Dr.Robert Judd, Ph.D.
Dr. Judd has been the chair of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering since 2005. He has more than 30 years of experience of academic research and instruction, with 22 years at Ohio University. His interests are in simulation, control of factory systems, and costs estimation. He has been the PI or co-PI on many research projects, totaling several million dollars. These projects have been with industries such as General Electric, Parker Hannifin, Chrysler, BF Goodrich, and Caterpillar. He also has had grants from governmental agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He has published more than 100 papers in respected journals and conferences. Recently, he has been the co-PI on an ongoing project with General Electric. In this project, the team is investigating better methods to estimate the production cost of the new designs of some of General Electric’s major products, such as aircraft engines, gas and steam turbines, and wind turbines. In recognition of these accomplishments, Dr. Judd was named a Russ Professor in 2012.