Jonathan P. Caulkins, Ph.D., is Professor of Operations Research and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University’s Qatar Campus and Heinz School of Public Policy. Dr. Caulkins specializes in mathematical modeling and systems analysis of social policy decision problems with a particular focus on issues pertaining to drugs, crime, violence, and prevention. His work won the David Kershaw Award from the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management. Other interests include software quality, optimal control, counter-terror, black markets, airline operations, and personnel performance evaluation. At RAND he has been a consultant, visiting scientist, co-director of RAND’s Drug Policy Research Center (1994–1996), and founding director of RAND’s Pittsburgh office (1999-2001).

Dr. Caulkins received a B.S., and M.S. in Systems Science from Washington University, an S.M. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Ph.D., in Operations Research both from M.I.T.