Susan Martonosi, Joseph B. Platt Associate Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, has been elected to the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) board of directors and will serve as vice president of membership and professional recognition.
Martonosi is president of INFORMS’ Forum for Women in Operations Research and Management Science (WORMS), vice president for programs of INFORMS’ Forum on Education (INFORM-Ed), chair of the INFORMS Academic Programs Database Committee and a member of the INFORMS Professional Recognition Committee. In her new role as vice president for membership and professional recognition, Martonosi will advise the board on issues affecting the relationship between the INFORMS organization and its members and on the policies and procedures governing INFORMS honors and awards.
Martonosi has an extensive background in the operations research field, which deals with the application of advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions. She earned a bachelor of science in operations research and industrial engineering from Cornell University and a PhD in operations research from MIT and has also been a consultant for the Homeland Security Institute.
Her research focuses on the application of operations research models and methodology to problems in homeland security, using game theory, social network analysis and graph theory to solve problems in resource allocation and terrorist network disruption. In addition to working in homeland security, Martonosi is also developing mathematical models for malaria intervention policy.