Dean G. Richard Tucker with Jonathan P. Caulkins, Ph.D
Jonathan P. Caulkins, Ph.D, has been awarded the prestigious H. Guyford Stever Professorship of Operations Research and Public Policy at the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. The distinguished chair was established in honor of H. Guyford Stever, who served as chief science adviser to two U.S. Presidents, was a former director of the National Science Foundation, and as President of then-Carnegie Tech who oversaw the merger with the Mellon Institute, thus becoming the first President of Carnegie Mellon University.
"It is a tremendous honor to be awarded to H. Guyford Stever Professorship, particularly as it bears the name of such a distinguished public servant and someone whose impact on this great university is without peer," Caulkins said. "I look forward to my future opportunities to teach students and pursue research in science and policy, and I know this professorship will assist me in this endeavor."
Additionally, Caulkins was recently appointed as a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS). The recognition is a way of honoring outstanding lifetime achievers in operations research and the management sciences who make significant contributions to advancement in these fields. The recognition is reserved for a very few members, with only 11 members elected this year.
This semester at Carnegie Mellon Qatar, Caulkins is teaching Probability Theory and Random Processes, Probability and Statistics for Business Applications, Mathematical Models for Consulting.
Caulkins has been on the Heinz School faculty at Carnegie Mellon since 1990. At the Heinz School he was director of the Masters of Science in Public Policy and Management Program and served as interim Associate Dean for Faculty. Caulkins has written a number of books and contributed to numerous journals on the subjects of operations research and management science. Furthermore, Jon Caulkins has been selected for a number of awards including; National Health Investigator awards by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a national young investigator award and a graduate fellowship both from The National Science Foundation, Pittsburgh's Forty Under 40 award and the Heinz School's Marcia Wade teaching award.
Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, Caulkins received master's degrees in systems science and mathematics from Washington University and electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also received his doctorate in Operations Research from MIT.