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Kash A. Barker


Associate Professor

Phone: (405) 325-3721
Links: Personal Page


Ph.D., Systems Engineering, University of Virginia
M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Oklahoma
B.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Oklahoma


Kash Barker is an Associate Professor in the School of Industrial Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. He received B.S. (magna cum laude) and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering from OU, and earned his Ph.D. degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. While at UVA, he was a graduate research assistant in the Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems. He returned to OU in August of 2008.

Dr. Barker’s main research interests and recent publications lie in the reliability, resilience, and impact of interdependent infrastructure systems. This work integrates risk analysis, systems engineering, and data-driven decision making. He primarily teaches courses in applied statistics and systems engineering. Other areas of interest include systems engineering, multiobjective decision making, and applications of data mining and operations research. He is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS—OU chapter student advisor), the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), and the International Conference on Systems Engineering (INCOSE).

Research Activities

Risk and Reliability Analysis
Systems Engineering