Les Servi received his Ph.D. in engineering from Harvard University, worked at Bell Laboratories and GTE (now Verizon) Laboratories pursuing telecommunication research, served as a visiting scientist at Harvard University and MIT, and worked at MIT Lincoln in the area communication. He currently runs a Decision Analytics group at The MITRE Corporation as well as runs a Rural Healthcare project and a Cyber Analytics Project. At MITRE he has contributed to a diversity of areas including the analysis of social media, investment portfolio analysis, analysis of Veteran health records, and consulting for the Human Social Culture Behavior (HSCB) government program. In 2010-11, he served on a Defense Science Board task force on Counterinsurgency and in 2016 served on a Defense Science Board summer study on Constrained operations.
Dr. Servi has an extensive publication record in the area of Operations Research with five papers having more than 20 citations and 10 patents derived from his analysis. He has been very active in INFORMS and served on its Board of Directors for 6 years. In 2004 he was named Fellow of INFORMS. On October 8, 2013 he became the founding Chair of the new INFORMS Social Media Analytics subdivision. He was previously Chair of the INFORMS Telecommunication Society, the INFORMS Applied Probability Society and is currently the chair of the INFORMS Boston Chapter. He has been an editor of Operations Research, Management Science, INFORMS Journal of Computing, and has served on Ph.D. thesis committees at Harvard University, MIT and Boston University.
Title: Group Leader
Company/Affiliation: The MITRE Corporation
Interest: Operations Research, Data Analytics