About

Bio

Barry is a Professor and the Departmental Executive Officer (Department Head) in the Department of Management Sciences in the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. His research focuses on vehicle routing and logistics, and he is particularly focused on machine learning, particularly reinforcement learning, applied to last-mile delivery. Barry is the author of over 40 peer-reviewed journal publications and is currently an editor for Transportation Science, Transportation Research – Part B, and IISE Transactions. He has served as President of the INFORMS Transportation and Logistics Society (TSL) and is General Chair of the 2020 TSL Conference. Barry also serves as a Trustee of Grinnell College.

Contact

Email:          barrett-thomas@uiowa.edu
Phone:        319.335.0938
Office:         W220 Pappajohn Business Building, University of Iowa (info and maps)
UI Website: https://tippie.uiowa.edu/people/barrett-w-thomas

Department of Business Analytics

Email:          barrett-thomas@uiowa.edu
Phone:        319.335.00858
Office:         W252 Pappajohn Business Building, University of Iowa (info and maps)
UI Website: https://tippie.uiowa.edu/business-analytics