James Perkins

Perkins-2010- faculty poster

PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993

Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Division of Systems Engineering
College of Engineering
Production Control of Manufacturing Systems (PCMS) Laboratory

Contact Information:

15 St. Mary’s St.
Room 146
617-353-4991
perkins@bu.edu

Research Interests:

  • Real-time scheduling and control of manufacturing systems
  • Supply chain management
  • Resource pricing and congestion control in communications networks
  • Scheduling human resources in transportation systems and in product development

Courses taught:

ENG MN 766 Advanced Scheduling Models and Methods (developed course in 1997)
ENG MN 566 Advanced Engineering Mathematics (developed course in 1998)
ENG MN 510 Production Systems Analysis
ENG MN 308 Statistics and Quality Engineering
ENG EK 500 Probability with Statistical Applications

Abbreviated CV:

Dr Perkins received his B.A. in Engineering Science from Harvard University (1986), his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1990) and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (1993) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received an NSF Research Initiation Award, 1994-1998; an IBM Manufacturing Research Graduate Fellowship, 1989-1991; a John Harvard Scholarship, 1985-1986 and a Harvard College Scholarship, 1984-1985. In 2002 and 2003, Dr Perkins received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Department of Manufacturing Engineering.

Please visit James Perkins’ departmental and personal web pages and CISE Research pages on Production/Supply Chain Systems for more information about his research interests