Barbara H Margolius, Ph.D.
 Title: Faculty Fellow & Professor
 Dept: Mathematics
 Office: AC 309
 Phone: 216-687-5316,  216-687-5559
 Fax: 216-687-5552
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. AC 309, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Markov chain, queues, time-varying parameters, matrix analytic methods, queues, generating function
Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Case Western Reserve University, 1996
M.S., Operations Research, Case Western Reserve University, 1991
M.P.P., Public Policy, University of Michigan, 1981
B.A., American Studies, Syracuse University, 1977
Brief Bio:
Dr. Margolius returned to the math department faculty in January, 2009 after serving for five years as founding director of the University's Honors Program as well as being a member of the Mathematics faculty.  Dr. Margolius's interests include web-based mathematics instruction and queueing theory (the mathematics of standing in line).  Dr. Margolius is serving as a Faculty Fellow in the President's Office Academic Year 2014-2015.  For Academic Year 2015-2016, Dr. Margolius serves as General Education Coordinator in the Provost's Office.
Research Interests:
Dr. Margolius research interests include discrete and continuous Markov Chains with time-varying parameters, matrix analytic methods, queueing theory, matching problems of classical probability theory and Euler's gamma.
Teaching Areas:
Probability, Operations Research, Queueing Theory, Calculus, Differential Equations, Statistics, Liberal Arts Math.
Professional Affiliations:
INFORMS Applied Probability Society
Mathematical Association of America
American Mathematical Society
European Working Group on Stochastic Processes
University Service:
Faculty Fellow, Chair ad hoc Faculty Senate Committee on Student Success
Professional Service:
referee for a variety of publications including: Queueing Systems Theory and Its Applications, Mathematical and Computer Modelling, College Mathematics Journal, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Math Reviews.
Community Service:
Program Committee MAA Ohio Section
Technology Committee National MAA