Brian Denton is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at University of Michigan. His research interests are in data science and data-driven optimization under uncertainty with applications to medicine for the detection, treatment, and prevention of chronic diseases. He is a Professor in the Department of Urology (by courtesy), a member of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at University of Michigan, a member of the Cancer Center in the Michigan School of Medicine. His research has been by the National Science Foundation, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and industry research contracts.
Previously he has been a Professor at North Carolina State University, a Senior Associate Consultant and Professor at Mayo Clinic, and a Senior Engineer at IBM. In 2009 he received the National Science Foundation Career Award. He served as President of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) in 2017. He received the Distinguished Mentor Award from the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (2018), the Distinguished Educator Award from the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society (2017), the INFORMS Service Section Prize (2010), the INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize (2005), the Institute of Industrial Engineers Outstanding Publication Award (2005), and the Canadian Operations Research Society Best Paper Award (2000). He has co-authored more than 100 journal articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, and Patents.