Thomas H. Whalen
Director of Research, Frontline Healthcare Workers Safety Foundation

Ph. D. (1979) Department of Electrical Engineering & Systems Science
      Michigan State University.  Major: Systems Science    Minors: Economics and Statistics
   Dissertation: Using decision-analytic techniques to constrain ... models of human rational decision processes.
M.A. Sociology (1975),  M.S. Systems Sci. (1973),  B.S. Psychology (1970), Michigan State University
 
 Dates Ending Title
8/10 -
Director of Research, Frontline Healthcare Workers Safety Foundation
9/79 - 6/10
Professor of Decision Sciences, Georgia State University
6/78 - 6/79 Database Manager, Michigan Medical Schools Council of Deans
7/73 - 7/78 Chief of Information Services, Michigan State Housing Development Authority
6/70 - 6/73 Research Programmer, Michigan State University


Externally Funded Research Projects:
"An Intelligent Index to Problem-Solving Tools." National Science Foundation, 1984.
"Assessing the Potential Contributions of Expert Systems in Bank Customer Service." Prochnow Educational Foundation,  1988.
NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1988 and 1999.
"Issues & Relationships for Assessing Risks of Large-Scale System Integration Projects."  Siemens Energy & Automation, 1998.
Senior Research Fellowship at Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Fulbright Foundation, Fall 1998.
"Risk Assessment for Federal Biodefense Research Laboratories Commissioned Under Project Bioshield"  National Institutes of Health, 2003.
"Course of Disease Model for Inhalation Anthrax," Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2006-07.
"Research in Biosafety and Related Issues,"  Frontline Healthcare Workers Safety Foundation, 2007-09
"Predict Near Future Initiation of Bed Exit to Prompt Effective Intervention to Avoid Falls with Pattern-recognition Algorithms Using Unobtrusive Monitoring of Movement and Vital Signs" National Institutes of Health 2012-2013
"Quantification of Uncertainty Phase I" Missile Defense Agency, 2012-2013
"Quantification of Uncertainty Phase II" Missile Defense Agency, 2014-2015

Significant Professional Organization Activities and Awards:
Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Former Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
Former Member of Board of Directors, North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society
Organized two North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society conferences, 1987 & 2000
Recipient of King-Sun Fu Award, North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society

Dissertations Chaired
I have chaired twelve doctoral dissertations and served on ten others within Georgia State and one in the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, plus several masters thesis committees.

International Research & Teaching
1998: Senior Research Fellow, Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland (Sponsored by Fulbright program) .
2001: MBA course in Problem Solving. Caucasus School of Business, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia .
2002: MBA course in Business Applications of Soft Computing. Azerbaijan State Oil Academy, Baku, Azerbaijan.
2003: MBA course in Business Applications of Soft Computing. Azerbaijan State Oil Academy, Baku, Azerbaijan.
2003-2008: Annual EMBA course in Decision Science, American University in Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria.
2009: Seminars in Game Theory and in DecisionDecicion Analysis at Budapest University of Te and Economics, Budapest Hungary.
2005 Risk Assessment for Spiez national biological research laboratory, Swiss Federal Office of Civil Protection.