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Herrmann, Jeffrey

Herrmann, Jeffrey

Faculty member, Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation (AMSC) Program
Director, Graduate Program in Reliability Engineering
Director of Education Programs, ISR
Mechanical Engineering
The Institute for Systems Research
Center for Risk and Reliability
Maryland Robotics Center
0151B Glenn L. Martin Hall

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


Ph.D., University of Florida, 1993


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.

  • ENME 426: Production Management
  • ENME 607 / ENRE 671: Engineering Decision Making and Risk Management





Herrmann, Jeffrey W., Engineering Decision Making and Risk Management, John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey, 2015.



  • Abbey, Rachel L., Katherine A. Aaby, and J.W. Herrmann, Planning and Managing Mass Prophylaxis Clinic Operations, in Handbook of Healthcare Operations Management, Brian T. Denton, editor, Springer, New York, 2013.
  • Leber, Dennis D., and J.W. Herrmann, Decision Analysis Methods for Selecting Consumer Services with Attribute Value Uncertainty, in Risk Assessment and Evaluation of Predictions, M.-L. T. Lee, M. Gail, R. Pfeiffer, G. Satten, T. Cai, and A. Gandy, editors, Lecture Notes in Statistics, Volume 210, pages 405-424, Springer, New York, 2013.






UMD, UMBC, ARL Announce Cooperative Agreement to Accelerate AI, Autonomy in Complex Environments

The agreement leverages Maryland's national leadership in engineering, robotics, computer science, operations research, modeling and simulation, and cybersecurity.

With MIPS funding, Herrmann and Azarm developing algorithm for ice forecasting app

Work will help route ice-sensing UAV fleets to problematic roads; take weather conditions into account.

Herrmann helping UMMS design and refine vaccination clinics

Operations research expert is building predictive mathematical models that will aid clinic planning teams with their decision making.

UMD developing COVID-19 decision making tools for colleges

NSF funding will lead to new risk management models for safe and effective reopening

Public health planners: Free resources for emergency health clinics

Downloadable software developed by Herrmann and colleagues aids in planning clinic design, surges, vaccination allocation and alternative care sites.

UMD workshop examines risks related to new transportation technology

Key concerns include vehice safety, software reliabillity, and cybersecurity.

UMD Research Empowers Leaner Bus Systems for Schools

Created for the Howard County Public School System in Maryland, UMD's bus system optimization tool is potentially applicable to most school systems

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."

Two Mechanical Engineering Professors Named PROMISE Mentors

Professors Bruck and Herrmann nominated as AGEP PROMISE Outstanding Faculty Mentors.

Herrmann Promoted to Professor

Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Jeffrey Herrmann promoted to Professor.

Herrmann Publishes New Book, Engineering Decision Making and Risk Management

Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Jeffrey Herrmann publishes new book, Engineering Decision Making and Risk Management.

Herrmann named SHS Diplomate

Society for Health Systems (IIE) bestows honor "for contributions to healthcare operations research."

Herrmann's Work Used at Vaccination Drill

UM tests its flu preparedness with help of Jeffrey Herrmann's clinic model.

Herrmann Develops Software for H1N1 Vaccinations

Modeling program to assist public health officials in fight against swine flu.

Herrmann Receives 'Innovator of the Year' Award

His Clinic Planning Model Generator is used by public health departments across the country.

Herrmann Develops Public Health Blog

Blog by Clark School associate professor supports public health emergency preparedness officials.

Herrmann Joins QUEST as Associate Director

ME/ISR associate professor joins honors fellows program July 1.

Flu Clinic Software Required by CDC

Herrmann's groundbreaking mass vaccination model to be used nationally.

Herrmann edits new production scheduling book

New text concentrates on improving real-world production scheduling in industrial settings.

Free Planning Software Developed for Vaccination Clinics

Prof. Jeffrey Herrmann has developed free software to help emergency responders run effective vaccination clinics.