Ed Pohl, professor and head of the department of industrial engineering, was recently named editor of the Journal of the Military Operations Research Society. The journal publishes articles that describe operational research methodologies and theories used in major military and national security applications.
Pohl joined the U of A in 2004. Before coming to Arkansas, he spent 21 years in the United States Air Force, where he held various engineering, operations analysis, and teaching positions. Previously, he served as Deputy Director of the Center for Operations Research at the United States Military Academy; Operations Analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he performed independent cost schedule, performance, and risk assessments on major acquisition programs; and as an ammunition logistics manager at the Air Force Operational Test Center.
Pohl earned his Ph.D. in Systems and Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona. He holds a master’s degree in systems engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in reliability engineering from the University of Arizona, a master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Dayton and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Boston University.
His main research interests are in risk, reliability, engineering optimization, healthcare and supply chain risk analysis, decision making and quality. Pohl is a Certified Professional Engineering Manager. He is a member of IISE, ASEM and SRE. He is a senior member of the IEEE and ASQ, a graduate of the Society of Health Systems, and a member of INCOSE, INFORMS, and AHRMM.
He was also the director of the online Master of Science in Operations Management degree program. He has participated in and led several research efforts related to risk and supply chain at the U of A.
His work is widely published in peer-reviewed publications and he has received numerous awards and honors, both military and academic, including the J. Steinhardt Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Operations Research.