Dr. William Hurley

Dr. William Hurley
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Girouard building, room 343
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(613) 541-6000 ext 6584
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(613) 541-6315
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Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Royal Military College of Canada
PO Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, Ontario, CANADA
K7K 7B4

Research Interests

  • Military Operations Research (OR), Wireless Networks, Game Theory, Decision Analysis, Transportation OR, OR in Finance and Government, OR in Sports.

Short Biography

Education

  • BSc, Queen’s University, 1976
  • MBA, York University, 1980
  • PhD, Queen’s University, 1988.

Editorial

  • Associate Editor, Military Operations Research
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Gambling Business and Economics

Research Funding

  • NSERC, 2015-2019, $100,000
  • ARP, 2014-2016, $16,500 

Selected Publications

  • Hurley, W. J. and Jack Brimberg (2015).  “A Note on the Sensitivity of the Strategic Asset Allocation Problem,” Operations Research Perspectives,” 2, 133-136.
  • Brimberg, J., Ladany, S., and W. J. Hurley (2015).  “Choosing a Winning Team for Mixed Medley Events,” International Journal of Operations Research, in press.
  • Fisher, B., Brimberg, J., and W. J. Hurley (2015). “An Approximate Dynamic Programming Heuristic to Support Non-Strategic Project Selection for the Royal Canadian Navy,” Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation, 12(2), 83–90.
  • Hurley, W. J.  and Tyler Sauerbrei (2015). “Handicapping Net Best-Ball Team Matches in Golf,” Chance, 28(2), 26-30.
  • Hurley, W. J.  (2015) “Mandatory Drug Testing in the Canadian Workplace: A Note on the Recent Supreme Court Decision and Its Effect on the Misclassification Rate of Non-Drug-Users,” Chance, 28(1), 21-26.
  • Brimberg, Jack and W. J. Hurley (2014). “Allocating Operating Funding in the Public Sector and the Newsvendor Problem,” Journal of the Operational Research Society, 66, 1035-1043.
  • Brimberg, Jack and W. J. Hurley (2014). “The Problem of Lapsed Funding and the Knee-Jerk ‘Better Information System’ Solution: The Case of the Department of National Defence in Canada,” Journal of Public Procurement, 26(1), 81-89.
  • Hurley, W. J., Brimberg, Jack, and Richard Kohar (*) (2014). “Examining a Gambler's Claims: Probabilistic Fact Checking and Don Johnson’s Extraordinary Blackjack Winning Streak,” Chance, 27(1), 31-37.
  • Brimberg, Jack, and W. J. Hurley, W. J. (2013). “Limitations on the ‘Better Information System’ Solution to the Problem of Lapsed Government Operating Funds,” Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation, in press.
  • Hurley, W. J. and R. N. Farrell (*) (2013). “Assessing Small Sample War-Gaming Datasets,” Journal of Defense Resources Management, 4(2), 87-94.
  • Hurley, W. J., Brimberg, Jack, and Brent Fisher (2013). “Risk-Analytic Approaches to the Allocation of Defense Operating Funds,” Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation, 10(3), 272-279.
  • Hurley, W. J., Brimberg, Jack (2013). “Game Theory to a Friend’s Rescue,” OR Letters, 41(4), 366-369.
  • Hurley, W. J. (2013). “Ammunition Purchase Decisions in the Face of Long Lead Times and Usage Uncertainty,” Journal of Defense Resources Management, 4(1), 77-82.
  • Hurley, W. J. (2013). “Calculating First Moments and Confidence Intervals for Generalized Bernoulli Stochastic Dividend Discount Models,” Journal of Mathematical Finance, 3, 275-279.
  • Hurley, W. J., Brimberg, Jack, and Brent Fisher (2013). “Use It or Lose It: On the Incentives to Spend Annual Defence Operating Budgets,” Defence Economics, 25(4), 401-413.
  • Hurley, W. J. and Lawrence McDonough, (2012). “A Note on the Hayek Hypothesis and the Favourite-Longshot Bias in Parimutuel Betting,” reprinted in The Economics of Gambling and National Lotteries, ed. Leighton Vaughan Williams, Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Brimberg, Jack and W. J. Hurley (2012). “Do Professional Hockey Teams With A Two-Goal Lead Lose More Often Than They Should?” International Journal of Operations Research, 15(2), 226-233.
  • Brimberg, Jack and W. J. Hurley (2012). “The Role of Chance in Canada's Victory in the 1972 Summit Series,” INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research, 50(1), 40-43.
  • Hurley, W. J., Pavlov, Andrey, and W. S. Andrews (2012). “A Valuation Model for NFL and NHL Draft Positions,” Journal of the Operations Research Society, 63, 890-898.

The complete list can be obtained by request. An incomplete list is available on Google Scholar.

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