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Gary J. Koehler


(352) 514-9156



Professor Koehler originally joined the University of Florida faculty in 1974 and rejoined in 1987 after leaving in 1978. He served as Chair of the department for the period 1990 –1993 and 2009-2011. His recent teaching has been in business objects, quantum computing, Java, C#, support vector machines, genetic algorithm theory and e-commerce for the department’s graduate programs. Professor Koehler has also been a faculty member at Purdue and Northwestern Universities, has worked as a consultant and expert witness for a number of firms, and was a co-founder of Micro Data Base Systems, Inc. in 1979, a firm in which he served as CEO for the period 1981 - 1987.


  • PhD - Managment Science, Purdue University, 1973
  • MS - Physiology, Purdue University, 1970
  • BSc - Chemistry, Purdue University, 1969

Research Interests

  • E-Commerce
  • Genetic Algorithm Theory
  • Machine Learning
  • Data-Mining
  • Expert Systems
  • Computer-Aided Decision Systems
  • Scheduling
  • Large-Scale Optimization
  • Markov Decision Theory

Contact Details

University of Florida
Warrington College of Business
Information Systems and Operations Management Department
Stuzin Hall 351A

(352) 514-9156