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Herrmann, Jeffrey Ph.D.

Jeffrey Hermann
Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Systems Research
Academic Director, QUEST Honors Program
0151B Glenn L. Martin Hall

Research Interests 

  • Public health emergency preparedness
  • Production scheduling
  • Engineering design decision-making


  • Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1993

Honors and Awards 

  • 2013: Society for Health Systems Diplomate
  • 2009: IEST Maurice Simpson Technical Editors Award (with Timothy Hoy)
  • 2008: The Daily Record's Innovator of the Year Award
  • 2005 NACo Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties
  • 2003 Society of Manufacturing Engineers Jiri Tlusty Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award
  • 2002 University of Maryland Pi Tau Sigma Appreciation Award

Professional Memberships 

  • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
  • Society for Health Systems (SHS)

Selected Publications 



  • Abbey, Rachel L., Katherine A. Aaby, and Jeffrey W. Herrmann, "Planning and Managing Mass Prophylaxis Clinic Operations", in Handbook of Healthcare Operations Management, Brian T. Denton, editor, Springer, New York, 2013.
  • Leber, Dennis D., and Jeffrey W. Herrmann, "Decision Analysis Methods for Selecting Consumer Services with Attribute Value Uncertainty", in Risk Assessment and Evaluation of Predictions, M.-L. T. Lee, M. Gail, R. Pfeiffer, G. Satten, T. Cai, and A. Gandy, editors, Lecture Notes in Statistics, Volume 210, pages 405-424, Springer, New York, 2013.




  • Herrmann, J.W., “The Perspectives of Taylor, Gantt, and Johnson: How to Improve Production Scheduling,” International Journal of Operations and Quality Management, Volume 16, Number 3, pages 243-254, September, 2010.
  • Herrmann, J.W., “Progressive Design Processes and Bounded Rational Designers,” Journal of Mechanical Design, Volume 132, Issue 8, 081005, August 2010 (8 pages).


  • Karimian, Peyman, and J.W. Herrmann, "Separating Design Optimization Problems to form Decision-Based Design Processes", Journal of Mechanical Design, Volume 131, Issue 1, 011007 (8 pages), January 2009.
  • Aughenbaugh, Jason M., and Jeffrey W. Herrmann, "Reliability-Based Decision-Making: A Comparison of Statistical Approaches,"Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice, Volume 3, Number 1, pages 289-304, March 2009.
  • Herrmann, J.W., "Design Optimization with Imprecise Random Variables," 2009 SAE World Congress, Detroit, Michigan, April 20-23, 2009.
  • Aughenbaugh, Jason M., and Jeffrey W. Herrmann, "Information Management for Estimating System Reliability using Imprecise Probabilities and Precise Bayesian Updating," International Journal of Reliability and Safety, Volume 3, Numbers 1/2/3, pages 35-56, 2009.


  • Aughenbaugh, Jason M., and Jeffrey W. Herrmann, "A Comparison of Statistical Approaches for Assessing Reliability,"International Journal of Reliability and Safety, Volume 2, Number 4, pages 265-285, 2008.
  • Herrmann, Jeffrey W.," Disseminating Emergency Preparedness Planning Models as Automatically Generated Custom Spreadsheets," Interfaces, Volume 38, Number 4, pages 263-270, 2008.
  • Hoy, Timothy W., and Jeffrey W. Herrmann, "Optimal utilization of test facilities to replicate operational environments," Journal of the IEST, Volume 51, Number 2, pages 10-19, 2008.
  • Chincholkar, Mandar, and Jeffrey W. Herrmann, "Estimating manufacturing cycle time and throughput in flow shops with process drift and inspection," International Journal of Production Research, Volume 46, Issue 24 December 2008 , pages 7057 - 7072.