Karl Kempf

Karl KempfAdjunct Faculty (Research)

Intel Chandler Campus


  • Research Adjunct, North Carolina State University, Industrial and Systems Engineering (2011 to date)
  • Research Adjunct, Stanford University, Management Science and Engineering (2009 to date)
  • Research Adjunct, Arizona State University, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics (various periods since 1990 to date)
  • Adjunct Professor, Computer Science, University of Missouri (1983-1986)


  • Intel Corporation, Chandler, Arizona (1987 to date)
  • McDonnell Douglas Corporation, St. Louis. Missouri (on the team that won the Initial space station contract)
  • Pinewood Movie Studios, Pinewood, England (on the team that won the Academy Award for Special Effects for Superman The Movie)
  • Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Company, Wolverhampton, England on loan to SEFAC Ferrari, Modena, Italy (on the team that won three consecutive World Gran Prix Championships)


BS Chemistry & BA Physics, Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio
PhD Applied Mathematics (Physics and Chemistry of High Polymers), University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
PostDoc Computer Science, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

Research interest

Director of Decision Engineering, Intel Corporation, developing decision support processes and tools for areas ranging from product design through manufacturing to supply chain including equipment and materials acquisition.

Awards and honors

  • Member National Academy of Engineering
  • Senior Fellow Intel Corporation
  • Fellow of the IEEE
  • INFORMS Fellow
  • INFORMS Prize (2009)
  • Wagner Prize (2011)
  • Edelman Prize finalist (2012)