J. Cole Smith, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2000

J. Cole Smith serves as Professor and Interim Chair of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida.  His research and teaching interests are in the areas of integer programming and combinatorial optimization, network flows and facility location,  computational optimization methods, and large-scale optimization due to uncertainty or robustness considerations.

Current Courses

  • ESI 4312 Operations Research I
  • ESI 6314 Deterministic Methods of Operations Research
  • ESI 6912 Advanced Network Optimization


Prospective Graduate Student?  Some guidance can be found on my page and on the ISE website.