John-Paul Clarke

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John-Paul Clarke is a professor in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering with a courtesy appointment in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and director of the Air Transportation Laboratory at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

His research and teaching in the areas of control, optimization, and system analysis and design are motivated by his desire to simultaneously maximize the efficiency and minimize the societal impact (especially on the environment) of the global air transportation system. He has made seminal contributions in the areas of air traffic management, aircraft operations, and airline operations - three key elements of the air transportation system - and has been recognized globally for developing, among other things, key analytical foundations for the Continuous Descent Arrival (CDA) and novel concepts for robust airline scheduling.

Dr. Clarke is currently Chair of the U.S. Department of Transportation Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS) and serves or has served on several other national and international committees including the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB) of the National Academies. He was the first Director of PARTNER, the Center of Excellence for Aviation Noise and Aircraft Emissions Mitigation, was an active researcher in NEXTOR, the Center of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research, and is now a co-Director of NEXTOR II, the follow-on operations research organization to NEXTOR. He is member of the AIAA, AGIFORS, INFORMS, and Sigma Xi.

  • Airline operations