Eli Olinick

A headshot of Eli Olinick, a member of the Lyle School of Engineering Faculty.

Associate Professor

Operations Research and Engineering Management


Phone: 214-768-3092
Email: olinick@lyle.smu.edu
Professional website: https://people.smu.edu/eolinick/

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1999


  • Heuristics
  • Integer Programming
  • Linear Programming
  • Network Flows
  • Classification and Clustering
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Sports Analytics

Selected Awards and Recognition

  • 2016 Fellow of the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute for academic year.
  • 2004 Emerald Management Review's Citation of Excellence, recognizing “Hierarchical Cellular Network Design with Channel Allocation," as one of the top 50 management articles of 2004.
  • 2003 SMU Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Award in Engineering Management, Information, and Systems.