Lawrence W. Robinson
Associate Professor of Operations Management
PhD, Chicago


Professor Robinsonís research focuses on problems of operating in an uncertain environment; in particular, on developing practical heuristic policies which perform well and can be easily calculated. His research interests range from inventory management to booking limits for discount fare airline passengers, to scheduling doctorís appointments. He has published in a variety of journals, including Operations Research, Management Science, IIE Transactions, and the European Journal of Operational Research. He has been a Mobil Scholar, and has been recognized by Business Week as one of the top teachers in the Johnson School. His consulting projects include advising Hungarian professors on introducing TQM into their courses and developing joint forecasting/inventory management policies for highly seasonal and perishable products.