Department Chair, Stephen M. Pollock Collegiate Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering
Stephen M. Pollock Collegiate Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering
- Data science, Predictive models
- Medical Decision Making
- Operations Research Tools
- Math Modeling
- Math Programming
- Stochastic Opt. & Control
- Quality & Applied Statistics
- Machine Learning
Brian Denton is the Stephen M. Pollock Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering and the Chair of the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. His research interests are in data analytics and data-driven optimization under uncertainty with applications to medicine, public health, and healthcare delivery. He is a Professor in the Department of Urology (by courtesy) at Michigan Medicine, a member of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at the University of Michigan, and a member of the Cancer Center in the Michigan School of Medicine. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and industry research contracts.
Previously he was 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, and he was elected Fellow of INFORMS in 2018. 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.