Dr. Mark Fleischer

Applied and Computational Mathematics

Current Courses

Education History

  • Bachelor of Science Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Master of Science Operations Research, Case Western Reserve University
  • Doctor of Philosophy Operations Research, Case Western Reserve University
  • Juris Doctor Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University

Work Experience

Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Fleischer, M. (2007), “Transformations For Accelerating MCMC Simulations With Broken Ergodicity” 2007
Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings. Washington, D.C. held December 9-12, 2007.
² Fleischer, M. (2005), “Scale Invariant Pareto Optimality: A Meta-Formalism For Characterizing and Modeling
Cooperativity in Evolutionary Systems” in Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference
(GECCO 2005), June 25 - 29, 2005, Washington, D.C.
² Knowles, Joshua, David Corne and Mark Fleischer (2003), “Bounded Archiving Using the Lebesgue Measure”
in Proceedings of the 2003 Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2003) held December 8–12, 2003 in
Canberra, Australia.
² Fleischer, M. (2003), “The Measure of Pareto Optima: Applications to Multi-Objective Metaheuristics”, in
Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization—EMO 2003
April 2003 in Faro, Portugal. Published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, Vol. 2632, pp. 519–533
by Springer-Verlag.
² Fleischer, M. and S. H. Jacobson (2003), “Scale Invariance Properties in the Simulated Annealing Algorithm”,
Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability, Vol. 4, No.2 pp.219–241.
² Fleischer, M. (2003), “Foundations of Swarm Intelligence: From Principles to Practice”, in Proceedings of
Swarming: Network Enabled C4ISR, held January 13-14, 2003 Booz-Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia.
² Herrmann, J, M. Fleischer, E. Lin, V. Mathur and J. Glasser (2001), “Affordable Space Systems Manufacturing:
Intelligent Synthesis Technology, Process Planning and Production Scheduling”, DETC 2001/CIE-21281,
Proceedings of DETC’01, ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information
in Engineering Conference. September 9-12, 2001, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
² Ball, M., M. Fleischer and D. Church (2000) “A Product Design System Employing Optimization-Based Tradeoff
Analysis”, Proceedings of 2000 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences. DETC00/DTM-14549.
September 10-13, 2000, Baltimore, Maryland.
² Fleischer, M. and S. H. Jacobson (1998) “Information Theory and the Finite-Time Behavior of the Simulated
Annealing Algorithm: Experimental Results”, INFORMS Journal on Computing. Vol. 11, No. 1 pp.35–43.
² Fleischer, M. (1998) “Generalized Cybernetic Optimization: Solving Continuous Variable Problems”. Metaheuristics:
Advances and Trends in Local Search Paradigms for Optimization, S. Voß , S. Martello, I. Osman,
and C. Roucairol, editors. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, MA., Chapter 28, pp.403–418.
² Jacobson, S.H., A.W. Johnson, K. A. Sullivan, M.A. Fleischer, A. Kumar (1997) “Metaheuristics For A Flexible
Assembly System Design Problem”. Journal of Heuristics Vol. 3, No. 2 pp.139–159.
² Fleischer, M. (1997) “Principles Of Cybernetics: Potential Application To Temporally Trained Neural Networks”,
Proceedings of the 1997 American Society of Engineering Management Conference, Virginia Beach,
VA. pp. 113–119.
² Fleischer, M. (1996), “Cybernetic Optimization By Simulated Annealing: Accelerating Convergence By Parallel
Processing and Probabilistic Feedback Control”. Journal of Heuristics, Vol. 1, No. 2, Spring 1996, pp.225–246.
² Fleischer, M. and S. H. Jacobson (1996). “Cybernetic Optimization By Simulated Annealing: An Implementation
of Parallel Processing Using Probabilistic Feedback Control”, Meta-heuristics: Theory and Applications, J.
Kelly and I. Osman, editors. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, MA. Spring 1996, Chapter 16, pp.249–264.
² Fleischer, M. (1995) “Simulated Annealing: Past, Present, and Future.” 1995 Winter Simulation Conference
Proceedings. Washington, D.C. December 3-6, 1995, in Advanced Tutorials pp.155–161.
² Fleischer, M. and S. H. Jacobson (1995). “Cybernetic Optimization By Simulated Annealing: An Overview
With Experimental Results”, Proceedings of the Metaheuristics International Conference, Breckenridge, Colorado
July, 1995. J. Kelly and I. Osman, editors. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, MA. pp. 361–368.

Honors and Awards

  • Commendable to Outstanding service, USPTO FY 2014-2019 (2019)

Professional Organizations

Patent and Trademark Office Society