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Engineering, Social Science
Data Visualization, Optimization, Statistics

Lawrence Seiford


Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering
Goff Smith Co-Director, Tauber Institute for Global Operations

Goff Smith Co-Director of the Joel D Tauber Institute for Global Operations, Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering and Director of Academic Programs, Undergraduate Education, College of Engineering

Professor Seiford’s research interests are primarily in the areas of quality engineering, productivity analysis, process improvement, multiple-criteria decision making, and performance measurement. In addition, he is recognized as one of the world’s experts in the methodology of Data Envelopment Analysis. His current research involves the development of benchmarking models for identifying best-practice in manufacturing and service systems. He has written and co-authored four books and over one hundred articles in the areas of quality, productivity, operations management, process improvement, decision analysis, and decision support systems.