Michigan engineer to talk on health care operations research

Published: Nov 10, 2010 2:00:00 PM
Media Contact: Sally Credille, src0007@auburn.edu, 334-844-3447

Mark Daskin, Clyde W. Johnson Collegiate Professor and chair of the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan, will present “Two Operations Research (OR) Applications in Health Care” on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 3 p.m. in 1103 Shelby Center. His seminar is part of Auburn University’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering 2010-2011 Cooper Industries seminar series.

Daskin’s seminar will discuss two applications of operations research in health care. The first includes methods of assigning medical staff to surgical cases to improve patient care. The second shows how to reduce geographic disparities for kidney transplants in the U.S.

Daskin earned a doctorate in civil engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978 and completed post-graduate studies in engineering at the University of Cambridge in England. His research focuses on the application and development of operations research techniques for the health care industry.

Contributed by Elizabeth Mahaney