Fall 2007 UMASS Amherst
Operations Research / Management Science Seminar Series

Date: Friday, December 7, 2007

Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Isenberg School of Management, Room 112

Speaker: Professor Arnold Barnett

George Eastman Professor of Management
Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

Biography: Professor Arnold Barnett is the George Eastman Professor of Management Science at MIT's Sloan School of Management. He holds a BA in Physics from Columbia College and a PhD in Mathematics from MIT. His research specialty is applied mathematical modeling on issues of policy importance. Professor Barnett has authored or co-authored nearly 100 published papers. His early work about homicide risk was presented to President Ford in the White House. His analyses about US casualty patterns in the Vietnam War attracted widespread attention, including a column by William F. Buckley Jr. Barnett's numerous research articles about aviation safety have been extensively summarized in, among others, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, The Economist, and Newsweek. He has worked for the Federal Aviation Administration, the Transportation Security Administration, five airports, and fourteen airlines. In 2002, he received the President’s Citation from the Flight Safety Foundation for truly outstanding service on behalf of safety. Barnett’s research has won major honors in his field. He received the 1996 President's Award from INFORMS, and was the 1999 honorary inductee into the fraternity Omega Rho for scholarly contributions in Operations Research/Management Science. He was chosen by the Operational Research Society of the United Kingdom to give the year 2000 Blackett Lecture, which he delivered in London at the Royal Aeronautical Society. Barnett was the year 2001 recipient of the Expository Writing Award from INFORMS, and was elected a Fellow of INFORMS in 2003. 

TITLE: Is it Really Safe to Fly?
This series is organized by the UMASS Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter. Support for this series is provided by the Isenberg School of Management, the Department of Finance and Operations Management, INFORMS, and the John F. Smith Memorial Fund.

For questions, please contact the INFORMS Student Chapter Speaker Series Coordinator, Ms. Trisha Woolley, twoolley@som.umass.edu
or the Faculty Advisor, Professor Anna Nagurney.