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Cynthia Barnhart

Ford Professor of Engineering
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Systems
Director, Transportation@MIT
Associate Dean, MIT School of Engineering 

Dr. Barnhart holds a Ph.D. from MIT, which she received in 1988. Her research interests include mathematical programming models and large-scale optimization approaches for transportation and logistics systems; and service network design and operations planning for scheduled transportation systems.

Dr. Barnhart’s teaching interests have focused on the development and application of optimization models and algorithms to the design, management and operation of transportation systems. Two of her most recently taught subjects are: Aviation Operations Research and Transportation Systems Analysis. She has published extensively in academic and professional journals.

Dr. Barnhart is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and has served at MIT as co-director of the Operations Research Center, as co-director of the Center for Transportation and Logistics, and as director of Transportation@MIT.

Related News:

Professor Cynthia Barnhart elected to National Academy of Engineering The MIT Tech – February 19, 2010

Cynthia Barnhart talks about new MIT and National Research Foundation of Singapore urban transportation project, MIT News Office – October 28, 2009

Cynthia Barnhart quoted in article on stackable CityCars “MIT inching closer to making CityCars a reality on wheels” The Boston Globe – March 8, 2008

Prof. Barnhart named president of INFORMS – February 28, 2008

Barnhart named associate dean for School of Engineering – August 30, 2007

Cynthia Barnhart

Contact info:

Cynthia Barnhart
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Building 1-206
Cambridge, MA 02139

Phone: 617.253.3815
Email to: cbarnhar "at"

Support Staff:

Name: Maria Mariangiello
Phone: 617.253.8012


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