William Wallace

Industrial and Systems Engineering Department

Biography & Research

Professor William (Al) Wallace is Yamada Corporation Professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, with joint appointment in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and was Director of Rensselaer’s Center for Infrastructure and Transportation Studies. He was a member of the National Research Council’s Board on Infrastructure and the Built Environment and served on the National Research Council Committee on Social Science Research on Disasters. Professor Wallace received the International Emergency Management and Engineering Conference Award for Outstanding Long Term Dedication to the Field of Emergency Management, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Third Millennium Medal and is a Fellow of the IEEE, and received the 2004 INFORMS President’s Award for work that advances the welfare of society. In addition, he was either Project Director or co-Project Director for research that resulted in the ITS-America “Best of ITS” award in the area of Research and Innovation and four project of the year awards from ITS-New York.


Restoring Infrastructure Systems: An Integrated Network Design and Scheduling Problem (with Nurre S., Cavdaroglu B., Mitchell E., and Sharkey T.). 2012. European Journal of Operational Research, 223 (3): 794-806.

The Dynamics of Organisational Response: Simulating Cultural Change (with Beech, C. and .Dowty, R.).2012. Int. J. Complexity in Leadership and Management, 2 (1/2): 74-103

Integrating Restoration and Scheduling Decisions for Disrupted Interdependent Infrastructure Systems (with Cavdaroglu B, Hammel E., Mitchell J. E. and Sharkey T. C.) 2011. Annals of Operations Research. (Online first, URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10479-011-0959-3)

Value Conflicts in Computational Modeling (with Fleischmann, K.R.). 2010. Computer, 43(7): 57-63.

Simulating the Diffusion of Information: An Agent-based Modeling Approach (with Hui, C., Goldberg, and Magdon-Ismail. M.). 2010. Special Issue on Agent-Directed Simulation, International Journal of Agent Technologies and Systems 2(3), 31- 46.

Implications of Organizational Culture for Supply Chain Disruption and Restoration (with Dowty, R.). 2010. International Journal of Production Economics, 126 (1): 57–65.

Traffic Management for Planned Special Events Using Traffic Mircosimulation Modeling and Tabletop Exercises (with Wojtowicz. J.) 2010. Journal of Transportation Safety and Security, 2 (2): 102-121.