Mark S. Daskin
Clyde W. Johnson Collegiate Professor Emeritus
1975-1978. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
1974-1975. University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England. Certificate of Post-Graduate Study in Engineering
1970-1974. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.
Healthcare Quality Improvement
Urban Sustainability and Resilience
- Risk Management
- Industrial Operations
Distribution & Logistics
Facility Location Modeling
- Operations Research Tools
Optimization Under Uncertainty
- INFORMS (formerly the Operations Research Society of America and The Institute of Management Sciences)
- Institute of Industrial Engineers
- Sigma Xi
- Tau Beta Pi
Professor Daskin received his BS from MIT, certificate of post-graduate study in engineering from Cambridge University, and his Ph.D. from MIT. His research focuses on the application of operations research techniques to problems in transportation, supply chain management and facility location modeling, and healthcare.
Professor Daskin has served as the editor-in-chief of both Transportation Science and IIE Transactions, was the president of INFORMS in 2006 and vice-president for publication from 1996-1999. He also served as the chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences at Northwestern University from 1995-2001. He is a fellow of both INFORMS and the Institute of Industrial Engineers. Daskin has also received the Fred C. Crane Award for Distinguished Service from the Institute of Industrial Engineers as well as the Institute’s Technical Innovation Award.
- Elected to the National Academy of Engineering (2017)
- INFORMS Section on Location Analysis Lifetime Achievement Award in Location Analysis (2014)
- Institute of Industrial Engineers David F. Baker Award Distinguished Research Award (2014)
- Institute of Industrial Engineers Joint Publishers Book of the Year Award (2011)
- George E. Kimball Medal, INFORMS (2009)
- Clyde W. Johnson Collegiate Professorship, College of Engineering, University of Michigan (January, 2010 – December, 2009)
- Walter P. Murphy Professor, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Northwestern University (September, 2007-December, 2009)
- Bette and Neison Harris Professor of Teaching Excellence, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Northwestern University (September, 2006-August, 2007)
- Institute of Industrial Engineers Fellow Award (2006)
- Institute of Industrial Engineers Fred C. Crane Award for Disginguished Service (2005)
- INFORMS Fellow Award (2004)
- Institute of Industrial Engineers Technical Innovation in Industrial Engineering Award (2001)
- Adviser of the Year, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, (1998-99)
- Graduate Teaching Award, Student INFORMS Chapter, IE/MS Department (1999)
- Listed in Who’s Who in America (1996-present) and Who’s Who in American Education
- Fulbright Research Award (1989-1990)
- Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award (1985).
- Association of American Geographers, Applied Geography Citation Award (1985) (with others).
- National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award (1984).
- The Institute of Management Sciences, College on the Practice of Management Science, Edelman Achievement Finalist Award (1984) (with others).
- National Science Foundation Fellowship (September 1974-May 1978).
- Sigma Xi
- Tau Beta Pi
- Daskin, M. S., 2010, Service Science , John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York.
- Daskin, M. S., 1995, Network and Discrete Location: Models, Algorithms and Applications , John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York.
Refereed and Invited Publications (short list)
- Daskin, M. S. and K. L. Maass, 2015, “The p-Median Problem,” Location Science, G. Laporte et al (eds.), Springer.
- Turner, J., S. Mehrotra, and M. S. Daskin, 2010, “Perspectives on Healthcare Resource Management Problems,” in A long view of Operations Research and Management Science, M. Sodhi and C. Tang (eds.), Springer.
- Snyder, L.V. and M. S. Daskin, 2006, “Models for Reliable Supply Chain Network Design,” invited paper, chapter in “Reliability and Vulnerability in Critical Infrastructure: A Quantitative Geographic Perspective”, Alan Murray and Tony H. Grubesic, editors, Advances in Spatial Science Series, Springer.
- Snyder, L.V., M. P. Scaparra, M. S. Daskin and R. L. Church, 2006, “Planning for Disruptions in Supply Chain Networks,” TutORials in Operations Research, INFORMS, pp. 234-257.
- Daskin, M. S., L. V. Snyder and R. T. Berger, 2005, “Facility Location in Supply Chain Design,” chapter 2, Logistics Systems: Design and Optimization, (A. Langevin and D. Riopel editors), Kluwer, pp. 39-65.
- Daskin, M. S. and L. K. Dean, 2004, “Location of Health Care Facilities,” chapter 3 in the Handbook of OR/MS in Health Care: A Handbook of Methods and Applications, F. Sainfort, M. Brandeau and W. Pierskalla, editors, Kluwer, pp. 43-76.
- Current, J., Daskin, M. and D. Schilling, 2002, “Discrete Network Location Models,” chapter 3 in Facility Location Theory: Applications and Methods, Z. Drezner and H. Hamacher eds., Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 81-118.
- Daskin, M. S. and S. H. Owen, 1999, “Location Models in Transportation,” chapter 10, Handbook of Transportation Science, ed. R. Hall, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, MA, pp. 311-360.
- Obi, A., J. Chung, R. Chen, W. Lin, S. Sun, W. Pozehl, A. M. Cohn, M. S. Daskin, F. J. Seagull and R. M. Reddy, 2015, “Achieving Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education duty hours compliance within advanced surgical training: a simulation-based feasibility assessment, American Journal of Surgery, 210:5, 947-950.
- Maass, K. L., B. Liu, M. S. Daskin, M. Duck, Z. Wang, R. Mwenesi, and H. Schapiro, 2015, “Incorporating nurse absenteeism into staffing with demand uncertainty,” Health Care Management Science, published online November 15, 2015, 1-15.
- Maass, K. L., M. S. Daskin, S. Shen, 2015, “Mitigating hard capacity constraints with inventory in facility location modeling,” IIE Transactions, accepted for publication.Maass, K. L., V. M. H. Lo, A. Weiss, and M. S. Daskin, 2015, “Maximizing Diversity in Engineering Global Leadership Cultural Families,” Interfaces, 45:4, 293-304.
- Ballard, T. N. S., T. R. Grenda, A. M. Cohn, M. S. Daskin, F. J. Seagull, R. M. Reddy, 2015, “Innovative Scheduling Solutions for Graduate Medical Education,” Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 7:2, 169-170.
- Chung, J., A. Obi, R. Chen, W. Lin, S. Sun, Z. Chen, A. Gulati, X. Xu, W. Pozehl, F. J. Seagull, M. S. Daskin, R. M. Reddy, 2015, “Estimating Minimum Program Volume Needed to Train Surgeons: When 4×15 Really Equals 90,” Journal of Surgical Education, 72:1, 61-67.
- Davis, A. E., S. Mehrotra, J. J. Friedewald, M. S. Daskin, A. I. Skaro, M. M. Abecassis, D. P. Ladner, 2015, “Improving geographic equity in kidney transplantation using alternative kidney sharing and optimization modeling,” Medical Decision Making, accepted for publication.
- Davis, A., S. Mehrotra, J. Holl, and M. S. Daskin, 2014, “Nurse Staffing Under Demand Uncertainty to Reduce Costs and Enhance Patient Safety,” Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, 31:1, 1-19.
- Turner, J., K. Kim, S. Mehrotra, D. A. DaRosa, M. S. Daskin, and H. E. Rodriguez, 2013, “Using optimization models to demonstrate the need for structural changes in training programs for surgical medical residents,” Health Care Management Sciences, 16, 217-227.
- Turner, J. P., H. E. Rodriguez, D. A. DaRosa, M. S. Daskin, A. Hayman, and S. Mehrotra, 2013, “Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Uses Operations Research Tools to Improve Surgeon Training,” Interfaces, 43:4, 341-351.
- Lim, M. K., A. Bassamboo, S. Chopra and M. S. Daskin, 2013, “Facility Location Decisions with Random Disruptions and Imperfect Estimation,” Manufacturing and Service Operations, 15:2, pp. 239-249.