Peter W. Glynn  Biography
Biography
Peter W. Glynn is the Thomas Ford Professor in the Department of Management Science and Engineering (MS&E) at Stanford University, and also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering. 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. 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 served as Chair of MS&E from 2011 through 2015. He is a Fellow of INFORMS and a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and was an IMS Medallion Lecturer in 1995 and INFORMS Markov Lecturer in 2014. He was cowinner of the Outstanding Publication Awards from the INFORMS Simulation Society in 1993, 2008, and 2016, was a cowinner of the Best (Biannual) Publication Award from the INFORMS Applied Probability Society in 2009, was the cowinner of the John von Neumann Theory Prize from INFORMS in 2010, and will give the INFORMS Philip McCord Morse Lecture in 2020. In 2012, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. He was Founding EditorinChief of Stochastic Systems and served as EditorinChief of Journal of Applied Probability and Advances in Applied Probability from 2016 to 2018. His research interests lie in simulation, computational probability, queueing theory, statistical inference for stochastic processes, and stochastic modeling.
