Papers (Students and Postdocs in Bold)

  1. Zhang, Z. Denton, B.T., Morgan, T.M., “Optimization of Active Surveillance Strategies for Hetereogenous Patients with Prostate Cancer,” Production and Operations Management, 2022
  2. Denton, B.T., “Frontiers of Medical Decision Making in the Modern Age of Data Analytics,” IISE Transactions, 2022
  3. Otles, E., Seymour, J.., Wang, H., Denton, B.T., Dynamic Prediction of Work Status for Workers with Occupational Injuries: Assessing the Value of Longitudinal Observations, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 2022
  4. Li, W., Denton, B.T., Morgan, T.M. Optimizing Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer Using Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes,” European Journal of Operational Research, 2022
  5. Steimle, L, Kauffman, D., Denton, B.T., “Multi-model Markov Decision Processes: A New Method for Mitigating Parameter Ambiguity,” IISE Transactions, 2021
  6. Steimle, L., Ahluwalia, V., Kamdar, C., Denton, B.T.,  “Decomposition Methods for Solving Multi-model Markov Decision Processes.IISE Transactions, 2021
  7. Ahluwalia, Steimle, L., Denton, B.T.,  “Policy-based branch-and-bound for infinite-horizon Multi-model Markov decision processes.Computers and Operations Research, 2021
  8. Merdan, S., Barnett, C., Denton, B.T., Montie, J., Miller, D.,  “Data Analytics for Optimal Detection of Metastatic Prostate Cancer,” Operations Research (in press), 2020
  9. Li,W., Denton, B.T., Nieboer, D., Carroll, P.R., Roobol, M.J., Morgan, T.M., Movember Foundation’s
    Global Action Plan Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance (GAP3) consortium, “Comparison of Biopsy Under-sampling and Annual Progression Using Hidden Markov Models to Learn from Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Studies,” Cancer Medicine (in press) 2020.
  10. Zheng, Z., Denton, B.T., Xie, X., “Branch-and-Price for Chance-Constrained Bin Packing,” INFORMS Journal on Computing; 32(3):547-564, 2020
  11. Bam, M., Zhang, Z., Denton, B.T., Duck, M., Van Oyen, M. “Planning Models for Skills-sensitive Surgical Nurse Staffing: A Case Study at a Large Academic Medical Center,” IISE Transactions (in press) 2020
  12. Inadomi, M., Singh, K., Qi, J., Dunn, R., Linsell, S., Denton, B.T., Hurley, P., Kleer, E., Montie, J., Ghani, K., Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MUSIC),  “Prospective Monitoring of Imaging Guideline Adherence by Physicians in a Surgical Collaborative: Comparison of Statistical Process Control Methods for Detecting Outlying Performance,BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making; 20(89), 2020
  13. Zheng, Z., Denton, B.T., Xie, X., “Appointment Scheduling and the Effects of Customer Congestion on Service,” IISE Transactions; 51(10), 1075-1090, 2019
  14. Davenport, M.S., Montgomery, J.S., Kunju, L.P., Siddiqui, J., Shankar, P.R., Rajendiran, T., Shao, X., Lee, E., Denton, B.T., Barnett, C., Piert, M., 18F-choline PET/mpMRI for Detection of Clinically Significant Prostate Cancer: Part 1. Improved Risk Stratification for MRI-Guided Transrectal Prostate Biopsies,”  Journal of Nuclear Medicine; 61(3), 337-343, 2020
  15. Barnett, C., Davenport, M.S., Montgomery, J.S., Kunju, L.P., Denton, B.T., Piert, M., “18F-choline PET/mpMRI for Detection of Clinically Significant Prostate Cancer: Part 2. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis,”  Journal of Nuclear Medicine; 60(12), 1705-1712, 2019
  16. Kimiz, S., Qi, J., Babitz, S.K., Linsell, S., Denton, B.T., Singh, K., Auffengerg, G., “Grade Groups Provide Improved Predictions of Pathological and Early Oncologic Outcomes Compared with Gleason Score Risk Groups,” Journal of Urology; 201 (2): 278-283, 2019
  17. Zhang, Y., Mason, J.E., Wu, H., Wilson, J., Denton, B.T., “Probabilistic Sensitivity Analysis for Markov Decision Processes,” Healthcare Management Science; 22, 34–52, 2019
  18.  Denton, B. T., “Optimization of Sequential Decision Making for Chronic Diseases: From Data to Decisions.” In Recent Advances in Optimization and Modeling of Contemporary Problems (pp. 316-348). INFORMS Tutorials, 2018
  19. Harvey, M. J., Denton, B. T., Prosser, L. A., & Hutton, D. W., “Determining the optimal strategy for the live-attenuated herpes zoster vaccine in adults. ” Vaccine; 36(41), 6237-6247
  20. Barnett, C. L., Davenport, M. S., Montgomery, J. S., Wei, J. T., Montie, J. E., & Denton, B. T.,”Cost‐effectiveness of magnetic resonance imaging and targeted fusion biopsy for early detection of prostate cancer.” BJU International; 122(1), 50-58, 2018
  21. Mason, J.E., Denton, B.T., Shah, N.D., Smith, S.A., “Using Electronic Health Records to Monitor and Improve Adherence to Medication,” IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering; 7(4); 194-214, 2018
  22. Barnett, C., Auffenberg, G., Cheng, Z., Yang, F., Wang, J., Wei, J., Miller, D., Montie, Mamawala, M., Denton, B.T., “Optimizing Active Surveillance Strategies to Balance Competing Goals of Early Detection of Prostate Cancer , ” Cancer; 124(4); 698-755, 2017
  23. Berg, B., Denton, B.T., “Fast Approximations for Online Scheduling of Outpatient Procedure Centers,” INFORMS Journal on Computing; 29(4); 631-644, 2017
  24. Bam, M., Denton, B.T., Van Oyen, M., Cowen, M., “Surgery Scheduling with Recovery Resources,” IISE Transactions; 49 (10), 942-955, 2017
  25. Barnett, C.L., Tomlins, S.A., Underwood, D.J., Morgan, T.M., Montie, J.E., Wei, J.T., Denton, B.T., “Two-Stage Biomarker Protocols for Improving the Early Detection of Prostate Cancer,” Medical Decision Making; 37(7), 815-826, 2017
  26. Basu, S., Sussman,J.B., Rigdon, J., Steimle L., Denton, B.T., Hayward, R.A., “ Improved Targeting of  Intensive Blood Pressure Treatment: Derivation and Validation of Risk Scores for Benefit and Harm,” PLOS Medicine; 14(10), e1002410, 2017
  27. Bam, M., Denton, B.T., Van Oyen, M., “Surgery Scheduling with Recovery Resources,” IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering; 49(1), 1-14, 2017
  28. Zhang, Y., Denton, B.T., “Robust Markov Decision Processes for Medical Treatment Decisions,” Working Paper (under review, available at Optimization Online, 2016
  29. Steimle, L., Denton, B.T., “Screening and Treatment of Chronic Diseases,” Markov Decision Processes in Practice, Eds: Richard Boucherie and Nico M. van Dijk, Springer, New York, 2016
  30. Hurley, P., Dhir, A., Gao, Y., Drabik, B., Lim, K., Curry, J., Womble, P.R., Linsell, S.M., Brachulis, A., Sexton, D.W., Ghani, K.R., Denton, B.T., Miller, D.c., Montie, J.E. “A State-wide Intervention Improves Appropriate Imaging in Localized Prostate Cancer,” Urology, 197(50); 1222-1228, 2016
  31. Castaing, J., Cohn, A., Denton, B.T., “A Stochastic Programming Approach to Reduce Patient Wait Times and Overtime in an Outpatient Infusion Center,” IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, 6(3), 111-125, 2016
  32. Underwood, D., Zhang, J., Nielsen, M.E., Wilson, J.R., Denton, B.T., “The Influence of Heterogeneity on the Harms and Benefits of Prostate Cancer Screening,” Working Paper, 2015
  33. Liu, J., Womble, P.R., Merdan, S., Miller, D.C., Montie, J.E., Denton, B.T., “Factors Influencing Selection of Active Surveillance for Localized Prostate Cancer,” Urology; 86, 901-905, 2015.
  34. Merdan, S., Tomlins, S.A., Barnett, C.L., Underwood, D.J., Morgan, T.M., Montie, J.E., Wei, J.T., Denton, B.T., “Assessment of Long Term Outcomes Associated with Urinary Prostate Cancer Antigen 3 and TMPRSS2:ERG Gene Fusion at Repeat Biopsy,” Cancer; 121(22), 2015
  35. Gul, S., Denton, B.T., Fowler, J., “A Progressive Hedging Approach for Surgery Planning Under Uncertainty,” INFORMS Journal on Computing; 27(4): 755-722, 2015
  36. Erdogan, S.A., Ghose, A., Denton, B.T., “On-line Appointment Sequencing and Scheduling,” IIE Transactions; 47, 1267-1286, 2015
  37. McCoy, R.G., Zhang, Y., Denton, B.T., Mason, J., Montori, V.M., Smith, S.A., Shah, N., “Trends in Treatment Intensification of Type 2 Diabetes,” American Journal of Managed Care, 2015.
  38. Price, S., Golden, B., Wasil, E., Denton, B.T., “Operations Research Models and Methods in the Screening, Detection, and Treatment of Prostate Cancer: A Categorized, Annotated Bibliography,” Operations Research for Health (in press), 2015
  39. Milne, R.J., White, T., Denton, B.T., “The Art and Science of Practice: How Analytics Practitioners Can Learn from Published Patents and Protect Their Work,” Interfaces, 45(3), 271-277, 2015
  40. Gose, A., Denton, B.T., “Sequential Bounding Methods for Two-Stage Stochastic Programs,” INFORMS Journal on Computing; 28(2), 351-369, 2016
  41. Deng, Y., Shen, S., Denton, B.T., “Chance-Constrained Surgery Planning Under Conditions of Limited and Ambiguous Data,” INFORMS Journal on Computing;  31(3):559-575, 2019
  42. Merdan, S., Womble, P.R., Miller, D.C., Barnett, C, Ye, Z., Linsell, S.M., Montie, J.E., Denton, B.T., “Towards Better Use of Bone Scans Among Men with Early State Prostate Cancer,” Urology; 84, 793-798, 2014
  43. Risko, R., Merdan, S. Womble, P.R., Montie, J., Barnett, C., Ye, Z., Linsell, S., Miller, D., Denton, B.T., “Clinical Predictors and Recommendations for Staging CT Scan Among Men with Prostate Cancer,” Urology; 84, 1329-1334 ,2014
  44. Zhang, Y., McCoy, R.G., Mason, J., Smith, S.A., Shah, N., Denton, B.T., “Comparative Analysis of Treatment Regimens for Glycemic Control in Diabetes Patients,” Diabetes Care; 37(5) 1338-1345, 2014
  45. Bjorn Berg, Denton, B.T., Ayca Erdogan, Todd Huschka, Thomas Rohleder, “Optimal Overbooking Strategies for Outpatient Procedure Centers,” Computers & Operations Research; 50, 24-37, 2014
  46. Wang, C.T., Milne, R.J., Fordyce, K., Denton, B.T., “Incorporating Contractual Arrangements in Production Planning,” Computers & Operations Research; 53, 353-363, 2015
  47. Mason, J., Denton, B.T., Shah, N., Smith, S., “Optimizing the Simultaneous Management of Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Treatment Guidelines for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes,” European Journal of Operational Research; 233, 727-738, 2013
  48. Berg, B. , Murr, M. , Chermak, D., Woodall, J. , Pignone, M., Sandler, R., Denton, B.T., “Estimating the Cost of No-shows and Evaluating the Effects of Mitigation Strategies,” Medical Decision Making; 33, 976-985, 2012
  49. Yarmand, H., Ivy, J., Denton, B.T., Loyd, A., “Optimal Two-Phase Vaccine Allocation to Geographically Different Regions under Uncertainty,” European Journal of Operational Research 233(1), 208-219, 2014
  50. Zhang, Y. , Nielsen, M., Denton, B.T., “Comparison of Surveillance Strategies for Low Risk Bladder Cancer Patients,” Medical Decision Making; 33, 198-214, 2013
  51. Erdogan, S.A., Denton, B.T., “Dynamic Appointment Scheduling with Uncertain Demand,” INFORMS Journal on Computing; 25(1), 116-132, 2013.
  52. Woodall, J., Gosselin, T., Boswell, A., Murr, M., Denton, B.T., “A Simulation Optimization Approach to Improve Patient Access to Duke Medicine’s Cancer Center,” Interfaces;43(5), 449-461, 2013 (Finalist for 2012 INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize)
  53. Zhang, J., Denton, B.T., Balasubramanian, H., Inman, B., Shah, N., “Optimization of Prostate Biopsy Referral Decisions,” Manufacturing & Service Operations Management; 14(4), 529-547, 2012
  54. Underwood, D., Zhang, J., Denton, B.T., Shah, N., Inman, B., “Simulation Optimization of PSA Threshold Based Prostate Cancer Screening Policies,” Health Care Management Science; 15(4), 293-309, 2012
  55. Zhang, J., Denton, B.T., Balasubramanian, H., Inman, B., Shah, N., “Optimization of PSA Screening Policies: A Comparison of the Patient and Societal Perspectives,” Medical Decision Making, 32(2), 337-349, 2012
  56. Inman, B., Zhang, J., Shah, N., Denton, B.T., “An Evaluation of the Dynamic Changes in PSA Occurring in a Population-Based Cohort of Men Over Time,” British Journal of Urology International, 110(3), 375-381, 2012.
  57. Mason, J., Denton, B.T.,“A Comparison of Decision Maker Perspectives on the Optimal Time to Initiate Cholesterol Treatment,” IBM Journal on Research and Development, 56(5), 1-12, 2012.
  58. Mason, J.E., England, D., Denton, B.T., Smith, S., Kurt, M., Shah, N., “Optimizing Statin Treatment Decisions in the Presence of Uncertain Future Adherence,” Medical Decision Making 32(1), 154-166, 2012.
  59. Berg, B, Denton, B.T., “Appointment Planning and Scheduling in Outpatient Procedure Centers,” in Springer Handbook of Healthcare System Scheduling, Springer, 2012.
  60. Degbotse, A., Denton, B., Fordyce, K., Milne, R.J., Orzell, R., and Wang, C., “IBM Blends Heuristics and Optimization to Plan its Semiconductor Supply Chain,” Interfaces; 43(2), 130-141, 2013
  61. Denton, B.T., Alagoz, O., Holder, A., Lee, E, “Open Challenges in Medical Decision Making,” IIE Transactions on Healthcare Engineering; 1(3), 161-167, 2011
  62. Batun, S., Denton, B.T., Huschka, T.R., Schaefer, A.J., “The Benefit of Pooling Operating Rooms Under Uncertainty,” INFORMS Journal on Computing; 23(2), 220-237, 2011
  63. Gul, S., Denton, B.T., Huschka, T., Fowler, J.R., “Bi-criteria Evaluation of an Out Patient Surgery Clinic via Simulation,” Production and Operations Management; 20(3), 406-417, 2011
  64. Kurt, M., Denton, B.T., Schaefer, A., Shah, N., Smith, S., “The Structure of Optimal Statin Initiation Policies for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes”, IIE Transactions on Healthcare; 1, 49-65, 2011 (Finalist INFORMS 2009 “Doing Good with Good OR – Student Paper Competition”, Winner of the 2010 INFORMS Service Section Best Paper Award).
  65. Shah, N.D., Mason, J.E., Kurt, M., Denton, B.T., Schaefer, A.J., Montori, V.M., Smith, S.A., “Comparative Effectiveness of Guidelines for the Management of Hyperlipidemia and Hypertension for Type 2 Diabetes Patients,” PLoS ONE; 6(1): e16170, 2011
  66. Balasubramanian, H., Banerjee, R., Naessens, J.M., Denton, B.T., Wood, D.L., “Improving Clinical Access and Continuity through Physician Panel Redesign,” Journal of General Internal Medicine; 25(1), 1109-1115, 2010
  67. Balasubramanian, H., Denton, B.T., “Managing Physician Panels in Primary Care,” Handbook of Health Care Delivery Systems, edited by Yih, Y., CRC Press, 2009.
  68. Denton, B.T., Verter, C., “OR in Healthcare“, OR/MS Today, 37(5), 2010
  69. Woodall, J., Berg, B., Sandler, R., Walker, M., Denton, B.T., “The Operational Performance Impact of Propofol on Patient Throughput in an Outpatient Endoscopy Suite,” Working Paper, 2010
  70. Denton, B.T., Miller, A., Balasubramanian, H., Huschka, T., “Optimal Allocation of Surgery Blocks to Operating Rooms Under Uncertainty,” Operations Research; 58(4), 802-816, 2010
  71. Zhang, J., Mason, J.E., Denton, B.T., Pierskalla, W.P., “Applications of Operations Research to the Prevention, Detection, and Treatment of Disease,” Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, 2010
  72. Rohleder, T., Huschka, T., Denton, B.T., “Using Simulation to Design and Improve an Outpatient Procedure Center,” Management Engineering for Effective Healthcare Delivery: Principles and Applications, IGI Global Publishers, 2010.
  73. Erdogan, S.A., Denton, B.T., “Surgery Planning and Scheduling: A Literature Review,” Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, 2010
  74. Berg, B., Denton, B.T., Nelson, H., Balasubramanian, B., Rahman, A., Bailey, A., Lindor, K., “A Computer Simulation Model to Evaluate Operational Performance of a Colonoscopy Suite,” Medical Decision Making, 30, 380-387, 2009
  75. DeLergio, S., Denton, B.T., Cabanela, R.L., Anderson, S.S., Bruggeman, S.K., Ward, S.L., Groves, N., Osborn, J. “Forecasting Outpatient Visits to Improve Patient Access at a Large Medical Center,” Journal of Production and Inventory Management, 45(2), 35-58, 2009
  76. Fordyce, K., Wang, C., Chang, C., Degbotse, A., Denton, B.T., Lyon, P., Milne, R.J., Orzell, R., Rice, R., Waite, J., “The Ongoing Challenge – Creating an Enterprise-Wide Detailed Supply Chain Plan for Semiconductor and Package Operations,” Handbook of Production Planned, edited by Kempf, K., Keskinocak, P., Uzsoy, R., Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2009
  77. Denton, B.T., Kurt, M., Shah, N.D., Bryant, S.C., Smith, S.A., “A Markov Decision Process for Optimizing the Start Time of Statin Therapy for Patients with Diabetes,” Medical Decision Making; 29(3), 351-367, 2008
  78. Gupta D, Denton, B.T. “Health Care Appointment Systems: Challenges and Opportunities,” IIE Transactions, 40, 800-819, 2008
  79. Huschka, T., Denton, B.T., Narr, B., Thompson, A., “Using Simulation in the Implementation of an Outpatient Procedure Center,” Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings, Miami, FL, 2008
  80. Iser, J., Denton, B.T., King, R. “Heuristics for Balancing Operating Room and Post-Anesthesia Resources Under Uncertainty,” Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings, Miami, FL, 2008
  81. Huschka, T., Denton, B.T., Gul, S., Fowler, J.R., “Bi-criteria Evaluation of an Out Patient Surgery Clinic via Simulation,” Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings, Washington, D.C., 2007
  82. Balasubramanian, H., Banerjee, R., Gregg, M., Denton, B., “Improving Primary Care Access Using Simulation Optimization,” Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings, Washington, D.C., 2007
  83. Denton, B.T., Viapiano, J., Vogl, A., “Optimization of Surgery Sequencing and Start Time Scheduling Decisions,” Health Care Management Science; 10(1), 13-24, 2007
  84. Denton, B.T., Rahman, A, Nelson, H., Bailey, A, “Simulation of a Multiple Operating Room Surgical Suite,” Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings, Monterey, CA, 2006
  85. Denton, B.T., Forrest, J., Milne, J., “IBM Solves a Mixed-Integer Program to Optimize Its Semiconductor Supply Chain,” Interfaces; 36, 386-399, 2006 (2005 INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize Winner)
  86. Denton, B.T., and Gupta D., “Strategic Inventory Deployment in the Steel Industry,” IIE Transactions; 36, 1083-1097, 2004 (Feature article in IE Magazine, November 2004)
  87. Denton, B.T. and Gupta D., “A Sequential Bounding Approach for Optimal Appointment Scheduling,” IIE Transactions, 35, 1003-1016, 2003 (2005 Outstanding IIE Publication Award 2005, and feature article in IE Magazine, November 2003)
  88. Denton, B.T., Gupta D., and Jawahir K., 2003, “Managing Increasing Product Variety at Integrated Steel Mills,” Interfaces; 33, 41-53.
  89. Denton, B.T. and Gupta D., “Optimization of Appointment Based Service Systems,” MSOM Conference Proceedings, Ann Arbor, 2000


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  1. Denton, B.T. (Ed.), “Handbook of Healthcare Operations Management: Methods and Applications,” International Series in Operations Research and Management Science, Volume 84, Springer, New York.


  1. Ottles, E., Denton, B.T., “A Deep Learning Approach for Dynamic Prediction of Return to Work for Injured Patients,” U.S. Patent Filing (patent pending), April, 2020.
  2. Denton, B.T., Huyn, C.K., Tandel, S.S., Voldman, S.H., “Optimized Scheduling Based on Sensitivity Data,” , U.S. Patent 8,301,288, October, 2012.
  3. Denton B.T., Milne R.J., “Method for Simultaneously Considering Customer Requests and Commit Dates,” U.S. Patent, 8,234,144, July, 2012 (Note: patent split from 7,584,113).
  4. Denton B.T., Milne R.J., “Method for Simultaneously Considering Customer Requests and Commit Dates,” U.S. Patent, 7,778,860, August, 2012 (Note: patent split from 7,584,113).
  5. Degbotse, A., Denton, B. and Milne, R.J., “Approximating Cycle Times within Material Flow Networks,” U.S. Patent 8,185,420, May, 2012.
  6. Chang, C., Denton, B.T., Hegde, S., Milne, R.J., Smith, S., Wang, C., and Smith, S., “Method of Planning Production for Complimentary Demands”, U.S. Patent, 8,140,372, March, 2012.
  7. Burda, R., Degbotse, A., Denton, B., Fordyce, K., Milne, R.J., “Method of Release and Product Flow Management for a Manufacturing Facility,” U.S. Patent 8,165,704, April, 2012 (Note: patent split from 7,477,958).
  8. Denton, B.T., Forrest, J., Milne, R.J., “Method for Considering Hierarchical Preemptive Demand Priorities,” U.S. Patent 7,966,214, June, 2011.
  9. Denton, B., Milne, R.J., and Orzell, R.A., “Method for Purchase Order Rescheduling in a Linear Program,” U.S. Patent 7,966,208, June, 2011.
  10. Burda, R., Degbotse, A., Denton, B., Fordyce, K., Hegde, S., Milne, R.J., Shikalgar, S., and Zuo, G. “Method and System for Intelligent Automated Reticle Management,” U.S. Patent 7,953,507, May, 2011 (note: patent split with U.S. Patent 7,206,652).
  11. Denton, B.T., Milne, R.J., Wang, C., “Method for Fair-sharing Limited Resources Between Multiple Customers,”, U.S. Patent 7,937, 475, May, 2011 (note: patent split with U.S. Patent 7,383,337).
  12. Denton, B.T., Elmer, B., Milne, R.J., “Method, Apparatus and Computer Program for Organizing Hierarchical Information,” U.S. Patent 7,885,958, February, 2011.
  13. Denton, B.T., Ervolina, T., Milne, R.J., Orzell, R.A., Raychaudhuri, S., “System for and Method of Supply Chain Interpolation,” U.S. Patent Application, 7,738,984, June, 2010.
  14. Denton, B.T., Milne, R.J., Nahar, R., Pleszkoch, M., Sharma, V., “Method, System, and Program Product for Determining Objective Function Coefficients of a Mathematical Programming Model,” U.S. Patent 7,689,592, March 30, 2010.
  15. Denton, B.T. and Fordyce, K., Milne, R.J., “Method for Autonomic Control of an Automated Manufacturing System,” U.S. Patent 7,349,741, March 2008 (Note: patent split from 7,349,751).
  16.  Denton B.T., Milne R.J., “Method for Simultaneously Considering Customer Requests and Commit Dates,” U.S. Patent, 7,584,113, September, 2009.
  17.  Burda, R., Degbotse, A., Denton, B.T., Fordyce, K., Milne, R.J., “Method of Release and Product Flow Management for a Manufacturing Facility,” U.S. Patent 7,477,958, January, 2009.
  18.  Denton, B.T., Milne, R.J., Wang, C., “Method for Fair-sharing Limited Resources Between Multiple Customers,”, U.S. Patent 7,383,337, June, 2008.
  19. Burda, R., Degbotse, A., Denton, B., Fordyce, K., Milne, R.J., and Williamson, E., “Method, system, and computer program product for controlling the flow of material in a manufacturing facility using extended zone of control,” U.S. Patent 7,305,276, December, 2007.
  20. Denton, B.T., Forrest, J., and Milne, R.J., “Method for Sizing Production Lot Starts Within a Linear System Programming Environment,” U.S. Patent, 7,292,904, November, 2007.
  21. Burda, R., Degbotse, A, Denton, B.T., Fordyce, K., Milne, R.J., “Method, System, and Computer Program for Improved Flow of Development Lots in a Manufacturing Facility,” U.S. Patent, 7,239,930, July, 2007.
  22. Burda, R., Degbotse, A., Denton, B.T., Fordyce, K., Milne, R.J., Shikalgar, S., Zuo, G., “A Method and System for Intelligent Automated Reticle Management,” U.S Patent 7,206,652, April, 2007.
  23. Coppola, K., Denton, B., Mackay, G., and Milne, R.J., “Method, system, and storage medium for integrating rework operations into an advanced planning process,” U.S. Patent 7,200,454, May, 2007.
  24. Denton, B.T, Fordyce, K., and Milne, R.J., “Method for Autonomic Control of an Automated Manufacturing System,” U.S. Patent 7,151,972, December, 2006.
  25. Denton B.T., Milne, R.J., Orzell, R.A., Vajjala, S., Ward, J., “A Method for Optimizing Foundry Capacity,” U.S. Patent 7,103,436, September, 2006.
  26. Denton, B.T., Fordyce, K, Milne, R.J., “System and Method for Batch Scheduling of Lots Based on Flow Time and Number of Batches,” U.S. Patent 7,043,322, May, 2006.
  27. Denton B.T., Milne, R.J., “Method for Optimizing Material Substitutions within a Supply Chain,” U.S. Patent 6,983,190, January, 2006.
  28. Denton, B.T., Orzell, R.A., and Hegde, S., “A Method for Calculating Level Codes to Account for Capacities,” U.S. Patent, 6,584,370, July, 2003.

Undergraduate Research Projects

  1. Chen, Z., Yang, F., Wang, J. (UM-SURE Project), “Hidden Markov Models for Estimation of Prostate Cancer Progression in Men Receiving Active Surveillance,” (Summer, 2016)
  2.  Wang, J., “Statistical Modeling of Longitudinal Data to Simulate Cardiovascular Risk Progression in Patients Over Time,” (Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016)
  3. Correa, M., University of Michigan (UM SROP-Project), “Statistical Validation of Predictive Models for Cancer Imaging”, 2014
  4. Jianyu, L., University of Michigan (UM – SURE), “Statistical Models for Evaluating Decisions to Pursue Active Surveillance for Low Grade Prostate Cancer”, 2014
  5. Risko, R., University of Michigan, “Predictive Models for CT Imaging in Prostate Cancer”, 2013-2014
  6. Pixton, D., Berg, B., Hopper, T., Denton, B.T., NCSU, 2012, “A Simulation Model for Operational Improvements of University of North Carolina Cancer Hospital Infusion Clinic”
  7. Chermak, D., NCSU, 2010, “Analysis of Scheduling Heuristics in the Presence of No-Shows for an Endoscopy Practice at UNC Hospital”
  8. Chang, C., Weikert, E., NCSU, 2010, “Staffing of In Room Providers For Surgery at Mayo Clinic”
  9. Johnson, J., Wood, J., Berg, B., Denton, B.T., NCSU, 2009, “Analysis of Endoscopy Suites at University of North Carolina Hospitals”
  10. Plack, S., Moomaw, L., Carr, S., Denton, B.T., NCSU, 2009, “Optimal Location of Nerve Agent Chem-Packs in North Carolina” (Fall 2008 – Spring 2009 (Poster Presentation., at North Carolina Public Health Association Annual Conference, Asheville, NC, September 2009)
  11. Carter, A., Squires, R., NCSU, 2009, “A Simulation Model to Evaluate the Effect of New System Interventions for an Urgent Care Clinic,” (Poster Presentation at Society for General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, May 2009)
  12. Diering, M., Goodell, ,K., Johnson, D., Denton, B.T., NCSU, 2008, “A Simulation Model for Analysis of Patient Flow Through UNC Family Medicine Clinic”
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