Keith Murray
Contact Information Space Management and Academic Scheduling
Purdue University
Engineering Administration Building, Room 402
400 Centennial Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2016 USA
Voice: (765) 494-3911
Fax: (765) 494-6480
E-mail: kmurray@purdue.edu
Professional and Research Interests Management of academic resources including: university course timetabling, examination timetabling, student sectioning, space planning and allocation, facilities utilization, campus planning.  Summary of current research available at http://www.unitime.org.
Education Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana USA

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, December 1982.  Research focused on identifying chemical precursors to soot formation during combustion at low pressures using gas chromatography techniques.

Master of Science in Industrial Administration, July 1980.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, with Highest Distinction, August 1979.
Awards and
Honors
Who's Who in America
General Electric Graduate Fellowship Award, 1981-1982
National Merit Scholarship, 1976-1980
Professional Experience UniTime LLC, West Lafayette, Indiana USA

Founding Partner June 2008 to December 2009
  • Development of new systems to improve university timetabling and scheduling.
  • Consulting on effective scheduling practices.
  • Chief financial officer.
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana USA

Director, Space Management and Academic Scheduling January 1998 to present
  • Responsible for the scheduling of instructional activities, space, and related facilities to meet the curricular needs of students.
  • Coordinate assignment and use of space in University buildings.
  • Responsible for projecting new space requirements.
  • Direct development of automated university course timetabling and scheduling systems.
Associate Director for Space Management July 1992 to December 1997
  • Responsible for evaluation and negotiation of requests for space.
  • Developed academic program statements for major facilities and renovations.
  • Coordinated classroom renovations with instructional needs of academic units.
  • Developed of analytical models for assessing facilities requirements.
Assistant Director for Space Management July 1990 to June 1992
  • Developed academic program statements for new facilities and renovations.
  • Assisted with evaluation and negotiation of requests for space..
  • Supervised development and operation of facilities inventory system.
Management Systems Coordinator February 1983 to June 1990
  • Managed university space database.
  • Conducted space utilization studies and evaluated requests for space.
  • Developed academic program statements for new facilities and renovations.
Graduate Instructor in Research May 1981 to December 1982
  • Environmental Protection Agency funded research project to identify chemical precursors to soot formation during combustion.
International Harvester, Chicago, Illinois USA

Management Trainee July 1980 to May 1981
  • Various assignments in financial analysis.
Publications Tomáš Müller and Keith Murray. Comprehensive Approach to Student Sectioning. Accepted for publication in the Annals of Operations Research, 2010.

Hana Rudová, Tomáš Müller, and Keith Murray. Complex University Course Timetabling. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Scheduling, 2010.

Keith Murray, Tomáš Müller, and Hana Rudová. Modeling and Solution of a Complex University Course Timetabling Problem. In Edmund Burke and Hana Rudová, editors, Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling VI, pages 189-209. Springer-Verlag LNCS 3867, 2007.

Hana Rudová and Keith Murray. University Course Timetabling with Soft Constraints. In Edmund Burke and Patrick De Causmaecker, editors, Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling VI, pages 310-328. Springer-Verlag LNCS 2740, 2003.

James F. Blakesley, Keith S. Murray, Frederick H.Wolf, and Dagmar Murray. Academic Scheduling. In Edmund Burke and Michael Carter, editors, Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling II, pages 223-336. Springer-Verlag LNCS 1408, 1998.
Conference Publications Tomáš Müller, Keith Murray and Hana Rudová. System Demonstration of Interactive Course Timetabling. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling, pages 573-577. Queen's University Belfast, 2010.

Tomáš Müller, Hana Rudová, and Keith Murray. Interactive Course Timetabling. In Proceedings of the 4th Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Application, pages 732-736, 2009.

Keith Murray and Tomáš Müller. Real-time Student Scheduling. In Proceedings of the 3rd Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Application, pages 598-600, 2007.

Keith Murray and Tomáš Müller. Automated System for University Timetabling. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling, pages 536-541. Masaryk University, 2006.
Service Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling Conference Series
  • Program Committee, 2006-present
  • Purdue Faculty Fellow, 2005-2009
    Society of Collegiate and University Planners
  • Facilities Academy, 2003-present
  • West Lafayette Strategic Planning Forum, 1996-2005
    Higher Education Facilities Management Association
  • president, 1995-1997
  • secretary, 1998-2000
  • Classroom Technology Advisory Committee, chairman 1995-1996
    Video Master Plan Task Force, chairman 1994
    West Lafayette Recycling Advisory Committee, 1988-2006
    Campus Appeals Board, 1987-1991, chairman 1988-1991