Peter Jackson, Ph.D

Peter Jackson Professor Peter Jackson heads the Engineering Systems and Design pillar and the Aviation Studies Institute at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. Prior to this,  he served as the Director of the Cornell University Systems Engineering Program where he led the introduction of it online Master of Engineering degree program in systems engineering.  Peter is an Academic Advisor to Merit's Supply Chain Leadership curriculum.

Peter received a B.A. in Economics with Mathematics from the University of Western Ontario, and a M.Sc. in Statistics and Ph.D. in Operations Research from Stanford University.  Peter's research interests include planning and scheduling for integrated production, transportation and inventory management systems, supply chain management and business modeling and data analysis. Typically, his research involves modeling a stochastic system, developing analytic approximations of the system performance, validating the approximations with simulation, and, finally, developing custom techniques to optimize the system performance.

Peter has consulted with many companies in these areas, including AGCO, Cleveland Clinic, ClickCommerce (Xelus), Clopay Building Products, Eaton Aeroquip, International Flavors and Fragrances, General Motors, Nissan, Quaker Oats, Servigistics and the Weill Cornell Medical College.  He is the recipient of a General Motors R & D "Most Valuable Colleague" Innovation award for designing a business process to optimize retail inventories.

Peter is also active in educational curriculum development for operations research and systems engineering, manufacturing system design and management.  He is the recipient of several awards for curriculum innovation in addition to numerous student-voted awards for teaching excellence. He is the author of an introductory textbook to systems engineering, Getting Design Right: A Systems Approach (2009).

He has been published in several academic journals, including IIE Transactions, Journal of Manufacturing and Operations Management, Management Science, Mathematical Programming, Mathematics of Operations Research, Naval Research Logistics Quarterly, and Operations Research.

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