Mark S. Daskin

INFORMS President, 2006

Mark S. Daskin was the 12th President of Informs. He is the Clyde W. Johnson Collegiate Professor in the Industrial and Operations Engineering Department at the University of Michigan and serves as the chair of the department. Prior to joining the University of Michigan in 2010, he was a Walter P. Murphy Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences at Northwestern University with courtesy appointments in the Kellogg School of Management, the Department of Civil Engineering and the Transportation Center. Prior to 1995, he was in the Civil Engineering Department. Before joining the Northwestern faculty in 1980, he was a faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin.

Professor Daskin’s research focuses on the application and development of operations research techniques for the analysis of transportation, supply chain, and manufacturing problems. He is the author of over 50 refereed publications as well as a text entitled, Network and Discrete Location: Models, Algorithms, and Applications. His research focuses on the analysis of reliability and resiliency in supply chain networks as well as the design of supply chains with low carbon footprints. He is also working on physician-patient assignment models to enhance resident educational opportunities and improve continuity of care in physician training programs.

Within INFORMS and its predecessor organizations, Professor Daskin served as an associate editor and the editor-in-chief of Transportation Science (1990-1994). He was the program co-chair for the 1993 TIMS/ORSA meeting. He served as the vice president for publications of INFORMS (1996-1999) when INFORMS initiated the PubsOnline system. In 2006, during his Presidency, he focused on both publications and membership diversity. During that time, he wrote the software that INFORMS uses to report review times for its journal submissions. He served on the INFORMS strategic planning committee, the Transportation Science editor-in-chief search committee (2002 and 2008), and the INFORMS nominating committee (1998, 2005, and 2007). He is currently chair of the INFORMS Fellow Selection Committee (2010). Outside INFORMS, Professor Daskin was the editor-in-chief of IIE Transactions (2001-2004) and as the chair of the Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences Department at Northwestern University (1995-2001).

Daskin is the recipient of the Fred C. Crane Award for Distinguished Service from the Institute of Industrial Engineers as well as the Institute’s Technical Innovation Award. He is a Fellow of both INFORMS and the Institute of Industrial Engineers. Prior to being appointed as a Murphy Professor, he was the Bette and Neison Harris Professor of Teaching Excellence. He also received Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering Advisor of the Year Award. He was part of an Edelman finalist team. He was the recipient of a Fulbright Research Award as well as a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award.

BACe 1974, MIT, PhD 1978, MIT.

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