Richard S. Barr
Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Engineering Management, Information, and Systems
B.S.E.E., University of Texas, Austin, 1966; M.B.A., University of Texas, Austin, 1972; Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin, 1978
New optimization methods and models: network design, logistics, operations management, military targeting, and mission planning; Telecommunications software: optical telecommunications network design, network management and grooming, and yield-management; Information engineering: data-mining, micro-simulation databases, and scoring and benchmarking systems
Research Accomplishments and Activities
Research sponsored by National Science Foundation; DARPA, THECB; Area Editor, High-Performance Computation, INFORMS Journal on Computing; Author of over 40 journal publications, including telecommunications network design, benchmarking the performance of U.S. banks, parallel computing, and network optimization; Outstanding Instructor of the Year, 1991-1999
An ideal education and research experience should provide a good combination of intellectual challenge and personal development. SMU Engineering is focused on helping students to become well-rounded in all areas - mastery of technical content as well as individual abilities - so they can be highly successful after graduation.