Mark Karwan


Mark Karwan.

Mark Karwan


Mark Karwan


Praxair Professor of Operations Research
SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor

Research Topics

Mathematical programming, applied operations research, multiple-criteria decision making

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Mark H. Karwan, the Praxair Professor in Operations Research and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor,
has served 45 years in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). He served as Chair of the Department from 1987-1992 and as Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at The University at Buffalo from 1994-2006. He has broad expertise in the area of mathematical programming – modeling and algorithmic development.


        B.E.S.     Johns Hopkins University                May 1974

                       Mathematical Science

       M.S.E.   Johns Hopkins University                September 1974

                      Operations Research

       Ph.D.     Georgia Institute of Technology     December 1976

                      Operations Research

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Council on Competitiveness, Global R&D Advisory Committee, 1997-2000.
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Computers & Operations Research, 1984-2004.
  • Associate Editor, Naval Research Logistics, 1987-2004.
  • Associate Editor, IIE Transactions, 1991-1993.
  • Co‑editor, Special Issue in Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Naval Research Logistics, 35:6, 1988.
  • Cluster Chairman, Multiple Criteria Decision Making, ORSA/TIMS Joint National Meeting, April 1986.
  • Regional Director, Northeast U.S., Omega Rho International Honor Society, 1982‑1984.
  • Chairman, numerous sessions at, ORSA/TIMS – INFORMS Joint National Meetings,   
    1977‑1989, 2009, 2011.
  • Faculty Advisor, Institute of Industrial Engineers Student Chapter 849, 1977‑1983.
  •  Proposal Reviewer, National Science Foundation ‑ Systems Theory and Operations Research.
  •  Proposal Reviewer, National Science Foundation ‑ Applied Mathematics.
  • Proposal Reviewer, National Science Foundation – IGERT.

Refereed papers for multiple journals including:

      Annals of Discrete Mathematics

      Computers & Operations Research     

      Computers & Industrial Engineering

      Discrete Applied Mathematics

      European Journal of Operational Research

      Geographical Analysis

      IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

      IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics

      IIE Transactions

      Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

     The International Journal of the Mathematics of Operations Research

     Journals of Mechanical Design

     Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications

     Management Science

     Mathematical Programming

     Military Operations Research

     Naval Research Logistics


     Operations Research

     Papers of the Regional Science Association
     Socio-Economic Planning Sciences
     Journal of Sports Analytics

     Water Resources Research

     Zeitschrift fur Operations Research