Invited Presentation 2 Chair: Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, University of Kansas
With these issues in mind, the speaker will discuss the problems of stability and performance analysis of queueing networks and scheduling policies. He will address the problem of scheduling semiconductor manufacturing plants, and discuss a new class of scheduling policies based on smoothing all the flows in a system.
P. R. Kumar, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
P. R. Kumar is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Research Professor in the Coordinated Science Laboratory of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
He is an Associate Editor-at-Large for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Discrete Event Dynamic Systems; Mathematics of Control, Signals and Systems; Systems and Control Letters; and Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing. His current research interests are in manufacturing systems, learning theory, simulated annealing, and adaptive systems.