Associate professor of Integrated Systems Engineering at The Ohio State University
Ph.D. at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), M.S. in physics from UCLA, and my A.B. (physics) from Princeton
What I do at OSU
years university R&D
- 70+ refereed publications
- Associate editor of Computers & Industrial Engineering (IF: 5.4)
of six teaching awards and two best paper prizes
Chaired 25+ Ph.D. committees
PI on approx. $5M in analytics-related research
Member of the MIT Election Science Laboratory
Author of two textbooks (one in 3rd edition)
Technologies and Domains
Our technologies all relate to using data or even Big Data to help make decisions. Usually, Big data is not big enough
because there is little information about new options that have not been tried. We make ways to help fill in the blanks.
Like many in ASQ, INFORMS, IIE, and AmStat, I feel passionately about the role of data and methodical approaches in improving
It has been said that Boeing planes could not achieve their quality levels without
improved methods for decision-making. It seems likely that similar improvements in other systems will unavoidably require
new methods for decision-making.
- Dang, Singh, and Allen (2021) Network Mode
Optimization for the DHL Supply Chain, Informs Journal of Applied Analytics. Perhaps $200M in officially documented savings.
- Patterson,…,Allen,… (2021) Perceptually Discriminating the Highest Priority Alarms Reduces
Response Time: A Retrospective Pre-Post Study at Four Hospitals, Human Factors. Major cuts in key alarm response times likely
- Yang, M., T. T. Allen, M. Fry, and D. Kelton (2013). The Call for
Equity: Simulation-Optimization Models to Minimize the Range of Waiting Times. IIE Transactions, 45, 1–15. Partly documenting
our case studies in which millions experience shorter waiting times in voting.
T. T., S. Tseng, K. S., M. A. Megimose-McClay (2010). Improving the Hospital Discharge Process with Six Sigma Methods. Quality
Engineering, 22, 1-8. We contributed to an approximately half hour reduction in the discharge times for a community hospital
while improving the chart quality.
- Numerous case studies including major savings
at manufacturers in the lean six sigma textbook.