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Herrmann, Jeffrey

Herrmann, Jeffrey

Professor
Faculty member, Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation (AMSC) Program
Director, Graduate Program in Reliability Engineering
Director of Education Programs, ISR
Mechanical Engineering
The Institute for Systems Research
Center for Risk and Reliability
Maryland Robotics Center
0151B Glenn L. Martin Hall
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Dr. Herrmann earned his B.S. in applied mathematics from Georgia Institute of Technology and was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow from 1990 to 1993. He received his Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Florida. His dissertation investigated production scheduling problems motivated by semiconductor manufacturing. He held a post-doctoral research position in the Institute for Systems Research from 1993 to 1995.

He has worked on applied research projects supported by NSF, NIST, ONR, the Semiconductor Research Corporation, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space, Harris Semiconductor, Northrop Grumman Electronic Sensors and Systems Division, Black & Decker, and other manufacturers in the state of Maryland.

His publications cover topics in production scheduling, engineering design, and operations research for public health preparedness. His current research interests include operations research for homeland security and emergency preparedness and health care systems engineering.

Dr. Herrmann won the 2003 Society of Manufacturing Engineers Jiri Tlusty Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award.

Honors and Awards 

Professional society awards

IIE/Joint Publishers Book of the Year Award, Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2016

for the book Engineering Decision Making and Risk Management

Young faculty awards

Society of Manufacturing Engineers Jiri Tlusty Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, 2003

Education

Ph.D., University of Florida, 1993

 

Dr. Herrmann's research aims to understand, model and improve decision making. Projects include decision making in product development, safe and efficient UAS operations, emergency preparedness and health care systems, manufacturing process planning and design, production planning and scheduling, manufacturing system design, simulation of manufacturing systems, manufacturing operations and processes.


  • ENME 426: Production Management
  • ENME 607 / ENRE 671: Engineering Decision Making and Risk Management

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2016

2015

Herrmann, Jeffrey W., Engineering Decision Making and Risk Management, John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey, 2015.

2014

2013

  • Abbey, Rachel L., Katherine A. Aaby, and J.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 J.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.

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UMD developing COVID-19 decision making tools for higher education officials

NSF funding will lead to new risk management models for safe and effective reopening

Public health planners: Free resources for emergency health clinics

Downloadable software developed by Herrmann and colleagues aids in planning clinic design, surges, vaccination allocation and alternative care sites.

Student Spotlight: Greg Lancaster

Meet Greg, who is passionate about how engineering products can improve peoples' lives.

Rudnick-Cohen awarded Outstanding Systems Engineering Student Award

Dr. Eliot Rudnick-Cohen is awarded top student award for his contributions as a student.

UMD workshop examines risks related to new transportation technology

Key concerns include vehice safety, software reliabillity, and cybersecurity.