Mark Lawley's Portrait

Mark Lawley

Professor and Deputy Director

College of Engineering


Mark Lawley’s research focuses on supervisory control and optimal decision making in large, man-made systems, with applications to automated manufacturing, condition monitoring, networked infrastructure, and health care delivery.

He is a professor and deputy director of the Center for Remote Health Technologies and Systems, which focuses on developing breakthrough health care devices, technologies and systems for disease prevention, diagnosis and management in the global health setting.

As a researcher in academics, he has authored more than 100 technical papers that have garnered four best paper awards and several other best paper nominations. Two of his papers have been recognized as being among the most highly cited in IIE (Institute of Industrial Engineers) Transactions.

Lawley has been involved in more than 30 funded grants totaling $6 million, serving as principal investigator on more than 20 of these. His funding sources have included the National Science Foundation, The National Institutes of Health, The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, The Indiana State Department of Public Health, The Indiana Hospital Association, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, General Motors, and Union Pacific Railroad.

Before joining Texas A&M in 2014, Lawley served for 17 years on the faculty at Purdue University in the schools of industrial engineering and biomedical engineering. As a researcher in academics, he has published over 130 technical papers, which have garnered four best paper awards, and he has supervised over 40 graduate students in the completion of their dissertations and theses.

For his work in graduate education, he received the 2006 James H Greene Graduate Educator Award from the school of industrial engineering at Purdue University. Lawley has also held engineering positions with Emerson Electric Company and Westinghouse Corporation and has done extensive consulting.

Lawley is professor and former head of the department of industrial and systems engineering. He is also holder of the TEES research professorship and holds appointments in the department of biomedical engineering and the department of epidemiology and biostatistics at Texas A&M.

He holds MS and BS degrees in manufacturing systems engineering and industrial engineering, respectively, and received his PhD in mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.