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Doug Bodner is a part-time instructor in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and principal research engineer with the Tennenbaum Institute, where he leads a research program focusing on computational analysis and decision support for design, operation and transformation of systems and enterprises. This work combines systems engineering, operations research and interactive computing to seek novel solutions to large-scale problems such as cost-performance trade-offs in complex system design and development, efficient logistics for installation of wind energy farms, and counter-measures for mitigating adverse effects from counterfeit parts in supply chains.
Funded by variety of government agencies and companies, including the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, GE Energy and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, his research has spanned a number of industries, including aerospace and defense, automotive, electronics, energy, health care, paper, semiconductors and telecommunications.
He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), and is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS). He holds a Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology and also is a registered professional engineer in Georgia.
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