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MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Faculty
Amedeo R. Odoni

Amedeo R. Odoni

CURRENT POSITION:  Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

ADDRESS:  Room 33-219, MIT, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139. Office telephone: +1-617-253-7439; email:

BIRTH DATE: May 1, 1943
BIRTH PLACE: Athens, Greece

S.B. June 1965, MIT, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
S.M.  January 1967,MIT, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Ph.D. September 1969, MIT, Operations Research

Professor, MIT (Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering) 1981-present
Lead Principal Investigator, Future Urban Mobility Program, SMART 2010-present
Co-Director, Global Airline Industry Program at MIT, 1999-2010
Co-Director, U.S. National Center of Excellence in Aviation Operations Research,  1996-2002
Head, Systems Division, Aeronautics and Astronautics Departmen,1991-1996
Co-Director, MIT Statistics Center, 1990-1991
Co-Director, MIT Operations Research Center, 1986-1991
Professor, MIT (Aeronautics & Astronautics Department), 1980-1981
Associate Professor, MIT (Aeronautics & Astronautics Department), 1974-1980
Assistant Professor, MIT (Aeronautics & Astronautics Department), 1971-1973
Assistant Professor, MIT (Civil Engineering Department), 1969-1970
Visiting Professor, Athens Univ. of Economics and Business (2001),
University of Padova (1985, 1993, 2003-2005), Polytechnic of Milan (1993),
National Technical Univ. of Athens (1976)

Methodology: Operations research; applied probability theory; queuing theory; probabilistic combinatorial optimization; risk analysis.
Applications: Air transportation; airport planning and design; air traffic management; modeling of airside and landside airport processes; demand management in air transportation; urban service systems; mobility-on-demand.

Current Subjects Taught at MIT (all at Post-Graduate Level): 

  • Airport Systems: Planning, Design, and Management

  • Transportation Systems Analysis

  • The Global Airline Industry

  • Logistical and Transportation Planning Methods


  • Elected Member, National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

  • Fellow, Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)

  • Honorary Ph.D. (Doctorate honoris causa), Athens University of Economics and Business

  • Robert F. Herman Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Transportation Science, Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)

  • T. Wilson Professor, MIT (Endowed Chair)

  • Singapore Research Professor of Transportation Systems, MIT (Endowed Chair)

  • Editor-in-Chief, Transportation Science

  • U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Award for Excellence in Aviation Education

  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising, MIT School of Engineering

  • Maseeh Excellence in Teaching Award, MIT Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • MIT Graduate Student Council Award for Excellence in Teaching (twice)

  • Honorary Member of AGIFORS (one of initial four Honorary Members)

  • Supervisor of four Ph.D. dissertations winning first prize in annual International Dissertation Competition of Transportation Science Section of INFORMS and of two dissertations winning honorable mention in the same competition

  • Fulbright Scholar


  • Currently member of Editorial Boards of: Transportation Science and Maritime Policy and Management.

  • Served as Editor-in-Chief, Transportation Science (1986-1991) and Associate Editor of Operations Research, Transportation Research C, Journal of Aircraft, Air Traffic Control Quarterly, Interfaces and Reliability Engineering and System Safety.

Numerous consulting assignments with Civil Aviation Authorities and at major international airports (Amsterdam, Athens, Bologna, Boston, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Milan, Munich, New Delhi, New York, Pisa, Stockholm, Sydney) in projects ranging from development of national aviation policies to the design of advanced air traffic management systems to the planning and implementation of specific airport facilities.

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