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About Cameron A. MacKenzie

My research concentrates on using operations research models to study applied problems in risk and decision analysis, with a particular emphasis on large-scale disruptions. I seek to create models to help decision makers allocate resources to better prepare for and respond to disruptions, using simulation, optimization, and dynamic programming. I also develop multi-criteria decision problems to help quantify the benefits and effectiveness of defense programs.


Present Assistant Professor, Iowa State University Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

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Honors and Awards

  • Judith Liebman Award for Outstanding and Sustained Contributions to Student Chapters, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, 2012
  • Best Paper Award, Homeland Security Track, Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Institute for Industrial Engineers, 2012
  • First Place in Engineering at the University of Oklahoma’s Student Research and Performance Day, 2011 and 2012

Contact Information

3029 Black Engineering
2529 Union Dr
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011


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