Peter Jackson, Ph.D

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Peter Jackson, Ph.D


Peter Jackson, Ph.D

Professor Peter Jackson is a member of the faculty of the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering at Cornell University where serves as Director of Graduate Studies for, and a former Director of, the Systems Engineering Program within the College of Engineering. Peter is an Associate Partner at Cayuga Partners and was recently named head of the Engineering and Systems Design Program at Singapore University of Technology and Design. Peter is an Academic Advisor to Merit's Supply Chain Leadership curriculum.


Peter received a B.A. in Economics with Mathematics from the University of Western Ontario, and a M.Sc. in Statistics and Ph.D. in Operations Research from Stanford University. Peter's research interests include planning and scheduling for integrated production, transportation and inventory management systems, supply chain management and business modeling and data analysis. Typically, his research involves modeling a stochastic system, developing analytic approximations of the system performance, validating the approximations with simulation, and, finally, developing custom techniques to optimize the system performance.


Peter has consulted with many companies in these areas, including AGCO, Cleveland Clinic, ClickCommerce (Xelus), Clopay Building Products, Eaton Aeroquip, International Flavors and Fragrances, General Motors, Nissan, Quaker Oats, Servigistics and the Weill Cornell Medical College. He is the recipient of a General Motors R & D "Most Valuable Colleague" Innovation award for designing a business process to optimize retail inventories.


Peter is also active in educational curriculum development for operations research and systems engineering, manufacturing system design and management. He is the recipient of several awards for curriculum innovation in addition to numerous student-voted awards for teaching excellence. He is the author of an introductory textbook to systems engineering, Getting Design Right: A Systems Approach (2009).


He has been published in several academic journals, including IIE Transactions, Journal of Manufacturing and Operations Management, Management Science, Mathematical Programming, Mathematics of Operations Research, Naval Research Logistics Quarterly, and Operations Research.