Lawrence M. Seiford
Goff Smith Co-Director of the Tauber Institute for Global Operations
Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering
College of Engineering
The University of Michigan
1205 Beal Avenue, room 2731
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2117
Voice: (734) 764-9422
Fax: (734) 764-3451
Lawrence M. Seiford is the Goff Smith Co-Director of the Tauber Institute for Global Operations and Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, he was a Program Director at the National Science Foundation (1997-2000) and was a member of the faculty at the University of Massachusetts, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Kansas, and York University. Professor Seiford’s teaching and research interests are primarily in the areas of quality engineering, productivity analysis, process improvement, multi-criteria decision making, technology assessment, and performance measurement. In addition, he is recognized as one of the world’s experts in the methodology of Data Envelopment Analysis. His current research involves the development of benchmarking models for identifying best-practice in manufacturing and service systems. He has written and co-authored four books and over one hundred articles in the areas of quality, productivity, operations management, process improvement, decision analysis, and decision support systems.
Professor Seiford is past Editor-in-Chief of OMEGA, the International Journal of Management Science and has been or is on the editorial boards of ten scientific journals. He has received the General Electric Outstanding Teaching Award, the CBA Foundation Award for Research Excellence, has been a Lilly Endowment Teaching Fellow, and was awarded the degree Docteur Honoris Causa from the Universite de la Mediterranee, Aix-Marseille II in November, 2000. In 2014 he was awarded the Albert G. Holzman Distinguished Educator Award by the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). He is a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), and a Fellow of the American Society for Quality (ASQ).