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First NameGeorge
Middle InitialE.
Last NameApostolakis
Full NameGeorge E. Apostolakis
TaglineCommissioner, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, former Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering and of Engineering Systems

TitleKorea Electric Power Company Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Emeritus
Professor of Engineering Systems, Emeritus
DescriptionDr. Apostolakis holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics from California Institute of Technology. His research interests include methods for probabilistic risk assessment of complex technological systems; risk management involving several stakeholder groups; decision analysis; human reliability models; organizational factors and safety culture; infrastructure security; and risk-informed and performance-based regulation.

Dr. Apostolakis has received several awards and honors, most recently the Tommy Thompson Award, Nuclear Installations Safety Division, American Nuclear Society in 1999.

Dr. Dr. Apostolakis is Editor-in-Chief, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, An International Journal, Elsevier Science Publishers, England; Founder and Secretary, International Association for Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management; Member and Former Chairman, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Member, International Nuclear Technology Commission of the Federal States of Baden-W
First NameNicholas
Middle InitialA.
Last NameAshford
Full NameNicholas A. Ashford
TaglineProfessor of Technology and Policy, Director of MIT Technology and Law Program
First NameKirkor
Middle Initial
Last NameBozgodan
Full NameKirkor Bozgodan
TaglinePrincipal Research Associate, Lean Advancement Initiative
First NameGabriel
Middle InitialR.
Last NameBitran
Full NameGabriel R. Bitran
TaglineNippon Telephone and Telegraph Professor of Management Science
TitleSociety of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management
Professor of Operations Management
DescriptionGabriel Bitran is the Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management and a Professor of Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Bitran is a source for information on the design of service delivery and manufacturing systems. His work addresses topics that include matching the supply and demand in service systems, capacity planning, technology selection, pricing of perishable and seasonal products, and understanding consumer behavior in highly interactive services such as the Internet. He is the former president of the Production and Operations Management Society.

Bitran holds a BS from the University of S
AddressOffice: E62-583
PhoneTel: (617) 253-2652
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First NameJohn
Middle InitialS.
Last NameCarroll
Full NameJohn S. Carroll
TaglineProfessor of Behavioral and Policy Sciences and Engineering Systems, Codirector of Lean Aerospace Initiative
TitleMorris A. Adelman Professor of Management
Professor of Behavioral and Policy Sciences and Engineering Systems
Co-Director, Lean Advancement Initiative

DescriptionDr. John S. Carroll received a B.S. in Physics from MIT and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard. He taught in the Psychology departments of Carnegie-Mellon University and Loyola University of Chicago and was a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business prior to joining the Sloan School faculty in 1983.

Professor Carroll has published four books and numerous articles in several areas of social and organizational psychology. Much of his research has focused on individual and group decision-making, the relationship between cognition and behavior in organizational contexts, and the processes that link individual, group, and organizational learning. Professor Carroll is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society.

Recently, Professor Carroll has conducted research on the promotion of safety in high-hazard industries such as nuclear power, chemical processing, and health care. He is presently focusing on: (1) self-analysis and organizational learning processes including incident reviews, root cause analysis, and corrective action programs and (2) safety culture as supported by leadership, cross-boundary communication, and systems thinking. He recently led a research team funded by the National Science Foundation to work collaboratively with the Sustainability Consortium, a cross-industry grouping of companies working on sustainable business practices (environmental and social sustainability), linked to the Society for Organizational Learning.

Professor Carroll has consulted to several nuclear power utilities on issues of self-analysis of management, operations, and safety culture. He served for four years on an advisory team reporting to the Board of Trustees of Northeast Utilities, the largest electric utility in New England. During this time, the company responded to novel regulatory requirements to demonstrate a safety conscious work environment following allegations of safety violations by employees. He is also advising the Harvard Surgical Simulation Center on several research projects.

Professor Carroll teaches the Team Project course in the MIT Sloan Master's program that requires students to identify and analyze ongoing change initiatives in organizations through interviews, observation, and document search. He also teaches leadership, teams, and decision making in a variety of programs including executive education.
Address100 Main Street
Building E62-318
Cambridge, MA 02142
PhonePhone: 617.253.2617
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