UMD Professors are co-principal investigators on a project for NASA

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Dr. Lovell

Associate Professor David Lovell, CEE/ISR, and Professor Michael Ball, BMGT/ISR, are co-principal investigators on a new 3-year collaborative research project for NASA entitled “Dynamic, Stochastic Models for Managing Air Traffic Flows.” The University of Maryland is the prime for the project, and other team members include Berkeley, M.I.T., Virginia Tech, and Metron Aviation.

David Lovell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and holds a joint appointment with the Institute for Systems Research, both at the University of Maryland. He has a B.A. in mathematics from Portland State University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He has worked in transportation consulting and was a combat engineer with the U.S. Marine Corps. His research interests include facility design, management, and control; computational and differential geometry; numerical methods; and the probabilistic structure of sports and tournaments.

Michael Ball is the Orkand Professor in the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He also holds a joint appointment within the Institute for Systems Research (ISR) in the Clark School of Engineering. Dr. Ball received a BES in Engineering Science in 1972 and an MSE in Operations Research in 1972 from Johns Hopkins University and a PhD in Operations Research in 1977 from Cornell University. He worked for two years at Bell Laboratories and has had sabbatical appointments at the University of Waterloo and the University of North Carolina. He is former chair of the Decision and Information Technologies Faculty Area within the Robert H. Smith School of Business and former chair of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Systems Research. He is currently Director of Research for the Smith School.

Published October 9, 2006