Edward H. Kaplan

William N. and Marie A. Beach Professor of Operations Research, Professor of Public Health & Professor of Engineering

Edward H. Kaplan

Professor Kaplan's research has been reported on the front pages of the New York Times and the Jerusalem Post, editorialized in the Wall Street Journal, recognized by the New York Times Magazine's Year in Ideas, and discussed in many other major media outlets. The author of more than 125 research articles, Professor Kaplan received both the Lanchester Prize and the Edelman Award, two top honors in the operations research field, among many other awards. An elected member of both the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academies, he has also twice received the prestigious Lady Davis Visiting Professorship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he has investigated AIDS policy issues facing the State of Israel. Kaplan’s current research focuses on the application of operations research to problems in counterterrorism and homeland security.

Community Profile

Probability is the fundamental language for understanding uncertainty.

Education

  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984
  • SM (Statistics), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982
  • SM (Operations Research), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979
  • MCP, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979
  • BA, McGill University, 1977

Courses

Policy Modeling
MGT 611
Mathletics: Modeling Through Sports
MGT 817

Publications

Selected Books

E. H. Kaplan and R. Brookmeyer
Yale University Press
2002
M. S. Ruiz, A. R. Gable, E. H. Kaplan, M. A. Stoto, H. V. Fineberg and J. Trussell
National Academies Press
2000
E. H. Kaplan and M. L. Brandeau
Raven Press
1994

Selected Articles

E. Kaplan
Socio-Economic Planning Sciences
2013
E. H. Kaplan
Studies in Conflict & Terrorism
2012
E. H. Kaplan and J. S. Feinstein
Military Operations Research
2012
E. H. Kaplan, B. Fischhoff and C. Chauvin
Intelligence Analysis: Behavioral and Social Scientific Foundations, The National Academies Press, Washington, DC
2011
J. S. Feinstein and E. H. Kaplan
Public Choice
2011

Achievements

Koopman Prize
INFORMS
2002, 2005, 2011
Expository Writing Award
INFORMS
2010
Philip McCord Morse Lectureship
INFORMS
2009
Charles C. Shepard Science Award
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2009
Fellow Award
INFORMS
2005
Elected to the Institute of Medicine
2004
Elected to the Technion Board of Governors
2004
Elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
2004
Elected to the Academy of Engineering
2003
President's Award
INFORMS
2002
Induction to Omega Rho Operations Research Honor Society
INFORMS
2000
Ira V. Hiscock Award
Connecticut Public Health Association
1997
Lanchester Prize
INFORMS
1994
Franz Edelman Award
INFORMS
1992
State of Connecticut AIDS Leadership Award
1991
Yale SOM Teaching Award
SOM Alumni Association
1991
New Haven Foundation Ivy Award
1991
Goodwin Medal for Conspicuously Effective Teaching by a Graduate Student
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1983

Boards

  • Intelligence Community Associates Program
  • National Research Council Committee On Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture
  • National Research Council Committee on Improving Intelligence Analysis for National Security
  • National Research Council Committee on Countering the Threat of Improvised Explosive Devices
  • Institute of Medicine Committee on HIV Prevention Strategies