I am a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Institute for Applied Science and the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Texas.
My research and consulting expertise includes statistical analysis, probability models, operations research (resource allocation, forecasting, inventory control, retention analysis, staffing), and environmental modeling.
I have worked with many organizations, including the U.S. Navy, ABC TV, ARGO Data Resources, the Institute for Defense Analysis, and IBM to solve a variety of operational and management problems.
I was Founding President of the Mathematical Association of America Special Interest Group for Business Industry and Government. This "SIGMAA" of the MAA serves as a unifying link between business, industry and government mathematicians, academic mathematicians and mathematics students. I have also been active member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Visiting Lecturer Program. One objective of the SIAM VLP is to inform students (and their instructors) that there are many career opportunities, besides academics, available to people with strong analytical skills. I give a popular talk that discusses careers in applied mathematics based upon my consulting activities and my experiences working on defense related projects.
My CV provides more detail on my professional experience.
My research activities include:
The work involves collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team of researchers. I have led the software development of the multi-agent models representing stakeholders, coordinated the survey analysis to elicit stakeholder values, implemented survey results within decision analysis utility functions, and led the analysis of models.
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