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Zdenek Bažant

McCormick Institute Professor; Walter P. Murphy Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Material Science, and Engineering

Phone: 847-491-4025

Research areas: Mechanics of materials and structures and structural safety; nanomechanics; hygrothermal effects; applications to concrete, fiber composites, tough ceramics, rocks, soils, bone, snow, and sea ice

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

Henry Binford

Associate Professor of History and Urban Affairs

Phone: 847-491-7262

Research areas: Evolution of subcommunities within cities; redevelopment of cities; history of transportation relating to growth of cities

Affiliations:

  • Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences

David E. Boyce

Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Professor Emeritus

Phone: 847-570-9501

Research areas: Urban travel and location forecasting models; transportation network analysis and modeling; history of urban travel forecasting methods

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science
  • University of Illinois at Chicago

Ronald R. Braeutigam

Harvey Kapnick Professor Emeritus

Phone: 847-491-7040

Research areas: Applied microeconomic theory and industrial organization; regulatory economics

Affiliations:

  • Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences

Fabián E. Bustamante

Professor of Computer Science

Phone: 847-491-2745

Research areas: Design, deployment, and evaluation of large-scale distributed systems in both wide-area and mobile networks; experimental systems, particularly operating systems and distributed computing

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

Clarke L. Caywood

Professor of Integrated Marketing Communications

Phone: 847-491-5011

Research areas: Marketing and communications; crisis management and communications; humanitarian logistics, stakeholder relationship management; political and deceptive messages and advertising; China management education and training

Affiliations:

  • Medill School of Journalism

Wei Chen

Wilson-Cook Professor in Engineering Design; Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Phone: 847-491-7019

Research areas: Discrete choice analysis and network analysis for consumer preference modeling; multidisciplinary design optimization; simulation-based design under uncertainty; enterprise-driven decision-based design

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

Ying Chen

Research Assistant Professor, The Transportation Center

Phone: 847-491-7548

Research areas: Data Analytics for Transportation Application; Connected Vehicles and Smart Cities; Big Social Media Data Mining for Travelers’ Behavior;Travel Demand & Behavior Modeling; Large-scale Transportation Network Modeling and Analysis; Agent-based Modeling and Visualization​

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

Sunil Chopra

IBM Distinguished Professor of Operations Management & Information Systems, Department of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

Phone: 847-491-8169

Research areas: Supply chain management and operations; design of communication and distribution networks; supply chain risk

Affiliations:

  • Kellogg School of Management

Rachel Cole

Public Services Librarian, Transportation Library

Phone: 847.467.5325

Research Areas: Library instruction, research, and reference support; Social media, exhibit curation, and outreach related to special collections; Transportation history

Affiliations:

  • Northwestern University Libraries

J. Edward Colgate

Allen and Johnnie Breed Senior Professor in Design; Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Director, Master of Science in Engineering Design & Innovation (EDI) program ; Research Council Member, Segal Design Institute

Phone: 847-491-4264

Research areas: Human-machine interface; haptics; mechatronic systems

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

James G. Conley

Clinical Professor of Technology, Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences; Clinical Professor of Mechanical Engineering (by courtesy)

Phone: 847-491-4814

Research areas: Product design and development technologies; intellectual property strategies; intellectual capital; innovation management

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science
  • Kellogg School of Management

Noshir Contractor

Jane S. & William J. White Professor of Behavioral Sciences; Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management Science; Professor of Communication Studies

Phone: 847-491-3669

Research areas: Social and knowledge networks; statistical and computational methods; organizational theory

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science
  • School of Communication

David Corr

Clinical Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Phone: 847-467-0890

Research areas: Structural engineering and mechanics; structural sensing and diagnostics; failure analysis and forensic engineering; performance of civil engineering materials; stochastic methods and structural reliability

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

Anne Coughlan

John L. and Helen Kellogg Professor of Marketing

Phone: 847-491-2719

Research areas: Distribution channel management and design; pricing strategy; reverse channels for product returns; competitive strategy

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science
  • Kellogg School of Management

Gianluca Cusatis

Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Phone: 847-491-4027

Research areas: Mechanics of infrastructure materials and constitutive modeling of concrete and cementitious composites

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

David A. Dana

Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law

Phone: 312-503-0240

Research areas: Environmental and land use law, regulation, and policy, particularly methods of allocating carbon credits; regulation and technological change in the automobile industry; eminent domain reform and urban sprawl

Affiliations:

  • Pritzker School of Law

Charles H. Dowding

Professor Emeritus of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Phone: 847-491-4338

Research areas: Construction vibrations; structural health monitoring; subsurface exploration decisions

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

David Dunand

James N. & Margie M. Krebs Professor of Materials Science & Engineering; Co-Director

Phone: 847-491-5370

Research areas: Lightweight metallic materials for energy-efficient transportation; high-temperature alloys for energy-efficient internal-combustion and jet engines

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science
  • Initiative for Sustainability & Energy at Northwestern (ISEN)

Pablo Durango-Cohen

Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Phone: 847-491-4008

Research areas: Transportation infrastructure management; modeling and analysis of production control systems; capacity management; statistical performance modeling; contract analysis and design

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

Steven Franconeri

Professor, Cognitive Psychology

Phone: 847-467-1259

Research areas: Visual cognition; guidance, capture, and tracking of visual attention and awareness; effective visual design

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

Robert J. Gordon

Stanley G. Harris Professor in the Social Sciences

Phone: 847-491-3616

Research areas: Macroeconomic theory; monetary theory; airline economics; airline management; airline history; airline customer experience

Affiliations:

  • Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences

Kimberly A. Gray

Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Phone: 847-467-4252

Research areas: Urban sustainability; brownfield and urban redevelopment; environmental impacts of transportation on ecological and human health; energy-efficient technology

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

Mike Hewitt

Associate Professor, Information Systems and Supply Chain Management - Quinlan School of Business

Phone: 312-915-7394

Research areas: Freight transportation, Supply chain management, Workforce planning, Integer programming

Affiliations:

  • Loyola University Chicago

Paul M. Hirsch

James Allen Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Organizations; Chair, Management and Organizations Department

Phone: 847- 491-8069

Research areas: Organizational change; human resources and mass media

Affiliations:

  • Kellogg School of Management

Joel Horowitz

Charles and Emma Morrison Professor of Market Economics

Phone: 847-491-8253

Research areas: Econometrics; travel demand modeling; urban transportation; air quality

Affiliations:

  • Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences

Agnes Horvat

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, School of Communication
Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO), affiliated faculty
Kellogg School of Management, by courtesy

Phone: 847-467-6465

Research areas: Complex Networks, Collective Intelligence, Computational Social Science, Data Science

Affiliations:

  • Kellogg School of Management
  • School of Communication
  • Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO)

Thomas N. Hubbard

Elinor & H. Wendell Hobbs Professor of Management; Senior Associate Dean, Strategic Initiatives; Senior Associate Dean, Strategic Initiatives

Phone: 847-467-6598

Research areas: Industrial organization; trucking industry; economics of strategy; applied econometrics; economics of technology

Affiliations:

  • Kellogg School of Management

John C. Hudson

Professor of Anthropology; Director, Geography Program; Associate Director, Environmental Sciences Program

Phone: 847-491-2855

Research areas: Cultural and physical geography of North America; biogeography; economic geography; cartography and mapping; geographic information systems

Affiliations:

  • Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences

Albert Hunter

Professor of Sociology; Director, Urban Studies

Phone: 847-491-3804

Research areas: Transportation in urban areas; public policy; urban sociology; community; ethnicity, culture and literature; methods

Affiliations:

  • Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences

Arthur P. Hurter

Professor Emeritus of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences

Research areas: Logistics; applied microeconomic analysis; routing and risk analysis; facility locations; plant and equipment investment and replacement

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

Seyed M.R. Iravani

Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences

Phone: 847-491-5538

Research areas: Stochastic modeling and analysis; production and logistics; optimization of queuing systems; manufacturing and supply chain management; white collar work and service operations systems; analysis of integrated production and maintenance policies

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

Bret Johnson

Director, Center for the Commercialization of Innovative Transportation Technology (CCITT); Associate Director, Northwestern University Transportation Center (NUTC)

Phone: 847-491-2194

Research areas: Technology transfer and commercialization; technology-based economic development; space and technology innovation policy; homeland security

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science
  • Farley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Center for the Commercialization of Innovative Transportation Technology (CCITT)

 

Richard Joseph

John Evans Professor of International History and Politics; Faculty Affiliate, Buffett Center of International and Comparative Studies; Senior Fellow

Phone: 847-491-2595

Research areas: Growth, governance, and sustainable development; comparative democratization; African politics; HIV prevention strategies; energy, environment and transportation

Affiliations:

  • Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences
  • The Brookings Institution

William L. Kath

Professor, Engineering Sciences & Applied Mathematics; Center for Photonic Computing & Communication; Professor, Neurobiology & Physiology

Phone: 847-491-3345

Research areas: Computational neuroscience; fiber optics; wave propagation; nonlinear dynamics; complex systems

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science
  • Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences

Diego Klabjan

Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences; Director, Master of Science in Analytics Program

Phone: 847-491-0663

Research areas: Business intelligence and analytics in air transportation; logistics; railway industry; retail; supply chain management

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

Frank S. Koppelman

Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone: 847-864-8662

Research areas: Travel demand modeling and prediction; yield management; urban, regional, and intercity transportation planning; development of advanced travel demand modeling concepts and methods

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

Raymond J. Krizek

Stanley Pepper Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Director, Master of Project Management Program

Phone: 847-491-4040

Research areas: Injectability and mechanical properties of grouted sands; disposal of waste slurries; problems involving soil-structure interaction; engineering behavior of dredged materials;dynamic response of soils

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

Hani S. Mahmassani

William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation; Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Director, Northwestern University Transportation Center (NUTC)

Phone: 847-491-2276

Research areas: Dynamic traffic system management; network modeling and optimization; dynamics of user behavior and telematics; intermodal freight and logistics

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

Therese McGuire

ConAgra Foods Research Professor in Strategic Management; Director, Guthrie Center for Real Estate Research and Real Estate Program

Phone: 847-491-8683

Research areas: State and local public finance; fiscal decentralization; property tax limitations: education finance; regional economic development

Affiliations:

  • Kellogg School of Management

David Morton

Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences

Phone: 847-467-0502

Research areas: Stochastic optimization and its application to energy, security, and health problems

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

Barry L. Nelson

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences

Phone: 847-491-3747

Research areas: Computer simulation of dynamic, stochastic systems; design and analysis of simulation experiments

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

 

Yu (Marco) Nie

Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Phone: 847-467-0502

Research areas: Network optimization; traffic flow theory; traffic simulation

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

Maciek Nowak

Associate Professor, Information Systems & Supply Chain Management; Associate Professor, Quinlan School of Business; Director, Master of of Science in Supply Chain Management Program

Phone: 312-915-7654

Research areas: Vehicle routing and tracking; supply chain management; operations management and research; logistics and data analysis; quantitative methods; heuristic search

Affiliations:

  • Loyola University Chicago

Thomas O'Toole

Executive Director, Program for Data Analytics at Kellogg
Clinical Professor of Marketing

Phone: 847-467-8660

Research areas: Connecting data science to business value creation, data-driven marketing, customer value management, digital business models, the emergent structure of marketing and loyalty programs

Affiliations:

  • Kellogg School of Management

John C. Panzar

Louis W. Menk Professor Emeritus of Economics

Phone: 847-491-8242

Research areas: Theoretical and policy issues relating to network industries (telecommunication, electric transport, air transport, and postal services); industrial organization; regulatory economics; applied microeconomic theory

Affiliations:

  • Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences

Mark A. Ratner

Professor of Chemistry; Co-Director

Phone: 847-491-5652

Research areas: Organic electronics and photovoltaics; energy storage materials, particularly electrochemical; energy concentration routes, including exciton fission; agent-based modeling of complex systems

Affiliations:

  • Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences
  • Institute for Sustainability & Energy at Northwestern (ISEN)

Kathryn Reid

Research Associate Professor, Neurology

Phone: 312-503-1528

Research areas: Impact of sleep loss and circadian disruption on human performance; health and safety; impact of shiftwork

Affiliations:

  • Feinberg School of Medicine

Roberto Sarmiento

Head, Transportation Library

Phone: 847-491-2913

Research areas: Management issues for the digitization of transportation collections; development of special collections within academic libraries; development and analysis of transportation libraries collections at the national level; special librarianship issues at the national and international levels

Affiliations:

  • Northwestern University Library

Ian Savage

Associate Chair, Department of Economics; Professor of Instruction

Phone: 847-491-8241

Research areas: Transportation safety; transportation economics; urban transit

Affiliations:

  • Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences

Mohanbir S. Sawhney

McCormick Foundation Chair of Technology; Clinical Professor of Marketing; Director, Center for Research in Technology & Innovation

Phone: 847-491-2713

Research areas: Business Innovation, Digital and Social Media Marketing, Network-Centric Innovation, Growth and Scaling Strategies

Affiliations:

  • Kellogg School of Management

Joseph L. Schofer

Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs; Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone: 847-491-5221

Research areas: Transportation policy analysis and planning; Uses of data and information in decision making; Issues and factors in investment decisions; Managing transportation systems in an uncertain world

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

Karen Smilowitz

James N. and Margie M. Krebs Professor in Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences

Phone: 847-491-4693

Research areas: Design and operations of logistics network; vehicle routing and scheduling; supply-chain management; applications in commercial and non-profit settings

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

Amanda Stathopoulos

William A. Patterson Junior Professorship Chair; Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone: 847-491-5629

Research areas: Transportation choice modeling and forecasting

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

Gunnar Stefánsson

Professor, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science

Phone: +354 525 5166

Research areas: Political science, public opinion, and policy; intersection of security and domestic politics, civil liberties, right to travel, and travel privacy, security and identification policies; housing and community development; transportation articulation

Affiliations:

  • University of Iceland

Fred Turek

Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Biology, Department of Neurobiology; Director, Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology

Phone: 847-491-2865

Research areas: Sleep and circadian rhythms; metabolic, neurodegenerative and gastrointestinal disorders

Affiliations

  • Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences

Brian Uzzi

Richard L. Thomas Professor of Leadership & Organizational Change; Co-Director, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO); Faculty Director, Kellogg Architectures of Collaboration Initiative (KACI); Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences, McCormick School (Courtesy); Professor of Sociology, Weinberg College (Courtesy)

Phone: 847-491-8072

Research areas:  Social network science and computational methods as predictors for outstanding human achievement

Affiliations:

  • Kellogg School of Management
  • Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO)

Jan A. Van Mieghem

Harold L. Stuart Professor of Managerial Economics; Professor of Operations Management, Department of Managerial Economics & Decision Science

Phone: 847-491-5481

Research areas: Logistics and transportation management, collaboration management, Information and communication systems, management of technology and economics

Affiliations:

  • University of Iceland
  • Kellogg School of Management

Michael Watson

Adjunct Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences; Adjunct Professor, Master of Engineering Management Program; Adjunct Professor, Master of Science in Analytics Program

Phone: 847-491-3383

Research areas: Supply chain network design; facility location; analytics

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

Kermit Wies

Senior Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor

Research areas: Tranportation planning; Professional practice; Travel demand forecasting; Freight modeling; Geographic information systems (GIS)

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

Hyejin Youn

Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations

Phone: 847-491-4071

Research areas: the interplay between technological innovation and socio-economic systems (urbanisation, economic diversity and specialisation, invention activity, future of work)

Affiliations:

  • Kellogg School of Management

Qi Zhu

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and (by courtesy) Computer Science

Research areas: design automation of intelligent cyber-physical systems and Internet-of-Things applications, cyber-physical security, energy-efficient CPS, and system-on-chip design

Affiliations:

  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

 

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