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Hugh Medal, PhD

Assistant Professor


Dr. Hugh Medal is an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at University of Tennessee. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of vulnerability and risk, especially supply chain risk management and critical infrastructure risk management. He has published articles on these topics in journals such as the Naval Research LogisticsIIE Transactions, and Networks, receiving an IISE best paper award and being featured in the Research Highlights section of IISE Magazine. His research has been funded by agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Navy, the Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is currently an associate editor for the journal Networks.


  • Applications: supply chain risk management, critical infrastructure risk management, interdiction, defender-attacker modeling
  • Methodologies: bi-level optimization, game theory, stochastic programming, integer programming


  • PhD, University of Arkansas, Industrial Engineering
  • B.S., North Dakota State University, Industrial Engineering

Professional Service

  • Board member, Operations Research Division, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers

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