John K Jackman

  • Associate Professor

Main Office

3020 Black Engr
Ames, IA 50011-2164
Phone: 515-294-0126

Interest Areas

Uncertainty in systems is a direct result of incomplete information about some aspect of system operations. For example, an unexpected delay in a shipment occurs due to unknown causes or a manufacturing process produces unacceptable characteristics for a product because of some underlying phenomena that are not known. Identifying and understanding the sources of uncertainty in systems are critical steps in system design. We use computational models to predict how systems will behave under conditions of uncertainty.

Selected Publications

Jackman, J., Guerra de Castillo, Z., and Olafsson, S. (2010) Stochastic Flow Shop Scheduling Model for the Panama Canal, Journal of Operational Research, 1-12.

Kumsaikaew, P., Jackman, J., and V. Dark (2006) "Task Relevant Information in Engineering Problem Solving" Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 95 (3), p. 227-239.