After earning his bachelor's degree, master's degree and PhD at the University of Arizona, Lewis Ntaimo is now serving as the head of the Wm Michael Barnes ’64 Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University.
Ntaimo joined the department in 2004 as an assistant professor, and is now a professor at Texas A&M. He has served as the interim department head since Jan. 1, 2020 and was appointed department head on Sept. 1. Ntaimo earned his bachelor's in mining engineering in 1998, his master's in mining and geological engineering in 2000 and his PhD in systems and industrial engineering in 2004.
According to Texas A&M, his research interests include mathematical models and algorithms for decision-making problems involving data uncertainty and risk in the general area of stochastic optimization, systems and process modeling and optimization, and computer simulation.
He is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Systems and the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. He served as the president of the INFORMS Minority Issues Forum and was the INFORMS 2018 Tutorials Chair and the INFORMS 2019 George Nicholson Prize Chair. He is the associate editor of the INFORMS Journal on Computing, IISE Transactions, IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Global Optimization.