Senior Design Faculty

September 30th, 2022

Several EMIS faculty members teach EMIS’ Senior Design course:

  • Spring 2022: Drs. Richard Barr and Eli Olinick

Dick Barr (B.S.E.E., M.B.A, Ph.D. Operations Research, U. Texas at Austin) is an Associate Professor of the Operations Research and Engineering Management department at Southern Methodist University’s Lyle School of Engineering, Dallas, Texas. Dr. Barr’s research interests include large-scale optimization, network software for telecommunications and logistics, benchmarking models, quantum optimization, prescriptive analytics, and optimization-based data mining. His business background includes the establishment of several start-up companies, venture capital funding, and a consulting practice whose client list includes CONRAIL, Coopers & Lybrand, Cray Research, E-Systems, General Motors, The Heritage Foundation, IBM, Peat Marwick Main & Co., Raytheon, The Tax Foundation, Texas Instruments, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Health and Human Services, Interior, and Treasury. He has managed over 130 senior design projects involving 300+ students. Contact:  or 214-768-1772

Eli Olinick is an Associate Professor in the Department of Operations Research and Engineering Management at Southern Methodist University. Dr. Olinick completed his B.S. in Applied Mathematics at Brown University and earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at the University of California at Berkeley in 1994 and 1999, respectively. His research interests are in applied optimization-especially network design problems. He is the President of the INFORMS Technical Section on Telecommunications. Contact:  or  214-768-3092

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