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Edward  Baker

Edward Baker

Professor Emeritus, Management Science

(305) 284-6599
Kosar Epstein 412

Research Interests

  • Optimization, applied statistics, and simulation
  • Transportation scheduling: airline and ship crews; vehicles and vessels
  • Decision modeling for the management of natural resources

Selected Publications

Baker, E. and Plant, R.T., "A Profile of David Bendel Hertz". in Profiles in Operations Research, Arjang A. Assad and Saul I. Gass, editors. International Series in Operations Research and Management. Springer Publishing, (pp. 403-413) 2011.

Diaz, D., Erkoc, M., Asfour, S., and Baker, E. “New Ways of Thinking about Nurse Scheduling”, Journal of Advances in Management Research. Vol. 7, No. 1, January 2010. 76-93.

Joseph, A. and Baker, E. “Cardinality and the Simplex Tableau for the Set Partitioning Problem". Extending the Horizons: Recent Advances in Computing, Optimization, and Decision Technologies. (Baker, Joseph, Mehrotra, and Trick, editors.) Springer Operations Research/Computer Interface Series. 2007.

Meester, G., Mehrotra, A., Ault, J., and Baker, E. “Designing Marine Reserves for Fishery Management”, Management Science. Vol. 50, No. 8, August 2004. 1031-1043.

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Graduate and undergraduate courses in applied statistics, operations research, mathematical programming, and simulation modeling
  • Principal investigator on grants from the US Department of Transportation, the Urban Mass Transit Administration, the Florida Department of Natural Resources, Ryder Dedicated Logistics, and the Dade County Planning Department
  • Consultant to Federal Express Corporation, Ryder Systems, Tropigas, Norwegian Cruise Lines, the Airline Pilots Association, and the Environmental Protection Agency


  • D.B.A., Management Science and Statistics, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, 1979
  • M.S., Management Science, Johns Hopkins University, 1972
  • BESc., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Johns Hopkins University, 1969


  • Operations research
  • Simulation, mathematical modeling
  • Applied statistics

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