Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
Amedeo Rodolfo Odoni is the T. Wilson Professor Emeritus in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT. He specializes in Operations Research with research interests in applied probability theory, stochastic processes and decision-making under uncertainty. His principal application domains are airport planning and operations, air traffic management, urban service systems, and urban transportation. He has served in many leadership positions including: Co-Director of MIT’s Operations Research Center (1985-91); Head, Systems Division, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (1992-95); National Co-Director of NEXTOR, the FAA’s National Center of Excellence in Aviation Operations Research (1996-2002); Co-Director of the Global Airline Industry Center at MIT (1999-2009); and Lead Principal Investigator and Principal Investigator of the Future Urban Mobility Program under SMART, the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (2009-15). Professor Odoni is co-author of three books (two of which are leading international textbooks), co-editor of seven others, and author or co-author of more than 100 professional publications. He served as editor-in-chief of Transportation Science from 1985 to 1991, and is a current or past member of the editorial boards of many professional journals. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) and the recipient of many awards for his teaching and research, among them the Robert F. Herman Award for Lifetime Contributions to Transportation Science. He has supervised 46 Ph.D. students, several of whom have won major prizes for their research and dissertations, and has been a member of the Ph.D. thesis committees of more than 100 others. He has served as consultant to many national and international organizations, including a large number of the busiest airports in the world, on projects related to practically every aspect of airport planning and design, and of air traffic management.
S.B., 1965, Massachusetts Institute of Technology S.M., 1967, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ph.D., 1969, Massachusetts Institute of Technology