Michael Brusco

Synovus Professor of Business Administration
Michael Brusco
359 RBB
Academic Specialty
Business Analytics

Ph.D., Florida State University, 1990
MBA, Florida State University, 1986
BBA, Florida Atlantic University, 1985
A.A., Broward Community College, 1982

Areas of Expertise

Linear ordering

Dr. Michael Brusco is the Synovus Professor of Business Administration in the Department of Business Analytics, Information Systems and Supply Chain at Florida State University’s College of Business. His academic specialty is operations management, and he teaches courses in the MBA and Master of Science in Business Analytics (MS-BA) programs. His research has been published in Decision SciencesIIE TransactionsJournal of Abnormal PsychologyJournal of MarketingJournal of Marketing ResearchJournal of Mathematical PsychologyJournal of Operations ManagementManagement ScienceMarketing ScienceMultivariate Behavioral ResearchNaval Research LogisticsOperations Research, Psychological Methods, PsychometrikaScienceTechnometrics and other journals. He serves as an associate editor for the British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology.


He earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Florida Atlantic University. His MBA and Ph.D. in business administration are both from Florida State University.

Selected Published Research

Brusco, M. J., Davis-Stober, C. P., & Steinley, D. (in press). Ising formulations of some graph-theoretic problems in psychological research: models and methods. Journal of Mathematical Psychology. 

Brusco, M. J., Steinley, D., & Watts, A. L. (in press). Disentangling relationships in symptom networks using matrix permutation methods. Psychometrika. 

Steinley, D., & Brusco, M. J. (in press). On fixed marginal distributions and psychometric network models. Multivariate Behavioral Research. 

Brusco, M. J., & Steinley, D. (in press). A variable neighborhood search heuristic for nonnegative matrix factorization with application to microarray data. Optimization Letters. 

Brusco, M. J. (in press). Solving classic discrete facility location problems using Excel spreadsheets. INFORMS Transactions on Education. 

Brusco, M. J., Cradit, J. D., & Steinley, D. (in press). A comparison of 71 binary similarity coefficients: the effect of base rates. PLoS One. 

Loeffelman, J., Steinley, D., Boness, C. L., Trull, T. J., Wood, P. K., Brusco, M. J., & Sher, K. J. (2021). Combinatorial optimization of classification decisions: An approach to refine psychiatric diagnoses. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 56 (1), 57-69. 

Huse, C., & Brusco, M. J. (2021). A tale of two linear programming formulations for crashing project networks. INFORMS Transactions on Education, 21 (2), 82-95. 

Brusco, M., Doreian, P., & Steinley, D. (2021). Deterministic blockmodeling of signed and two-mode networks: a tutorial with psychological examples. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 74 (1), 34-63. 

Stolze, H. J., Brusco, M. J., & Smith, J. S. (2021). Exploring the social mechanisms for variation reduction for direct store delivery (DSD) and vendor managed inventory performance: An integrated network governance and coordination theory perspective. International Journal of Production Economics, 234, Article 108025, pp. 1-10.