Shane G. Henderson
Shane G. Henderson is a professor in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering at Cornell University.
Shane Henderson works on the theory and application of stochastic simulation and applied probability, with emphasis on the interface between these areas and optimization. His primary research interests lie in discrete-event simulation. An emphasis in his work is the interplay between optimization and simulation. In particular, he is interested in structured simulation optimization, where the optimization problem enjoys certain properties, like convexity, that one can exploit to develop algorithms that are robust and fast. Specific applications include radiation treatment planning; call center planning, yacht match racing, ambulance deployment, and adaptive Monte Carlo.
Shane Henderson teaches courses in probability and statistics, simulation, and mathematical modeling. He is a great believer in case-based learning and uses a problem-driven classroom approach in his mathematical-modeling courses. He strives for both mathematical rigor and practical relevance in the classroom.
Shane Henderson currently serves as the Chair of the INFORMS Applied Probability Society, he completed a 6-year term as the simulation area editor of Operations Research in December 2011, and he is an associate editor for both Management Science and Stochastic Systems. He co-chaired the 2009 INFORMS Applied Probability Society conference, co-edited the Proceedings of the 2007 Winter Simulation Conference, co-edited the Handbook on Simulation (Elsevier), and has helped organize numerous conferences and workshops, including serving as co-chair for the INFORMS Simulation Society Research Workshop (2007, 2011) and serving on the organizing committee of the INFORMS Practice conference from 2005-2007. He is a frequently requested public speaker.
- 2009. "Operations research tools for addressing current challenges in emergency medical services". .
- 2007. "Adaptive control variates for finite-horizon simulation." Mathematics of Operations Research 32 (3): 508-527. .
- 2007. "The error in steady-state approximations for the time-dependent waiting time distribution." Stochastic Models 23 (2): 307-332. .
- 2006. "Simulation". Elsevier Science. .
- 2012. "Tutorial: Teaching an advanced simulation topic." Paper presented at Proceedings of the 2012 Winter Simulation Conference, December 12. .
Selected Awards and Honors
- Best Operations Research/Management Science Focused Student Paper (2011 Winter Simulation Conference) 2011
- Top scientific oral abstract and winner of the Association of Air Medical Services Barbara A. Hess Research and Education Award (Association of Air Medical Services) 2011
- Michael Tien Excellence in Teaching Award (Cornell University) 2008
- Ph.D. Colloquium Plenary Speaker (Winter Simulation Conference) 2008
- NSF Career Award (NSF) 1999
- BSc (Mathematics), University of Auckland, 1992
- MS (Statistics), Stanford University, 1995
- Ph D (OPERATIONS RESEARCH), STANFORD UNIVERSITY, 1997