Susan E. Martonosi

Associate Professor

Global Clinic Director

Department of Mathematics

Harvey Mudd College

301 Platt Blvd.

Claremont, CA 91711

martonosi @ hmc . edu

(909) 607-0481





Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Operations Research Center

Cambridge, MA

Ph.D. 2005


Cornell University (Go Big Red!)

College of Engineering

School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering

Ithaca, NY

B.S. 1999




My research focuses on the application of operations research models and methodology to problems in the public sector. My earlier work developed models for homeland security policy, and in particular, aviation security. More recently, I have



2016. “Multi-year optimization of malaria intervention: a mathematical model” (with H. Dudley, C. J Orellana, A. Goenka). Malaria Journal, 15:133, DOI 10.1186/s12936-016-1182-0.

2016. “Active Learning in ORMS Education.” Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, to appear.

2016. “A Survey of Statistical Capstone Experiences,” (with T. D. Williams). Journal of Statistics Education, to appear.

2016. “Real Clients, Real Problems, Real Data: Client-Driven Statistics Education”, (with T. D. Williams). Mathematics Education: A Spectrum of Work in Mathematical Sciences Departments. J. Dewar, P. Hsu, and H. Pollatsek (eds). Springer.

2016. “Field Experiences in Operations Research.” Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, under review.

2014. “Characteristics of Optimal Solutions to the Sensor Location Problem” (with D. R. Morrison). Annals of Operations Research, DOI 10.1007/s10479-014-1638-y.

2012. “Cooperative Search with Autonomous Vehicles in a 3D Aquatic Testbed” (with M. Keeter, D. Moore, R. Muller, E. Nieters, J. Flenner, A. L. Bertozzi, A. G. Percus, R. Levy). Proceedings of the 2012 American Control Conference.

2012. “Project-Based ORMS Education”.  Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science.

2011. “Dynamic Server Allocation at Parallel Queues”.  IIE Transactions, Vol. 43, No. 12, pp. 863-877.

2011. “Flight Delays at RegionEx” (with A. Farahat).  INFORMS Transactions on Education, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 100-105.

2011. “A New Framework for Network Disruption”, (with D. Altner, M. Ernst, E. Ferme, K. Langsjoen, D. Lindsay, S. Plott, A. S. Ronan).

2009. “Applying Risk Assessment to Secure the Containerized Supply Chain”, (with M. van de Voort, H. Willis and D. S. Ortiz). Managing Risk and Security: The Safeguard of Long-Term Success for Logistics Service Providers. Bern: Haupt Verlag, 2009.

2007.  “Applying Risk Assessment to Secure the Containerized Supply Chain”, (with M. van de Voort, H. Willis and D. S. Ortiz).  Managing Critical Infrastructure Risk, I. Linkov, R. J. Wenning, G. A. Kiker (eds.).  Springer. 

2006. “How Effective Is Security Screening of Airline Passengers?”, (with Arnold I. Barnett). Interfaces Special Issue on Homeland Security. 

2005. “Evaluating the viability of 100 per cent container inspection at America’s ports”, (with Henry Willis and David Ortiz).  The Economic Impacts of Terrorist Attacks,  H. W. Richardson, P. Gordon, J. E. Moore II (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing.

2004. “Terror is in the Air”, (with Arnold I. Barnett). Chance (a journal of the American Statistical Association), (17):2, 22-24.




Between undergraduate and graduate school, I was a volunteer in the United States Peace Corps, teaching high school math in Guinea, West Africa. Click here for some photos/description


At MIT, I was a member of Rambax MIT, a Senegalese sabar drumming ensemble.


I also like to swim, run, play the piano and sing karaoke.