About the author
Dr. Richard de Neufville
is Professor of Engineering Systems and of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Founding Chairman of the Technology and Policy Program at MIT. He has worked extensively for Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth, London, Mexico City, Miami, Paris, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and many other airports and Civil Aviation Authorities worldwide. His expertise is in forecasting, risk management, competition between airports, and the configuration and design of passenger buildings. He received the FAA Award for Excellence in Aviation Education (with Prof. Odoni), the MIT Award for the Most Significant Contribution to Education, the French Chevalier des Palmes Academiques, and an honorary doctorate from the Technical University of Delft. He has also had White House, Guggenheim, and US-Japan Leadership Fellowships.
Dr. Amedeo Odoni is the T. Wilson professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Co-Director of the Global Airline Industry Center at MIT. He specializes in the use of operations research and other quantitative methods in planning, designing, operating and evaluating airport and air traffic management systems. Over the years, he has consulted at Amsterdam, Athens, Boston, Milan, Munich, New York, Sydney, Stockholm and many other airports, as well as at several Civil Aviation Authorities. He has received the Robert Herman Lifetime Achievement Award of INFORMS for major contributions to Transportation Science and several teaching awards at MIT. He has served as Co-Director of MIT's Operations Research Center, Editor-in-Chief of Transportation Science and Co-Director of the National Center of Excellence in Aviation Operations Research, established by the FAA in 1996.