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Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Todd Easton | Associate Professor

Photo of Todd EastonIke and Letty Evans Cornerstone Teaching Scholar

Coffman Chair for University Distinguished Teaching Scholars

Ph.D. - 1999, Georgia Institute of Technology
Industrial and Systems Engineering
M.S. - 1994, Stanford University
Operations Research
B.S. - 1993, Brigham Young University

Contact Information
2072 Rathbone Hall
Personal Website
Teaching Techniques (YouTube channel)

Professional Experience
Dr. Easton joined the department of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at K-State as an assistant professor in 2001. He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Brigham Young University, a master’s degree in operations research from Stanford University and a doctorate in industrial and systems engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was also a post-doctoral researcher at Georgia Institute of Technology for two years. Since 2009, Easton has served as the director of the Master of Science in Operations Research program, which has both on-campus and distance students.

Easton performs theoretical research to help decrease computational effort required to solve computationally challenging problems. Additionally, he develops optimization models to create excellent solutions to a variety of problems including disease spread, green energy, manufacturing and logistics. He also performs research in methods to improve teaching and student learning. 

Academic Highlights
Easton has been awarded 13 major teaching and advising awards, which include departmental, college and university awards.  He has authored and co-authored 2 book chapters, 21 refereed journal publications and 14 refereed conference proceedings. His publications have been sited more than 400 times and has an H-Index of 13 according to Google Scholar.