Dr. Burke graduated from the Maritime College with a degree in Naval Architecture in 1972. He did graduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (S.M., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, 1974) and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, 1990). He has worked in industry for Mobil Shipping and Transportation Company (Project Engineer), the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (Statistician), and the United States Salvage Association, Inc. (Vice President-Technical). He has taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he also directed MBA and MS programs in the Lally School of Management and Technology.
His research interests lie in the areas of quality control, quality management, product reliability, and applied statistics with applications in manufacturing, health care, and mission-critical applications. For more information concerning his research, click here. His personal interests are available on his personal webpage.
Dr. Burke also has an active consulting practice. For more information concerning his consulting work, click here.
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