Arnold I. Barnett
George Eastman Professor of Management Science; Professor of Statistics, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D., applied mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Summary of Experience
Arnold Barnett's research specialty is applied mathematical modeling generally focused on problems of health and safety. His early work on homicide was presented to President Ford at the White House, and his analysis of US casualties in Vietnam was, among other things, the subject of a column by William F. Buckley. He has received the President's Award and the Expository Writing Award from INFORMS (1996 and 2001, respectively) and the President's Citation from the Flight Safety Foundation (2002) for “truly outstanding contributions on behalf of safety.” He has written op-ed pieces for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and USA Today. Ten times he has been honored for outstanding teaching by students at MIT's Sloan School of Management; in 1992, Business Week described him as the “best” Sloan School faculty member. Dr. Barnett has testified in many legal proceedings as a statistical expert and an aviation-safety expert.