Dr. E. Andrew (Andy) Boyd is a scheduled contributor to the Engines of Our Ingenuity, a nationally syndicated program produced by Houston’s National Public Radio affiliate, KUHF, part of Houston Public Media. He is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at both Texas A&M University and the University of Houston, having spent ten years as a university professor and another ten as Chief Scientist at the analytics firm PROS.
Dr. Boyd received his A.B. with Honors at Oberlin College with majors in mathematics and economics in 1981, and his Ph.D. in Operations Research from MIT in 1987. He was elected an INFORMS Fellow in 2007 and currently serves as Vice President of Marketing, Communications, and Outreach for INFORMS. Dr. Boyd has over 25 scholarly publications to his credit, including papers in Operations Research, Management Science, and Mathematical Programming, among others. He has held numerous research grants from agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the Federal Aviation Administration, has written several technical articles and book chapters, and was part of a 2003 Edelman finalist team for work with Texas Children's Hospital.