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Letters to the Editor

Why Russia pulled out of its grain deal with Ukraine – and what that means for the global food system
The Conversation
July 19, 2023
Article as a pdf

To Plant or Not to Plant?
For Ukrainian Farmers,
It’s Life or Death

The Messenger Opinion
June 11, 2023
Article as a pdf

After One Year of War,
How Is Ukraine Managing?

Industry Week
April 14, 2023
Article as a pdf

Operations Research for the Recovery and Reconstruction of Ukraine
ORMS Today
October 2022
Article as a pdf

Heading into the third year of the pandemic, the US blood supply is at a 10-year low
The Conversation
February 3, 2022
Article as a pdf

Got $1.2T to invest in roads and other infrastructure? Here’s how to figure out how to spend it wisely
The Conversation
November 15, 2021
Article as a pdf

Global shortage of shipping containers highlights their importance in getting goods to Amazon warehouses, store shelves and your door in time for Christmas
The Conversation
September 21, 2021
Article as a pdf

Today’s global economy runs on standardized shipping containers,
as the Ever Given fiasco illustrates

The Conversation
April 5, 2021
Article as a pdf

In the End, It’s All About People
ORMS Today
January 2021
Article as a pdf

Vaccine delays reveal unexpected weak link in supply chains:
A shortage of workers

The Conversation
January 8, 2021
Article as a pdf

Keeping coronavirus vaccines at subzero temperatures during distribution will be hard, but likely key to ending pandemic
The Conversation
September 18, 2020
Article as a pdf

The raging competition for medical supplies is not a game, but game theory can help
The Conversation
August 4, 2020
Article as a pdf

The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Stressed Blood Supply Chain
INFORMS Analytics
Coronavirus Chronicles

March 24, 2020
Article as a pdf

How coronavirus is upsetting
the blood supply chain

The Conversation
March 12, 2020
Article as a pdf

How game theory could help ensure you will get blood when you need it
The Conversation
February 9, 2018

Response to natural disasters like Harvey could be helped with game theory
The Conversation
August 28, 2017

FirstNet for emergency communications:
6 questions answered

The Conversation
August 16, 2017

Calculating where America should invest in its transportation and communications networks
The Conversation
April 19, 2017

How disaster relief efforts could be improved with game theory
The Conversation
March 9, 2017

Uncertainty in blood supply chains creating challenges for industry
The Conversation
January 9, 2017

Our Outstanding UMass Amherst Students
Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA
April 6, 2014

Commencement Address
Graduate Commencement of the School of Business, Economics, and Law
University of Gothenburg
June 12, 2013

Commencement Address
Graduate Commencement of the School of Business, Economics, and Law
University of Gothenburg
June 14, 2012

Designing Transportation Infrastructure
to include the Human Element

Resources for the Future
November 18, 2011

Comment on
Catching the Network Science Bug
by David Alderson

Published in OR Forum
November 19, 2008

The Fulbright Experience -- Education Without Borders

Supernetworks: The Origins, Some Applications, and Possibilities
INFORMS Computing Society Newsletter  Fall 2007
 (Link to full newsletter)

A Year as a Science Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard
ORMS Today - October 2006

Transportation and Energy: Designing the Route to Prosperity and Sustainability
UMass Magazine Spring 2006
 (Link to UMass Magazine Article)

Experiences from an (Operations) Research Team Residency at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center

Supernetworks: The Paradigm for Critical Infrastructure and the Supernetworked Economy
January 2004

Commentary on the Big Blackout
August 2003

Navigating the Network Economy
OR/MS Today - June 2000


Thanks for the uplifting, terrific local journalism
Daily Hampshire Gazette
January 27, 2024

In U.S. national interest to support Ukraine
Daily Hampshire Gazette
December 12, 2023

Scholars from Ukraine, UMass
find common ground

Springfield (MA) Republican
May 11, 2023

Appreciate Column on Ukraine
Daily Hampshire Gazette
January 24, 2023

Ukraine's Students
The New York Times
August 15, 2022
Scan of the Letter

Grateful to McGovern
Daily Hampshire Gazette
May 9, 2022

Russia now commits genocide
Republican and
April 7, 2022

UMass Research
Daily Hampshire Gazette
May 15, 2021

Where are the Vaccines?
Daily Hampshire Gazette
February 27, 2021

Expansion of Vaccination sites in Massachusetts imperative
Republican and
January 27, 2021

As we battle a pandemic,
getting a flu shot imperative

Republican and
August 17, 2020

We need to support healthcare professionals as we prepare for coronavirus
Republican and
February 27, 2020

Lessons in managing life and death situations
Daily Hampshire Gazette
March 2, 2016

Bradley International Airport plans would be boon for academics
Republican - July 25, 2013

Don't reduce quality of UMass Health Services
Daily Hampshire Gazette
January 11, 2012

When a critical link is lost
Boston Globe - November 8, 2009

Our roads, infrastructure are an embarrassment
Daily Hampshire Gazette
June 25, 2009

Remembering a Life of 'Enduring Relevance'
The Chronicle of Higher Education
March 13, 2009

How to Make Science Class Interesting: Experiment
New York Times - January 19, 2009

Coach Cal
Daily Hampshire Gazette
November 19, 2008

Coach Call still fond of days at UMass
Republican - November 19, 2008

Join the queue
The Economist - September 25, 2008

Biking in Paris
The New York Times - July 8, 2008

Low turnout in the HOV lane
Boston Globe - November 5, 2007

Making investments in the state's infrastructure
 Daily Hampshire Gazette

April 14, 2007

The Importance of Research
The Chronicle of Higher Education

February 2, 2007

UMass making its mark in academics, athletics
Republican - December 12, 2006

In need of transportation? Take a seat on the bus
Republican - May 21, 2006

Legislators Deserve Kudos for Higher Education Bill
Republican - February 16, 2006

UMass Research sheds light on I-91 problems
Daily Hampshire Gazette

February 3, 2006

Enhancing Research Through E-Science
The Chronicle of Higher Education
February 4, 2005

UMass Research Aids Homeland Security Work
Daily Hampshire Gazette

October 22, 2004

Teaching Engineers About Humans and Technology
The Chronicle of Higher Education

September 03, 2004

Planners of new bridge should consider the Braess Paradox
Daily Hampshire Gazette

November 15, 2003

Blackout is a reminder of world's connectivity
  Springfield Republican
August 19, 2003

It's now time to back the state university
Daily Hampshire Gazette
May 22, 2003

New Attention to the Science of Networks
The Chronicle of Higher Education - March 28, 2003

Conference Affirms Collective Resolve
OR/MS Today - December 2001

Ukraine will need ‘Marshall Plan’ to address human toll of war
Chicago Sun Times
April 5, 2022
Article as a pdf

Why we are stronger together
Daily Hampshire Gazette
June 27, 2016

Guest Commentary:
Net Neutrality – past – present – future: What it means to us - November 17, 2014

Guest Editorial: Community experts enhance disaster management education as guest lecturers at the Isenberg School of Management at UMass - March 24, 2014

Viewpoint: Preparing for the next global disaster
Sunday Republican - January 15, 2012

Viewpoint: Passage of American Medical Isotope Production Act of 2011 will help ensure U.S. nuclear medicine supply chain
Sunday Republican - July 10, 2011

A New Roadmap for Transit Planning
Daily Hampshire Gazette
June 16, 2008

UMass should act more like family unit
Sunday Republican - June 3, 2007

Meeting the region's energy needs
Daily Hampshire Gazette
November 8, 2006

Valley center for visiting researchers proposed
Viewpoint - Springfield Republican - August 19, 2001
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