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Daskin Named Harris Professor in Teaching Excellence

Mark S. Daskin, professor of industrial engineering and management sciences and a professor in the Northwestern University Transportation Center, has been appointed the Bette and Neison Harris Professor in Teaching Excellence.

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November 7, 2006 | by Megan Fellman

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Mark S. Daskin, professor of industrial engineering and management sciences and a professor in the Northwestern University Transportation Center, has been appointed the Bette and Neison Harris Professor in Teaching Excellence.

Daskin's research interests are in the application and development of operations research techniques for the analysis of transportation, logistics, supply chain and manufacturing problems.

He has taught a wide variety of courses, from introductory surveys to required methods to highly specialized graduate courses. Daskin connects his students to the practical world of engineering and management through his collaborations with industrial partners. He has been the coordinator for senior design projects in his department, bringing industry clients and students together for this capstone experience.

Daskin's research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research. He is author of more than 50 refereed publications and a textbook, “Network and Discrete Location: Models, Algorithms, and Applications” (1995).

He currently is the president of INFORMS, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, the premier international professional organization in his field. Daskin is the immediate past editor-in-chief of IIE Transactions and has served as the editor-in-chief for Transportation Science. He is an honorary fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and of INFORMS.