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Thomas Elected to INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society

Barrett ThomasTippie College of Business Associate Professor Barrett Thomas has been elected vice president/president-elect of the INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society. His three-year term will include a year in the roles of vice president, president, and pastpPresident.

The TSL Society provides INFORMS members with a sustained, specialized focus on the topics of transportation science and logistics. Their efforts are devoted to current and potential problems of the industry, contributions to their solution, and the integration of related branches of knowledge and practice. The INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) Society was formed in 2004 with the merger of the Transportation Science and Logistics Sections and has more than 1,000 members.

Barrett Thomas is as associate professor of management sciences in the Tippie College and also serves as the faculty director of the MBA Strategic Innovation Career Academy. He holds a Leonard A. Hadley Research Fellowship. He is an associate editor of IIE Transactions, Focused Issue on Operations Engineering and Analytics, Transportation Systems Analysis Department; an editorial board member for Surveys in Operations Research and Management Science; and an associate editor of INFOR: Canadian Journal of Operational Research. He recently was awarded an NSF grant (along with Tippie professor Ken Brown) to develop new models to help businesses improve workforce development and employee training. Thomas has a Ph.D. and an M.S. in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Grinnell College.  


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