
Barbara H Margolius, Ph.D.





Research Keywords: 
 Markov chain,
queues,
timevarying parameters,
matrix analytic methods,
queues,
generating function 


Education: 

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 webbased mathematics instruction and queueing theory (the mathematics of standing in line). Dr. Margolius is calculus coordinator for the math department. 


Research Interests: 
 Dr. Margolius research interests include discrete and continuous Markov Chains with timevarying 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
CanQueue
Mathematical Association of America 


University Service: 
 University Scholars in STEM, Choose Ohio First  Success in Math. 


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. 

