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Craig Kirkwood

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Emeritus Professor

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Ph.D., Operations Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972; E.E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970; S.B./S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1969.

Academic Positions

Arizona State University: 1983-present. Previous Appointments: University of Michigan, University of Colorado.

Professional Awards

Fellow, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), 2007; Frank P. Ramsey Medal of the INFORMS Decision Analysis Society, 2007; INFORMS Decision Analysis Society Publication Award, 2006; INFORMS Decision Analysis Society Practice Award, 2004; George E. Kimball Medal, INFORMS, 2002.

Professional Leadership 

Editorial Board, Decision Analysis, 2002-2010; President, INFORMS Decision Analysis Society, 2006-2008; Treasurer, INFORMS, 1999-2000.

Business Leadership

Manager, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, 1977-1978, 1979-1983.

Representative Publications

J. Simon, C. W. Kirkwood, and L. R. Keller, Decision Analysis with Geographically Varying Outcomes: Preference Models and Illustrative Applications, Operations Research,62:182-194 (2014).

J. S. Stonebraker, E. Gil, C. W Kirkwood, R. B. Handfield, "Impact Factor as a Metric to Assess Journals where OM Research is Published," Journal of Operations Management, 30:24-43 (2012).

P. Gober, E. A. Wentz, T. Lant, M. K. Tschudi, and C. W. Kirkwood, "WaterSim: A Simulation Model for Urban Water Planning in Phoenix, Arizona, USA," Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 38:197-215 (2011).

P. Gober and C. W. Kirkwood, "Vulnerability Assessment of Climate-induced Water Shortage in Phoenix," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107(50):21295-21299 (2010).

P. Gober, C. W. Kirkwood, R. C. Balling Jr., A. W. Ellis, and S. Deitrick, "Water Planning Under Climatic Uncertainty in Phoenix: Why We Need a New Paradigm," Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 100:356-372 (2010).

L. R. Keller, C. W. Kirkwood, and N. S. Jones, "Assessing Stakeholder Evaluation Concerns: An Application to the Central Arizona Water Resources System," Systems Engineering, 13:58-71 (2010).

C. W. Kirkwood, M. P. Slaven, and A. Maltz, "Improving Supply-Chain-Reconfiguration Decisions at IBM." Interfaces, 35:460-473 (2005). The work reported in this article was the winner of the 2004 INFORMS Decision Analysis Society Practice Award.

R. F. Bordley and C. W. Kirkwood, "Multiattribute Preference Analysis with Performance Targets." Operations Research, 52:823-835 (2004). Winner of the 2006 INFORMS Decision Analysis Society Publication Award for the best decision analysis journal article or book published in 2004.