Praxair Professor in Operations Research and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, University at Buffalo
Mark H. Karwan, Praxair Professor in Operations Research and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, has served 39 years in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University at Buffalo. He served as Chair of the Department (1987-1992) and as Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (1994-2006). He has advised more than 30 Ph.D. students in modeling and algorithmic development in integer programming and multiple criteria decision making and published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in diverse application areas including but not limited to logistics, production planning, hazardous waste routing and security, military path planning and analytics. His research has been funded by several federal agencies such as NSF, ONR, AFRL and various industry organizations. He has served as a consultant primarily to the industrial gas industry in production planning, routing, forecasting, energy use planning and cost/pricing issues, and the defense industry in logistics optimization and dynamic resource allocation.