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Russell R. Barton studied at Princeton University under an RCA Merit Scholarship, receiving a B.S.E.E. with honors in 1973. While an undergraduate, he studied the feasibility of electric cars powered by conventional lead-acid batteries, and conducted electric vehicle tests for ESB. He received Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Operations Research from Cornell University in 1975 and 1978, respectively. From 1975 to 1978 he worked as a consultant on operations research problems for the Departments of Justice, Transportation, Labor, and the Army. His doctoral thesis was a study of statistical failure rate techniques applied to the analysis of exoffender behavior. In 1978, he joined RCA Laboratories where he has worked on a variety of projects, including VideoDisc testing, satellite reliability analysis, organizational effectiveness, and decomposition solutions for large network problems. Dr. Barton is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi, the Operations Research Society of America, and the American Statistical Association.
- RCA 1982 Company Biography
Russell Barton is a Professor in the Department of Management Science and Information Systems in the Mary Jean and Frank P. Smeal College of Business at Penn State. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Operations Research from Cornell University. After ten years in industry, most of that time at RCA's David Sarnoff Research Center, he returned to academia, teaching at Cornell from 1987-1990 and then joining Penn State. At Penn State, he has received more than $1.5 million for research in statistical process control, the design of experiments, and computer simulation, and has worked with industry sponsors including Boeing, Fluke, Ford, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Lucent, New-Holland and Xerox. Russell has taught short courses in concurrent engineering, design for manufacturing, and the graphical design and analysis of experiments. He has recently completed a text, Graphical Methods for the Design of Experiments, published by Springer-Verlag. He has worked to increase the practice component of engineering education at Penn State, and has received one national, one university, three college and two departmental teaching and curriculum development awards since 1990. His current interests include graphical methods for experiment design, design of experiments and metamodeling methods applied to simulation models, and statistical models of product and process behavior. He is a senior member of IIE, and a member of IEEE, ASQ, and INFORMS. His hobbies include travel, golf, and a 1937 Pontiac.
- 2002 Penn State Biography
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