Russell R. Barton

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Professor

Department Supply Chain & Information Systems
Office Address 413 Business Building
Phone Number 814-863-7289
Email Address rbarton@psu.edu

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Russell Barton is a Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain and Information Systems in the Smeal College of Business at Penn State, with a courtesy appointment as Professor of Industrial Engineering in the College of Engineering. He is a Fellow of the IISE and a Senior Member of the IEEE. He was President of the 500-member INFORMS Simulation Society and Vice President for Sections and Societies for INFORMS. He is a Certified Analytics Professional.

Expertise

Professor Barton's research interests include web application security, graphical methods for experiment design, design of experiments and metamodeling methods applied to simulation models, and statistical models of product and process behavior.

Education

Ph D, Operations Research, Cornell University, 1978

MS, Operations Research, Cornell University, 1975

BS, Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 1973

Courses Taught

BA 296 – Indep Studies (1)
Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

SCM 200H – Hnr Intro Stat Bus (4)
Topics include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, statistical inference, regression and correlation, and forecasting. SCM 200H Honors Introduction to Statistics for Business (4) (GQ) SCM 200 introduces basic statistical concepts and models within the framework of business problems and applications. Students learn about the usefulness of business statistics to decision making, how to perform basic statistical and analytical procedures, and how to interpret, critically evaluate, and analyze data. Special emphasis is given to active learning methods. Grades are primarily determined by homework, quizzes, mid-term exams and a final exam.

SCM 496 – Indep Studies (Variable)
Creative projects, including research and design, that are supervised on an individual basis and that fall outside the scope of formal courses.

IE 596 – Individual Studies (Variable)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

I E 596 – Individual Studies (2)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

SC&IS 545 – Supply Chain Systems Simulation (3)
Application of computer simulation to analysis and design of supply chain and information systems design; simulation experiments in SC&IS research.

SCM 499 – Foreign Studies (Variable)
Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.

QMM 597 – Special Topics (variable)
Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or semester.

QMM 593 – Field Experience in Manufacturing (variable)
Experiential learning through the firsthand study of manufacturing plants and by interacting with manufacturing leaders.

SCM 200 – Introduction to Statistics for Business (4)
Introduction to business statistics including topics in probability theory, sampling, inference, quality assurance, regression, forecasting, and simulation.

QMM 561 – Manufacturing Systems Planning and Control I (3)
Systems, components and configurations, flow of material and information in a manufacturing system.

QMM 596 – Individual Studies (variable)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, that are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

QMM 572 – Design Practice for Manufacturing II (3)
Contemporary concepts in design and design practice with emphasis on logistics, risk, design and manufacturing readiness, and production.

QMM 571 – Design Practice for Manufacturing I (3)
Contemporary concepts in design and design practice with emphasis on engineering, business, and human strategic issues.

SC&IS 596 – Individual Studies (variable)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, that are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses. A specific title may be used in each instance and will be entered on the student's transcript.

Selected Publications

Barton R. R., Lam H., Song E., "Revisiting Direct Bootstrap Resampling for Input Model Uncertainty." Proceedings of the 2018 Winter Simulation Conference, 2018, Invited.
Barton R. R., Nakayama M. K., Schruben L. W., "History of Improving Statistical Efficiency." Proceedings of the 2017 Winter Simulation Conference, 2017, Invited.
Morrice D. J., Barton R. R., Joines J. A., "History of the Winter Simulation Conference: Period of Growth, Consolidation and Innovation (1993-2007)." Proceedings of the 2017 Winter Simulation Conference, 2017, Invited.
Kumar A., Barton R. R., "Controlled Violation of Temporal Process Constraints – Models, Algorithms and Results." Information Systems, 2017, pp. 410-424, www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03064379/64, Invited.
Wu X., Barton R. R., "Fourier Trajectory Analysis for Identifying System Congestion." Proceedings of the 2016 Winter Simulation Conference, 2016, pp. 401-412.
Xie W., Nelson B. L., Barton R. R., "Multivariate Input Uncertainty in Output Analysis for Stochastic Simulation." ACM Transactions on Modeling and Simulation, vol. 27, no. 1, 2016, pp. 22pp..
Barton R. R., "Tutorial: Simulation Metamodeling." Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference, 2015, pp. 1765-1779, Invited.
Kumar A., Sabbella S. R., Barton R. R., "Managing Controlled Violation of Temporal Process Constraints." Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2015), 2015, pp. 280-296.
Xie W., Nelson B. L., Barton R. R., "Statistical Uncertainty Analysis for Stochastic Simulation with Dependent Input Models." Proceedings of the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference, 2014.
Xie W., Nelson B., Barton R. R., "A Bayesian Framework for Quantifying Uncertainty in Stochastic Simulation." Operations Research, vol. 62, no. 6, 2014, pp. 1439-1452.
Barton R. R., Nelson B. L., Xie W., "Quantifying input uncertainty via simulation confidence intervals." INFORMS Journal on Computing, vol. 26, 2014, pp. 74-87.
Barton R. R., "Designing Simulation Experiments." Proceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference, 2013, pp. 342-353, Invited.
Spears J., Barki H., Barton R. R., "Theorizing the concept and role of assurance in information systems security." Information & Management, vol. 50, no. 7, 2013, pp. 598-605.
Barton R. R., "Response Surface Methodology." Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, Springer Science+Business Media, 2013, pp. 1307-1313, Invited.
Barton R. R., "Tutorial: input uncertainty in output analysis." Proceedings of the 2012 Winter Simulation Conference, 2012.
Shu J., Barton R. R., "Managing supply chain execution: monitoring timeliness and correctness via individualized trace data." Production and Operations Management, 2012.
Barton R. R., "Special Report (Part 2): O.R. & the National Science Foundation." OR/MS Today, vol. 39, no. 3, 2012, pp. 42-46, Invited.
Barton R. R., "Special Report: O.R. & the National Science Foundation." OR/MS Today, vol. 39, no. 3, 2012, pp. 34-39, Invited.
Mo Y., Harrison T. P., Barton R. R., "Solving stochastic programming models in supply chain design using sampling heuristics." IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, vol. 22, no. 1, 2011, pp. 65-77.
Barton R. R., Nelson B., Xie W., "A framework for input uncertainty analysis." Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, 2010.
Willis D. E., Simpson T. W., Henn R. L., Hunter S. T., Parkinson M. B., Celento D. J., Barton R. R., Purao S., "From Border Skirmishes to Strategic Alliances: Barriers to Design Innovation and Collaboration Between Architects and Engineers, and an Opportunity for Moving Beyond Them." Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, 2010, pp. 54-64.
Barton R. R., "Design of simulation experiments." Proceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference, 2010.
Barton R. R., "Interdisciplinary graduate design programs: results and recommendations from a NSF workshop." Proceedings of the 2009 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, 2009.
Barton R. R., "Mapping design domains, bridging design cultures." Journal of Mechanical Design, no. 131, 2009, pp. 1-2.
Barton R. R., "Simulation optimization using metamodels." Proceedigs of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference, 2009, pp. 230-238.
Barton R. R., "Simulation optimization using metamodels." Proceedings of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference, 2009.
Barton R. R., Umapathy K., Purao, "Designing Enterprise Integration Solutions – Effectively." Proceedings of the International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology (DESRIST), 2008.
Barton R. R., Shu J., "Simulation of Process Execution Monitoring and Adjustment Schemes." Proceedings of the 2008 Winter Simulation Conference, 2008.
Barton R. R., "Simulation of process execution monitoring and adjustment schemes." Proceedings of the 2008 Winter Simulation Conference, 2008.
Barton R. R., "Interdisciplinary by design." ME magazine, vol. 130, 2008.
Barton R. R., Simpson T., Frecker M., Rothrock L., "Graphical and text-based design interfaces for parameter design of an i-beam, desk lamp, aircraft wing, and job shop manufacturing system." Engineering with Computers, vol. 23, 2007, pp. 93-107.
Barton R. R., Simpson T., Barron K., Rothrock L., Frecker M., Ligetti C., "Impact of response delay and training on user performance with text-based and graphical user interfaces for engineering design." Research in Engineering Design, vol. 18, 2007, pp. 49-65.
Barton R. R., delCastillo E., Runger G., Woodall W., "Optimal monitoring of multivariate data for fault patterns." Journal of Quality Technology, vol. 39, 2007, pp. 159-172.

Research Impact and Media Mentions

"267 citations of patent 4,630,109", U.S. Patent Office, uspto.gov, Web
"4580 Google Scholar Citations", Google Scholar, Web
"1297 Web of Science Citations (no self-reference)", Thomson Reuters, Web

Editorships

Operations Research, Associate Editor, September 2012 - Present
IIE Transactions, Associate Editor, January to December 2010
INFORMS Journal on Computing, Associate Editor, January 2005 - January 2013
IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, Associate Editor, January 2001 - Present