Peter W. Glynn - Biography

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Peter W. Glynn
Thomas W. Ford Professor in the School of Engineering
Professor, Department of Management Science and Engineering,
Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering
Professor (by courtesy), Department of Electrical Engineering
Stanford University

Biography

Peter W. Glynn is the current Chair of the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D in Operations Research from Stanford University in 1982. He then joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he held a joint appointment between the Industrial Engineering Department and Mathematics Research Center, and courtesy appointments in Computer Science and Mathematics. In 1987, he returned to Stanford, where he joined the Department of Operations Research. He is now the Thomas Ford Professor of Engineering in the Department of Management Science and Engineering, and also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering. From 1999 to 2005, he served as Deputy Chair of the Department of Management Science and Engineering, and was Director of Stanford's Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering from 2006 until 2010. He is a Fellow of INFORMS and a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, has been co-winner of Best Publication Awards from the INFORMS Simulation Society in 1993 and 2008, was a co-winner of the Best (Biannual) Publication Award from the INFORMS Applied Probability Society in 2009, and was the co-winner of the John von Neumann Theory Prize from INFORMS in 2010. In 2012, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. His research interests lie in simulation, computational probability, queueing theory, statistical inference for stochastic processes, and stochastic modeling.