Professor, Operations Management/Decision Analytics; Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Skorin-Kapov is a tenured Professor of Operations Research, with a quite diverse educational background, with three PhDs: in Operations Research, in Philosophy, and in Art History and Criticism. Her work in Operations Research incudes applications of discrete optimization to network design, manufacturing design, scheduling, and location and layout. She develops algorithms (heuristic search and learning, and polynomial algorithms for special cases) for difficult decision problems arising in engineering and business areas. Dr. Skorin-Kapov is the author or the coauthor of about 70 refereed publications in the field of Operations Research, and a recipient of a number of grants, including five National Science Foundation awards.
Dr. Skorin-Kapov’s research in philosophy is in the area of Continental Philosophy, especially aesthetics and the phenomenology of surprise. The diversity of her academic interests has underlined her understanding of the notions of surprise and irreducible newness, and her forthcoming publication is the book The Aesthetics of Desire and Surprise: Phenomenology and Speculation (Lexington Books, 2015).
Dr. Skorin-Kapov’s research in art history concerns the filmic art and her forthcoming book is Darren Aronofsky’s films and the Fragility of Hope (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015).
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