Del and Beth Kimbler Lecture series: Dr. Thomas Sharkey
Thomas Sharkey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His current research interests are in the area of network optimization and its applications to infrastructure and supply chain resilience, Arctic emergency response, and interdicting illegal supply chains. He is currently part of two interdisciplinary projects that seek to integrate social science methods with Operations Research (OR) to address societal issues. His research has been funded through multiple NSF and DHS grants, including an NSF CAREER award. He has also received multiple teaching awards for his work on creating blended learning environments for undergraduate OR courses.