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William T. Scherer

Position: Professor
Office: 101C
Phone: 434-982-2069
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Ph.D, University of Virginia


William T. Scherer (SE ’80, ’81, ’86), an expert in decision analysis and intelligent systems design. He is a Full Professor in the Department of Systems and Information Engineering and currently serves as the President of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Society (2008 to 2009). The ITS Society advances the theoretical, experimental and operational aspects of electrical engineering and information technologies as applied to transportation systems.

Professor Scherer has served on the U.Va. Engineering School faculty since 1986. He has authored and co-authored numerous publications on intelligent decision support systems, combinatorial optimization and stochastic control. His research focuses on systems engineering methodology, decision analysis, intelligent systems, combinatorial optimization, Markov decision processes and intelligent transportation systems. His co-authored book, How To Do Systems Analysis, was published by Wiley in 2007. He also has strong interests in engineering education and has published papers on curriculum and pedagogy, and was awarded an Outstanding University of Virginia Faculty Award in 2007.

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  • scheduling systems
  • decision analysis
  • intelligent systems
  • combinatorial optimization
  • Markov decision processes
  • intelligent transportation systems

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