Observed Markov Decision Processes, INFORMS Journal on Computing, 16, 2004, 27-38
  • J. Ohlmann, J. Bean, S. Henderson, Convergence in Probability of Compressed Annealing, Mathematics of Operations Research, 29, 2004, 837-860
  • C. Kim, G. Keoleian, D. Grande, J. Bean, Life Cycle Optimization of Automobile Replacement: Model and Application, Environmental Science & Technology, 37, 2003,  5407-5413
  • Z.-Z. Lin, J. Bean, C. White III, Chapter 15: A Genetic Algorithm Heuristic for Finite Horizon Partially Observed Markov Decision Problems, Evolutionary Optimization, Eds. R. Sarkar, X. Yao and M. Mohammadian, Kluwer Academic, Boston, 2002, 371-398
  • R. Hughes, J. Bean, D. Chaffin, A Method for Classifying Co-contraction of Lumbar Muscle Activity, Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 17, 2001, 253-258
  • B. Norman, J. Bean, Scheduling Operations on Parallel Machine Tools, IIE Transactions, 32, 2000, 449-459

Related News

March 14, 2018

Provost and MIE Professor James Bean (PI) and co-PI Professors Barbara Guthrie (Bouvé), Carla Mattos (COS), Hameed Metghalchi (MIE), and Benjamin Hescott (CCIS), along with collaborators Richard Harris, COE Assistant Dean and Director of the Northeastern University Program in Multicultural Engineering, and Sara Wadia-Fascetti, Vice Provost of the PhD Network and CEE Professor, were awarded a $1M NSF grant for the "Strategic Advancement of Rising Scholars (STARS) Nominated by the Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NE-LSAMP)."

October 30, 2017

Congratulations to the several MIE faculty and students that were recognized at the INFORMS 2017 Annual Meeting.

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