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Herrmann, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Herrmann
0151B Glenn L. Martin Hall

Research Interests 

Dr. Herrmann's research aims to understand, model and improve decision making. Projects include decision making in product development, safe and efficient UAS operations, emergency preparedness and health care systems, manufacturing process planning and design, production planning and scheduling, manufacturing system design, simulation of manufacturing systems, manufacturing operations and processes



Dr. Herrmann earned his B.S. in applied mathematics from Georgia Institute of Technology and was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow from 1990 to 1993. He received his Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Florida. His dissertation investigated production scheduling problems motivated by semiconductor manufacturing. He held a post-doctoral research position in the Institute for Systems Research from 1993 to 1995.

He has worked on applied research projects supported by NSF, NIST, ONR, the Semiconductor Research Corporation, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space, Harris Semiconductor, Northrop Grumman Electronic Sensors and Systems Division, Black & Decker, and other manufacturers in the state of Maryland.

His publications cover topics in production scheduling, engineering design, and operations research for public health preparedness. His current research interests include operations research for homeland security and emergency preparedness and health care systems engineering.

Dr. Herrmann won the 2003 Society of Manufacturing Engineers Jiri Tlusty Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award.

Honors and Awards 

Professional society awards
IIE/Joint Publishers Book of the Year Award, Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2016
for the book Engineering Decision Making and Risk Management

Young faculty awards
Society of Manufacturing Engineers Jiri Tlusty Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, 2003

Related News 

UMD workshop examines risks related to new transportation technology
Key concerns include vehice safety, software reliabillity, and cybersecurity. April 25, 2019

Clark School team wins AFRL funding for swarm autonomy planning and metareasoning
The researchers will develop and evaluate hybrid centralized and decentralized multi-agent task allocation methods. December 11, 2018

ISR remembers George Reynolds
The longtime Northrop Grumman friend of ISR has passed away at age 73. August 1, 2018

Herrmann to lead 'Design Innovations' stream for UMD's first-year 'FIRE' program
Students will study how designers work on systems design problems. June 16, 2016

Herrmann wins IIE book award for Engineering Decision Making and Risk Management
The award is given for "an outstanding published book that focuses on a facet of industrial engineering, improves education, or furthers the profession." April 4, 2016

Two Mechanical Engineering Professors Named PROMISE Mentors
Professors Bruck and Herrmann nominated as AGEP PROMISE Outstanding Faculty Mentors. September 3, 2015

Jeffrey Herrmann promoted to full professor
Herrmann is known for his work applying operations research to engineering decision-making systems, manufacturing and public health preparedness. April 17, 2015

New book by Jeffrey Herrmann: Engineering Decision Making and Risk Management
The book emphasizes practical issues and examples of decision making. April 9, 2015

Herrmann receives NSF grant for problem decomposition in facility design
Herrmann will conduct fundamental research into how teams of engineers solve medical and factory facility design problems. July 8, 2014

ENES 489P students participate in systems engineering design conference
"Solar Powered Campus Lighting" team wins top prize awarded by ManTech International Corp. December 18, 2013

Herrmann named SHS Diplomate
Society for Health Systems (IIE) bestows honor "for contributions to healthcare operations research." December 17, 2013

Jeffrey Herrmann co-chairs Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference
ISERC is the premier research conference of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. May 25, 2012

Jeffrey Herrmann gives presentation to Institute on Medicine committee
Clinic planning expert spoke about new models of emergency public health preparedness. April 1, 2011

ISR organizing interdisciplinary student group
Group will give graduate students opportunity for camaraderie and learning. March 11, 2010

Graduate student William Herring wins SHS best graduate paper prize
Herring honored for his work on surgery scheduling. February 1, 2010

Herrmann talks to Infection Control Today about mass vaccination clinics
Clinic drills will help public health officials prepare for future emergencies. November 1, 2009

Graduate student William Herring honored by INFORMS health applications section
Student noted for paper on single-day surgery scheduling. October 26, 2009

Herrmann's clinic model used at UMD mass vaccination drill
University tests its preparedness for large-scale outbreaks. October 16, 2009

Herrmann group develops Vaccine Allocation Model v.1.4
Tool will aid public health officials in mass vaccinations against the H1N1 (swine) flu. July 17, 2009

Texas public health officials find eMedCheck cuts screening time in half
Software tool developed by Jeffrey Hermann's research team used in mass vaccination clinic. June 26, 2009

Herrmann interviewed for WTOP news radio
National Academy of Engineering's Randy Atkins talks with the professor about planning for mass vaccination clinics. May 12, 2009

Herrmann's Clinic Planning Model Generator software mentioned in swine flu article
MIT's Technology Review web site talks about how technology could aid in treating the disease. April 30, 2009

Herrmann, Hoy win IEST Maurice Simpson Award
The pair is honored for their paper on optimal utilization of test facilities to replicate operational environments. February 24, 2009

FederalNewsRadio covers ISR Systems Seminar on the Air Force tanker selection process
Reporter Max Cacas interviews Jeffrey Herrmann and GAO's Michael Golden. February 19, 2009

Jeffrey Herrmann named IIE Transactions departmental editor
He will edit homeland security section for the journal's "focused issue." January 5, 2009

Herrmann Receives 'Innovator of the Year' Award
His Clinic Planning Model Generator is used by public health departments across the country. August 22, 2008

REU students spending summer in research
The 12 undergraduate students are participating in NSF's Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. June 3, 2008

'eMedCheck' Aids Public Health Workers in Dispensing Antibiotics
Herrmann team develops PDA software for emergency situations. May 6, 2008

Herrmann develops public health emergency preparedness blog
Planners and researchers can share information about public health emergency preparedness and modeling. November 9, 2007

New Clinic Surge Planning Model software released
The model is designed for short-duration, high-volume clinics. August 21, 2007

Herrmann Joins QUEST Honors Fellows Program as Associate Director
Multidisciplinary experience enhances undergraduate experience at College Park campus. June 29, 2007

Herrmann tapes video for Centers for Disease Control
Segment highlights his work with mass dispensing/vaccination clinics. June 4, 2007

Grad student Sean Gahagan wins best paper award
Student of Jeffrey Herrmann will present his paper at Institute of Industrial Engineers conference in May. January 25, 2007

New ISR Systems Solutions available online
Latest ISR newsletter highlights 20 years of research achievements August 21, 2006

Flu Clinic Software Required by CDC
Herrmann's groundbreaking mass vaccination model to be used nationally. July 12, 2006

Herrmann new associate editor of ASME journal
Journal of Mechanical Design names ISR faculty member to post July 12, 2006

Twelve REU students welcomed
Summer experience gives undergrads the opportunity to work with ISR researchers June 5, 2006

Herrmann edits new production scheduling book
Associate Professor Jeffrey Herrmann(ME/ISR) is the editor of a new book, Handbook of Production Scheduling, published by Springer. May 4, 2006

Herrmann receives NACo Award
Associate Professor Jeffrey Herrmann (ME/ISR) received the NACo Achievement Award for his leadership in mass vaccination clinic operations. April 6, 2006

Herrmann speaks to IBM TJ Watson Research Center
ISR professor talks about mass vaccination clinic work February 3, 2006

Herrmann's mass vaccination clinic research covered extensively in the media
Print, broadcast and web reporters tie research to clinics for flu season, possible epidemics November 15, 2005

Herrmann's clinic planning software available for free download
Easy-to-use spreadsheet helps health officials plan for mass vaccination, other emergency clinics September 4, 2005

Fitzgerald wins ASME/NSF Design Essay Competition
Grad student is advised by Herrmann and Schmidt August 9, 2005

Herrmann's clinic model research lauded by NACCHO
Association for health officials highlights work in newsletter June 7, 2005

Two grad students awarded ARCS Scholarships
Brian Morgan and Daniel Fitzgerald are both talented researchers April 6, 2005

Herrmann team conducts research at TOPOFF 3
Time study will help organizers of mass dispensing clinics during disasters March 3, 2005

Daniel Fitzgerald wins ARCS Scholarship
ISR grad student helps develop design for environment process for Black & Decker. January 16, 2005

Jeffrey Herrmann, students assist in mass vaccination drill
July 2004—ISR associate professor and Research Experiences for Undergraduates students use timestamps to track congestion and flow at mock clinic. July 6, 2004

Herrmann, Schmidt and Sandborn awarded NSF PREMISE grant
Research will apply decision production systems to improve environmentally responsible product development August 1, 2002

Admaitis, Herrmann, Schmidt and Walsh receive tenure
The four ISR faculty members were also promoted to associate professor status May 9, 2001

ISR awarded grant for combined research and curriculum development in systems engineering
Faculty team to develop, widely disseminate, and evaluate an information-centric systems engineering curriculum November 8, 2000