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Pohl, Ed

University of Arkansas 

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Edward A. Pohl is a Professor and Head of the Industrial Engineering Department and holder of the 21st Century Professorship at the University of Arkansas. Ed also served as the Director of the Center for Innovation in Healthcare Logistics (CIHL) and past Co-Director of the Institute for Advanced Data Analytics at the University of Arkansas. He has participated and led reliability, risk and supply chain related research efforts at the University of Arkansas.  Before coming to Arkansas, Ed spent twenty-one years in the United States Air Force where he served in a variety of engineering, operations analysis and academic positions during his career. Previous assignments include the Deputy Director of the Operations Research Center at the United States Military Academy, Operations Analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he performed independent cost schedule, performance and risk assessments on Major DoD acquisition programs, and as a munitions logistics manager at the Air Force Operational Test Center.  Ed received his Ph.D. in Systems and Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona. He holds a M.S. in Systems Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and M.S. in Reliability Engineering from the University of Arizona, an M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Dayton, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Boston University.  His primary research interests are in risk, reliability, engineering optimization, healthcare and supply chain risk analysis, decision making, quality. He has served as a PI or Co-PI on 45 Research grants totaling more than $7, 000,000.  His grants have been funded by DoD, DHS, DOT, NSF and AFOSR.   Ed has published more than 55 peer reviewed Journal Articles, over 65 peer reviewed conference papers and given more than 200 presentations at national and international conferences.  Ed is the Co-Editor of the Journal of Engineering Management, an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transaction on Reliability, the Journal of Risk and Reliability, Journal of Quality Technology and Quantitative Management, and the Journal of Military Operations Research, on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transaction on Technology and Engineering Management, and Systems.  Ed currently serves on the Board of Directors for the RAMS international conference.  Ed is a Fellow of IISE, a Fellow of the Society of Reliability Engineers, a Fellow of the American Society of Engineering Management, a Diplomat in the Society of Health Systems, a Senior Member of IEEE, a Senior Member of ASQ, member of INCOSE, INFORMS, ASEE, MORS and AHRMM.