Lubar Faculty and Staff
Layth C. Alwan
Layth C. Alwan

Lubar Hall S497
Phone: (414) 229-6253


Layth C. Alwan

Associate Professor, Production & Operations Management/Quantitative Methods

Ph.D., Statistics/Operations Management, University of Chicago
M.Sc., Computer Science, DePaul University
M.B.A., Statistics/Operations Management, University of Chicago
B.A., B.Sc., Mathematics/Statistics, University of Chicago

Areas of Expertise
Dr. Alwan specializes in operations management, statistical quality control, and forecasting. His research includes developing model-based approaches for purposes of more effective statistical process monitoring. He also researches the impact of forecasting techniques on operational management issues such as supply-chain management. He teaches courses in data analysis, operations management, and quality management.

Professional Activities
Dr. Alwan has consulted and performed research for several companies on the issues of forecasting, statistical quality control, and operations management. He is a member of the Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences, the Production and Operations Management Society, the American Society for Quality, the Decision Sciences Institute, the American Statistical Association, and the Royal Statistical Society. His work has appeared in numerous journals including Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Royal Statistical Society, Communications in Statistics, IIE Transactions, Production and Operations Management, and European Journal of Operational Research. Dr. Alwan has also authored a textbook titled Statistical Process Analysis and is a co-author of The Practice of Business Statistics.