Askin, Ronald

CIDSE-Askin-Ron-video_8180_aRonald G. Askin is a professor in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University.  He received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University, and an M.S. in Operations Research and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.  Dr. Askin is a member of INFORMS, SME, ASEE and a Fellow of the IIE. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of IIE Transactions and Vice President of Meetings for INFORMS.  He was General Chair of the 2012 INFORMS Annual Meeting and is a former President of the IIE Council of Fellows and former Chair of the Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads (CIEADH) and INFORMS’s Association of Chairs of Operations Research Departments (ACORD).  Dr. Askin has authored over 120 publications focusing on the application of operations research and statistical methods to the design and analysis of integrated production systems.  His awards include an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing Research, the IIE Transactions Development and Applications Award, the IIE Transactions Focus Issue on Design and Manufacturing Best Paper Award (twice), and the Eugene L. Grant Award from The Engineering Economist. He is also a two-time recipient of the IIE Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year Award.

ron.askin@asu.edu
480-965-2567
BYENG 548

Education

Ph.D., Systems and Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1979
M.S., Operations Research, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1976
B.S., Industrial Engineering, Lehigh University, 1975

Research interests

Logistics, manufacturing systems analysis, production planning and scheduling, decision analysis, operations research and applied statistics

Honors and awards

  • IIE Transactions on Design and Manufacturing Best Paper Award (1998, 2000)
  • IIE Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year Award (1994, 2003)
  • IIE Fellow Award ((1995)
  • IIE Transactions Development and Applications Award (1985)
  • Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing Research (1994)
  • Eugene L. Grant Award (1986)
  • NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award (1984)

Key activities

  • Editor-in-Chief, IIE Transactions
  • General Chair, 2012 INFORMS Annual Conference
  • Past Chair, Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads
  • Past President, IIE Council of Fellows
  • Past Chair, INFORMS Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society
  • Director of the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, 2009–2016