John Hooker

T. Jerome Holleran Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
Professor of Operations Research

PHONE

412-268-7589

OFFICE

POS - Posner Hall - Room 233C

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Ethics
Operations Research

EDUCATION

University of Tennessee - Ph D - 1984
Vanderbilt University - Ph D - 1974
Princeton University - BA - 1971

BIOGRAPHY

John Hooker is Professor of Operations Research and T. Jerome Holleran Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility at Carnegie Mellon University. He joined the Tepper School of Business at CMU in 1984 and has since held several visiting posts, most recently at the London School of Economics and the State University of Campinas, Brazil. He holds doctoral degrees in philosophy and operations research. Professor Hooker has published over 140 articles, 6 books, and 5 edited volumes. He is an INFORMS Fellow and recipient of the INFORMS Computing Society Prize. He has served on several editorial boards, including two decades as an area editor for INFORMS Journal on Computing, and was elected chair of the INFORMS Computing Society. He is equally active in the constraint programming community, having served as conference and workshop organizer, member of numerous conference program and award committees, and member of the Executive Committee of the Association for Constraint Programming. He is a pioneer in the integration of optimization and constraint programming technologies, having written the first book and co-chaired the first conference on the subject. OR/CP integration is now an active research field and is comprehensively surveyed in his book Integrated Methods for Optimization (2nd edition). It is the basis for leading software packages like IBM's OPL Studio and the popular award-winning solver SCIP. He also introduced logic-based Benders decomposition, which can reduce solution times by orders of magnitude and has found a wide variety of applications. More recently, he and T. Hadžić adapted decision diagrams to optimization, and several investigators are now pursuing this line of research. It uses dynamic programming formulations that were previously impractical and has the potential to solve very large problems that are beyond the capacity of existing state-of-the-art solvers. Professor Hooker also has interests in business ethics and cross-cultural management, as reflected in his books Business Ethics as Rational Choice and Working across Cultures. He is founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Business Ethics Education and co-organized four conferences on international corporate responsibility. He has lived and worked in Australia, Brazil, China, Denmark, India, Qatar, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Zimbabwe, and has extensive experience in Germany and Mexico. Professor Hooker received a Distinguished Academic Leadership Award in 2001 for his leadership and reorganization of the Tepper School's undergraduate business administration program. He was recognized with an Award for Sustained Teaching Excellence in 2009.  

PUBLICATIONS

  • Finding alternative musical scales

    CP 2016 Proceedings, 2016; 753-768

  • Logic-based Benders decomposition for planning and scheduling: A computational analysis

    (author(s): David Bergman, Andre Cire, Elvin Coban, John Hooker) Knowledge Engineering Review 31, 2016; 440-451

  • Projection, inference and consistency

    IJCAI Proceedings, 2016; 4175-4179

  • Scheduling home hospice care with logic-based Benders decomposition

    (author(s): Aliza Heching, John Hooker) CPAIOR Proceedings, 2016; 187-197

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WORKING PAPERS

  • Optimal control with decision diagrams: A conceptual foundation

  • Polyhedral bounds for the minimum bandwidth problem

    (author(s): Alexandre Freire, John Hooker, Cid de Souza)

  • Why we want everyone to be like us

  • The Hamiltonian circuit polytope

    (author(s): Latife Genc Kaya, John Hooker)

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AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Tepper School of Business - Gerald L. Thompson Excellence in the Classroom Award (2016)
  • Computers and Chemical Engineering Journal - Best paper award, Computers and Chemical Engineering (2015)
  • Association for Constraint Programming - Best paper award, Constraint Programming Conference (2015)
  • Tepper school - Sustained Teaching Excellence Award (2009)
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UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • BSBA Curriculum Committee, Committee Member, Restructure BSBA curriculum (2014 - )
  • Ethics Lunches, Program Organizer, Recruit speakers and organize ethics lunches for faculty and students. (2014 - )
  • BSBA International Track, Track Coordinator, Work with International Track students in the BSBA program to meet track requirements, including study or work abroad (2001 - )
  • University Senate Service (2013 - 2015)
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PUBLIC SERVICE

  • Carnegie Mellon University, Director, Center for International Corporate Responsibility (2002 - 2012)
  • State University of Campinas, Visiting scholar, Research and teaching (2012 - 2012)
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Visiting Professor, Qatar Campus (2004 - 2004)

CONSULTING

  • United Technologies Ireland (2016 -)
  • Compassionate Care Hospice (2015 -)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Program Committee Member, ICAPS 2017 (2016 -)
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Springer-Verlag, Editorial Advisory Board (January 2005 -)
  • Journal Editor, Journal of Business Ethics Education (founding editor-in-chief) (January 2003 -)
  • Program Committee Member, CP 2000-2002, 2004-2006, 2012, 2013, 2015-2017 (2000 -)
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COURSES TAUGHT

  • Manage Acrss Cltures (70342)
    2016 Section: A, B
  • Linear Programming (47834)
    2015 Mini 1 Section: A
    2013 Mini 1 Section: A
    2011 Mini 1 Section: A
    2010 Mini 1 Section: A
    2009 Mini 1 Section: A
    2007 Mini 1 Section: A
  • Ethics And Leadership (45745)
    2015 Mini 6 Section: M
  • MANAGE ACRSS CLTURES (70342)
    2015 Section: A, B
    2014 Section: A
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