James Cordeiro

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty


Email: James Cordeiro
Phone: 937-229-2406

SC 329D


James Cordeiro is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of Dayton. Prior to his appointment at U.D. in 2017, he has held various positions in industry, academia, and government. His industry positions include Senior Scientist (Operations Research Analyst) at MediaDyne Systems Engineering in Great Falls, VA, and statistical consultant at Applied Research Solutions (ARS) in Dayton, OH. Before this, he was Assistant Professor of Statistics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), the Graduate School of the U.S Air Force. He has also served as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.

After earning B.A. and M.S. degrees in Mathematics at U.C. Berkeley and University of Washington, respectively, he earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Operations Research at AFIT. Dr. Cordeiro's area of expertise is applied probability and stochastic processes with an emphasis on queuing systems, particularly those that operate in complex environments. His interests span methodology and computation. 


  • Ph.D. in Operations Research, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2007
  • M.S. in Mathematics, University of Washington, 1992

Professional Activities

  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
  • American Statistical Association (ASA)
  • Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)

Research Interests

  • Applied Probability
  • Stochastic Modeling
  • Queueing Theory
  • Inventory Models
  • Telecommunications Models
  • Autonomous Control