This interview took place at Cornell University. (77:22)
Interviewer: Robert G. Sargent, Ph.D.
Interview place: Ithaca, New York
Interview date: June 11, 2014
Maxwell was a co-developer of the XCELL Factory Modeling System for simulating factories and was involved in the development of the Cornell Computing Language (CORC). He has authored or co-authored numerous research papers and five books, including the classic, The Theory of Scheduling (1967) with Conway and Miller, which is still frequently cited. He has held various editorial positions with many journals. Maxwell has worked on numerous projects for the National Science Foundation and has consulted for a wide variety of companies in the areas of simulation methods and applications, shop flow control procedures, analysis of material handling systems, production planning systems, and data processing systems development. He was named a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) in 1998, and was named a member of the National Academy of Engineering in the same year. In 2002 Maxwell was named a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS).