Douglas M. King

Douglas M King

Senior Lecturer

3 Transportation Building

Lecturer

3 Transportation Building

Education

  • Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, May 2012, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S. in Systems and Entrepreneurial Engineering, May 2006, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S. in General Engineering, May 2002, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Academic Positions

  • Senior Lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, August 2017 - Present
  • Lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, March 2014 - August 2017
  • Visiting Lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, August 2012 - March 2014

Selected Articles in Journals

  • "The Geo-Graph in Practice: Creating United States Congressional Districts from Census Blocks" (D.M. King, S.H. Jacobson, E.C. Sewell), Computational Optimization and Applications (to appear); 2017
  • “Analyzing the Impact of Public Transit Usage on Obesity” (Z. She, D.M. King, S.H. Jacobson), Preventive Medicine 99 264-268; June, 2017.
  • “What is driving obesity? A review on the connections between obesity and motorized transportation” (D.M. King, S.H. Jacobson), Current Obesity Reports 6(1) 3-9; March, 2017.
  • “Random acts of violence? Examining probabilistic independence of the temporal distribution of mass killing events in the United States” (D.M. King, S.H. Jacobson), Violence and Victims (to appear); 2017
  • "Efficient geo-graph contiguity and hole algorithms for geographic zoning and dynamic plane graph partitioning" (D.M. King, S.H. Jacobson, E.C. Sewell), Mathematical Programming Series A 149(1-2) 425-457; February, 2015.
  • "Modeling the winning seed distribution of the NCAA Division I men׳s basketball tournament" (A. Khatibi, D.M. King, S.H. Jacobson), OMEGA 50 141-148; January, 2015.
  • "Seatbelt usage: Is there an association with obesity?"(B. Behzad, D.M. King, S.H. Jacobson), Public Health 128(9) 799-803; September, 2014.
  • “Quantifying the Association between Obesity, Automobile Travel, and Caloric Intake” (B. Behzad, D.M. King, S.H. Jacobson), Preventive Medicine; 56(2) 103-106; February, 2013.
  • “Assessing the long term benefit of hand-held wireless device bans while driving” (S.H. Jacobson, D.M. King, K.C. Ryan, M.J. Robbins), Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 46(10) 1586-1593; December, 2012.
  • “Geo-Graphs: An efficient model for enforcing contiguity and hole constraints in planar graph partitioning” (D.M. King, S.H. Jacobson, E.C. Sewell, W.K.T. Cho), Operations Research 60(5) 1213-1228; September-October, 2012.
  • “Seed distributions for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament” (S.H. Jacobson, A.G. Nikolaev, D.M. King, A.J. Lee), OMEGA 39(6) 719-724; December, 2011.
  • “A note on the relationship between obesity and driving" (S.H. Jacobson, D.M. King, R. Yuan), Transport Policy 18(5) 772-776; September, 2011.
  • “Seeding in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament: When is a higher seed better?” (S.H. Jacobson, D.M. King), Journal of Gambling Business and Economics 3(2) 63-87; September, 2009.
  • “Fuel saving and ridesharing in the US: Motivations, limitations, and opportunities” (S.H. Jacobson, D.M. King), Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 14(1) 14-21; January, 2009.
  • “Measuring the potential for automobile fuel savings in the US: The impact of obesity” (S.H. Jacobson, D.M. King), Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 14(1) 6-13; January, 2009.

Professional Societies

  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science (INFORMS)

Research Honors

  • 2012 INFORMS Section on Public Programs, Services and Needs (SPPSN) Best Paper Competition (Finalist)
  • 2012 INFORMS Innovation in Analytics Award (Semifinalist)
  • 2013 IIE Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award (Second place)

Other Honors

  • Engineering Council Outstanding Advising Award (2016, 2017)
  • IISE Outstanding Faculty Advisor, North Central Region (2013, 2016)
  • Mavis Future Faculty Fellowship recipient (Fall 2010 - Summer 2011)
  • Mavis Memorial Fund Scholarship recipient (Fall 2009 - Summer 2010)

Improvement Activities

  • 2014-2015 Collins Scholar, University of Illinois, College of Engineering

Courses Taught

  • CS 482 - Simulation
  • IE 300 - Analysis of Data
  • IE 310 - Operations Research
  • IE 311 - Operations Research Lab
  • IE 330 - Industrial Quality Control
  • IE 412 - OR Models for Mfg Systems
  • IE 413 - Simulation