Accomplished researcher joins ISEN faculty

M_Lawley _1 072514Dr. Mark Lawley, TEES Research Professor, has joined the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISEN). Before coming to Texas A&M, he was a member of the engineering faculty at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana for 17 years. Lawley received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has both academic and industry experience to his credit.

Lawley’s TEES research professor title recognizes his outstanding scholarly accomplishments in research. To date, he has participated in 30 funded grants totaling approximately $6 million. His publications include 60 papers in refereed journals, 50 conference papers, 10 book chapters, and 10 working papers. His research focuses on supervisory control and optimal decision making in large man-made systems with applications in manufacturing, large-scale infrastructure, and healthcare delivery. 

Through his research, Lawley is known for his willingness to engage and work with others inside and outside academia. He believes that the essence of university research and engagement involves mutually beneficial collaborations between those working in industry and those in academics. Further, he believes that many of the most compelling research problems evolve through engagement opportunities.

Some of Lawley’s more recent honors and awards include the Provost Fellow for Engagement, Purdue University; two Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Transactions, Best Applied Paper Awards;  receiving the Purdue University “Seeds for Success” Award twice (given to those receiving a grant in excess of $1M); the James H. Greene Graduate Educator award; being designated the Regenstrief Faculty Scholar; and receiving the Kayamori Best Paper Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Robotics and Automation. He will hold a courtesy appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.

At Texas A&M Lawley will focus his research in healthcare delivery systems.