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Hugh Medal, PhD

Assistant Professor


Dr. Hugh Medal is an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at University of Tennessee. His research and teaching interests are in applications of optimization algorithms, with an emphasis on stochastic programming and bi-level programming. He has published articles on these topics in journals such as the Naval Research LogisticsIIE Transactions, and Networks, receiving an IISE best paper award and being featured in the Research Highlights section of IISE Magazine. His research has been funded by agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is currently an associate editor for the journal Networks.


  • Optimization (stochastic)
  • Bi-level Optimization
  • Network Optimization


  • PhD, University of Arkansas, Industrial Engineering
  • B.S., North Dakota State University, Industrial Engineering

Professional Service

  • Board member, Operations Research Division, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers

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