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Gerald A. Fleischer

Gerald A. Fleischer
Professor Emeritus
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Phone: (213) 740-4890(office)
(970) 669-3746(home)

Education

St. Louis University (1950-54), B.S., Industrial Engineering (June 1954)
University of California, Berkeley (1958-59), M.S., Industrial Engineering (January 1959)
Stanford University (1960-62), Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Engineering-Economic Planning (August 1962)

Professional Experience

8/64 - present
  • Associate Professor (1964-71) and Professor (1971-present) of Industrial and Systems Engineering. University of Southern California. Acting Administrative Head (1967-68) and Acting Chairman (1982-83 and 1991), Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Associate Department Chairman (1986-87). Interim Chairman (1993-94).
  • Director, Traffic Safety Center, Institute of Safety and Systems Management, University of Southern California (February 1976 - June 1979). Administrative responsibility for traffic safety-related research programs, public information, conferences, symposia, education and training.

Research Interests

  • Sensor-based process modeling and control.
  • Nonlinear dynamics.
  • Wavelet theoretic methodologies.
  • Machining dynamics.

SPONSORED RESEARCH (University of Southern California, partial listing)

  • Cost Effectiveness of Highway Safety Countermeasures
      Period:      February 1, 1968 - February 28, 1969
      Sponsor:   National Highway Safety Bureau, U.S. Department of Transportation
      mount:       $58,000 Principal Investigator
  • Cost Effectiveness of Highway Safety Countermeasures
      Period:      February 1, 1968 - February 28, 1969
      Sponsor:   National Highway Safety Bureau, U.S. Department of Transportation
      mount:       $58,000 Principal Investigator
  • Special Evaluation: Traffic Safety Education Curriculum
      Period:      January 18, 1977 - September 30, 1979
      Sponsor:   California Department of Education
      mount:       $207,000 Principal Investigator
  • Statistical Analysis of Truck Accident Data
      Period:      February 1977 - February 1978
      Sponsor:   National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
      mount:       $94,000 Principal Investigator
  • Workshop in Systems Architecture
      Period:      April - September 1996
      Sponsor:   The Harris Corporation
      mount:       $43,611 Principal Investigator

COMMUNITY SERVICE (Partial listing)

  • Reviewers for various professional journals, including Engineering Costs and Production Economics, The Engineering Economist and Transactions (the research journal for the Institute of Industrial Engineers), 1965 - present
  • Project Review Committee, NCHRP Project 17-3, Transportation Research Board, U.S. National Academy of Science - National Research Board, 1972-75.
  • Committee for Application of Economic Analysis to Transportation Problems, Transportation Board U.S. National Academy of Science - National Research Board, 1977-82 (Chairman, February 1979-82)

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES (Partial listing)

  • Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
    Member 1958-66; Senior Member 1996-present. Fellow of the Institute (elected May 1978).
    Member-at-large of the executive committee of the Academy of Fellows, 1982-87.
  • The Institute of Management Sciences (TIMS), now known as INFORMS.
    Member 1967-present. Listed participant (lecturer) in the ORSA/TIMS Visiting Lecturer Program, 1978-91.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Missouri (1954-70) (Registration by examination and experience)
  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of California (1970-86). Registered in Industrial Engineering, Certificate No. 1-530.

PUBLICATIONS (Selected list)

(A) Books and Book-Length Monographs
  • Capital Allocation Theory: The Study of Investment Decisions. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1969.
  • Engineering Economy: Capital Allocation Theory. Brooks/Cole Publishing Company (now PWS Publishers), 1984.
  • Introduction to Engineering Economy, PWS Publishing Company, 1994.
(B) Chapters in Handbooks
  • "Economic Risk Analysis." Chapter 52 in Handbook of Industrial Engineering, 2nd edition, Gavriel Salvendy, Editor. pp. 1343-1376. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1992.
  • "Engineering Economy." Section 9, Chapter 1 in (Maynard's) Industrial Engineering Handbook, 4th Edition, McGraw-Hill Book Company. William K. Hodson, Editor-in Chief, pp. 9.3 - 9.33, 1993.
(C) Publications in Refereed Journals
  • "A Twenty-Five Year Case Study: Effect of Highway Improvement on Travel Time of Commercial Vehicles," Highway Economics, Highway Research No. 12, Highway Research Board (National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council), Summer 1963, pp. 19-47.
  • "Significance of Benefit/Cost and Cost/Effectiveness Ratios in Analyses of Traffic Safety Programs and Projects," in Price and Subsidy in Intercity Transportation and Issues of Benefits and Costs. Transportation Research Record 635. Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., 1977, pp. 32-36.
  • "Statistical Analyses of Highway Commercial Vehicle Accidents," Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 13, No. 4, 1981, pp. 289-306. (Co-authors: L.L. Philipson and P. Rashti.)
  • "Tax Reform Act of 1986: Potential Effects on New Plant and Equipment Investment." Part 1: Industrial Engineering, February 1987, pp. 42-50. (With Donald R. Smith.)
  • "Optimal Depreciation Policy Under the Tax Reform Act of 1986." IIE Transactions, Vol. 22, No. 4, December 1990, pp. 330-339. (With L.C. Leung and A.K. Mason.)

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