Carnegie Mellon University

Alfred Blumstein

Alfred Blumstein

J. Erik Jonsson University Professor of Urban Systems and Operations Research, The Heinz College; Professor, Engineering and Public Policy, Heinz College


Professor Blumstein was a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Research on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice from its founding in 1975 until 1986. He served as Chairman of that committee between 1979 and 1984, and has chaired the committee's Panels on Research on Deterrent and Incapacitative Effects, on Sentencing Research, and on Research on Criminal Careers.

Professor Blumstein was President of the Operations Research Society of America in 1977-78, and was awarded its Kimball Medal "for service to the profession and the society" in 1985. He was President of The Institute of Management Sciences (TIMS) during 1987-88. In 1999, he became President-Elect of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). Professor Blumstein is a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology, was the 1987 recipient of the Society's Sutherland Award for research contributions, and was President in 1991-92. Professor Blumstein is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.