David Muñoz

Division of Engineering
Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations

David Muñoz

Chair of the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering
Full time professor
National Researcher (Level II)

David F. Muñoz is Professor and Head of the Department of Industrial & Operations Engineering at the ITAM, where he also serves as Adjoint Director of the Center for the Study of Competitiveness (CEC). He received a BS in Statistics from the Universidad Nacional Agraria, La Molina (UNALM) of Peru, an MS in mathematics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), and MS and PhD degrees in Operations Research from Stanford University.

He was formerly a full time Professor at UNALM and PUCP. Visiting posts include Purdue University, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, the University of Valencia in Spain and the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Member of the National Research System of Mexico and an active member of professional associations: International Association for Statistical Computing (IASC), Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE) and Sociedad Mexicana de Investigación de Operaciones (SMIO where, at present, he is the President).

He has a long career as a consultant in the areas of Process Modeling and Optimization, and Industrial Technology, and is the author of the textbooks Administración de Operaciones: Enfoque de Administración de Procesos de Negocios (Cengage Learning), Administración de Operaciones (Alfaomega), and co-author of Introducción a la Ingeniería (Cengage Learning) and Simio y Simulación: Modelado Análisis y Aplicaciones LLC).

Dr. Muñoz's research interests and publications are in the statistical analysis of stochastic simulations, applications of simulation, and design and analysis of business processes. His papers have appeared in Operations Research, Management Science, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Computers & Operations Research, Business Process Management Journal, Operations Research Letters, International Transactions in Operational Research, Interfaces, Información Tecnológica, and Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science, among others. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Data Science, and the Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science.

He has been recognized as an “Edelman Laureate” for participating and postulating the project “Indeval Develops a New Operating and Settlement Using Operations Research” that was awarded the 2010 Franz Edelman Award from INFORMS, for an outstanding world-class application of Operations Research techniques. He has also received the 1997 Meritorius Service Award from Operations Research, the 2006-2007 Outstanding Member Award from the Mexico chapter of the IISE, and the 2015 Meritorious Academic Recognition from the National Association of Engineering Schools and Departments from Mexico.

Academic Studies

MS in Operations Research, Stanford University, USA
MA in Applied Mathematics, Pontíficia Universidad Católica del Perú, Peru
PhD in Operations Research, Stanford University, USA
Specialty in Statistical, Universidad Nacional Agraria, Lima, Peru


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Topics of Interest

  • Modeling and Optimization
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Systems simulation

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