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50 Prescott, 1317
Phone: +1-508-831-5471
Fax: +1-508-831-5720

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“I enjoy teaching (and advising), research, and service equally.”

Arthur "Art" Gerstenfeld

I enjoy teaching because it gives me an opportunity to influence young minds. My main goal is to have them think critically. The WPI projects allow me to work with students who are transitioning from the classroom to a place in society. My research interests include industrial engineering applications, decision analysis, and management applications—most recently focusing on airport security systems. I currently serve as director of the Wall Street Project Center.

I also hold four patents and have been honored with Best Paper and Best IQP awards, and I have published articles on a variety of business-related topics.

Research Interests

  • Management Applications – Most recently on airport security systems
  • Industrial Engineering applications
  • Decision Analysis


  • B.M.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1950
  • M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1966
  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967

Featured Publications

  • “A Decision Analysis Approach for Optimal Airport Security” 2011 – to be published in Critical Infrastructure Protection May 2011
  • “Applying the Analytic Hierarchy Process to the Offshore Outsourcing Location Decision” Supply Chain Mgt.
  • “American Competitiveness in Africa and the World” Management Journal of Business Decisions

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Professional Highlights

  • Best IQP Awards
  • Best Paper Awards
  • Four patents
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