Amedeo Odoni

Amedeo Odoni is the T. Wilson Chair Professor Emeritus of Aeronautics and Astronautics and of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT. He has served as the initial Co-Director of NEXTOR, the FAA’s National Center of Excellence in Aviation Operations Research (1996-2002), Co-Director of MIT’s Operations Research Center (1985-1991), Co-Director of the Global Airline Industry Center (1999-2009) and Lead Principal Investigator of the Future Urban Mobility project of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (2009-2014).  His research interests are in applied probability theory, stochastic processes and decision-making under uncertainty, with principal applications in airport planning and operations, air traffic management, urban service systems, queuing theory, and location theory.

Dr. Odoni is the author or co-author of four textbooks and 100+ professional publications, as well as co-editor of six books. He served as Editor-in-Chief of Transportation Science (1985-1991) and is a current or past member of the editorial boards of many professional journals. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) and the recipient of many awards for his teaching and research. He has supervised 41 Ph.D. students, who have won many awards for their research and dissertations. He has served as consultant to many of the busiest airports in the world on projects related to practically every aspect of airport planning and design, and of air traffic management.


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