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Mark Hillier

Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods
Evert McCabe Faculty Fellow

Mark S. Hillier is associate professor and Evert McCabe Fellow of Management Science in the Business School at the University of Washington. Dr. Hillier received his BS in engineering (plus a concentration in computer science) from Swarthmore College, MS with distinction in operations research and PhD in industrial engineering and engineering management from Stanford University. As an undergraduate, he won the McCabe Award for ranking first in his engineering class, won election to Phi Betta Kappa based on his work in mathematics, set school records on the men's swim team, and was awarded two national fellowships (National Science Foundation and Tau Beta Pi) for graduate study. As a graduate student, he taught a PhD-level seminar in operations management at Stanford and won a national prize for work based on his PhD dissertation. At the University of Washington, he teaches courses in management science and spreadsheet modeling. He has won several MBA teaching awards for his MBA core course in decision support models and for his elective course in spreadsheet modeling, and a university-wide teaching award for his work in teaching undergraduate classes in operations management. His research interests include issues in component commonality, inventory, manufacturing, and the design of production systems. He has published numerous articles in journals such as Operations Research, IIE Transactions, Europearn Journal of Operational Research, and Naval Research Logistics. A recent paper on component commonality won an award in IIE Transactions for best paper of 2000-2001.



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