Shona Kawanda Davidson Morgan



B.S. (1995) Mathematics, Spelman College; M.S. (1998)North Carolina State University

Ph.D. (2001) Operations Research North Carolina State University
thesis: Cluster Analysis in Electronics Manufacturing; advisor: Yahya Fathi

Assistant Professor of Operations Management at NC A&T State University


Shona Davidson grew up in the Washington Metropolitan Area. I attended Woodrow Wilson Senior High School in Washington, D.C.and from there attended: Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga. There I studied mathematics in preparation to attend the program in Operations Research. here at North Carolina State University.

General research interest is in the area of Discrete Optimization. I am also interested in research in the field of production systems and scheduling. My current research deals with configuring standard switch cabinets to reduce assembly time. The objective of my research is to investigate the effectiveness of several algorithms such as local search, simulated annealing and tabu search in producing standard switch cabinets configurations. This problem is an application of the telecommunications industry.


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