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BARNHART, Cynthia

Elected to the Board by the self-perpetuating board August 1, 2014. Term expires March 2020. Born in West Point, New York. Educated at UVM, BS, Civil Engineering, 1981; MIT, SM, Transportation 1985; MIT, PhD, Civil Engineering (Transportation and Operations Research), 1988. Professor Barnhart, a Ford Professor of Engineering, serves as Chancellor and as Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Operations Research at MIT. Former occupations include Professor, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; Interim and Associate Dean of Engineering, MIT; Director, Transportation@MIT; Co-Director, Operations Research Center, MIT; and Co-director, Center for Transportation and Logistics, MIT. Former UVM affiliations include Member, Advisory Board, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Member, Advisory Board, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. Currently serves as Elected Member, National Academy of Engineering; Fellow, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences; Elected Member, Board of Trustees, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Formerly served as President, INFORM's Forum on Women in Operations Research and Management Sciences; Chair, Peer Review Committee, National Academy of Engineering; President-elect/President/Past-President, INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society; Member, National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering Advisory Committee; President Elect/President/Past-President, INFORMS; Founding member, Sloan Foundation Industry Studies Association. Professor Barnhart has been awarded numerous prizes including the Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation, the INFORMS First Prize Award for Best Paper in Transportation Science & Logistics, and the INFORMS award for the Advancement of Women in Operations Research and Management Science. Married to Mark Baribeau (UVM, 1981); 2 children, Olivia Anne and Julia Sophia.

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