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Cynthia Barnhart

Provost, MIT


Research Interests:

Large-scale optimization, Airlines operations, Transportation operations, planning, and control

She has worked on rebuilding manufacturing capabilities in the U.S. at the federal and state level, serving on the scale up committee of the Obama Administration’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) as well as Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative. She sits on the board of the non-profit, Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, one of the 16 Manufacturing USA innovation institutes.

Research Clusters:


Google Scholar:


Operations Research and Statistics, Air Transportation, Networks and Systems

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