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Daskin Named Walter P. Murphy Professor

January 31, 2008 | by Megan Fellman
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Mark S. Daskin, professor of industrial engineering and management sciences in the Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been named a Walter P. Murphy Professor.

Daskin studies supply chain analysis; the application of operations research to transportation; integrated production and distribution models; network design and location problem; and inventory planning.

Through collaborations with industry, he has advanced his analytic models, tested them in contexts and moved his ideas into routine practice. His work is known for the integrated modeling of system elements to represent a coherent whole.

Daskin's research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research and private industry.

In 2006 Daskin served as president of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. Author of more than 50 refereed publications and a textbook, "Network and Discrete Location: Models, Algorithms and Applications," Daskin has given invited talks around the world. He has served as editor-in-chief of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Transactions and Transportation Science as well as serving on editorial boards for numerous other journals in the field.

Prior to joining Northwestern's faculty in 1980, Daskin taught at the University of Texas at Austin.

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