Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. Cornell University, 1965 Operations Research

4115 Etcheverry Hall
(510) 642-4997
E-mail: glassey (at)                 

"Semiconductor manufacturers must constantly push the state of their art to get more chips per wafer, more circuits per chip, faster speeds. We're developing computer integrated controls to meet these unique needs."


Professor Glassey received his PhD from Cornell after serving in the Navy and working as an engineer for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, N.Y. He joined the IEOR faculty in 1965, and has done research in applications of mathematical optimization, and production planning and scheduling in the semiconductor industry. He has taught courses in information systems and in organizational behavior as well as robotics. 


  • Simulation of Manufacturing Systems
  • Production Planning & Scheduling
  • Mathematical Optimization


  • "A Closed-Loop Job Release Control for VLSI Circuit Manufacturing" (with M. Resende),IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, February 1988
  • "Conceptual Design of a Software Object Library for Simulation of Semiconductor Manfacturing Systems," (with S. Adiga),Journal of Object-Oriented Programming, 1989
  • "Dynamic Batching Heuristics for Simultaneous Processing," (with W.C. Weng),IEEE Transcactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, 1991

Ph.D. Theses Supervised

  • "Shop Floor Scheduling of Semiconductor Wafer Manufacturing," Mauricio Resende
  • "The Analysis of Behavior of Unreliable N-Stage Automatic Transfer Line with (N-1) Inter-Stage Buffer Storages," Yu-Shin Hong
  • "Shop Control in Water Gabs Using Predictions & Pricing," Raja Petrakian