Kenneth Kuhn

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Associate Operations Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in civil engineering, University of California, Berkeley; M.S. in operations research, University of California, Berkeley; B.A. in math, Johns Hopkins University


Kenneth Kuhn is an associate operations researcher at the RAND Corporation and a professor and core faculty member at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His research focuses on transportation system operations (particularly air traffic management), infrastructure management, the impacts of weather and extreme events, and logistics. Kuhn's technical training is in optimization, statistics (particularly exploratory data analysis), transportation engineering, and economics. Prior to starting at RAND, he was an assistant professor at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, and an aviation systems researcher at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Pardee RAND Graduate School Courses

Selected Publications

Kuhn, K., "Ground Delay Program Planning: Delay, Equity, and Computational Complexity," Transportation Research Part C, 35:193-203, 2013

Teng, G., Kuhn, K., and Sainudiin, R., "Statistical Regular Pavings to Analyze Massive Data of Aircraft Trajectories," Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, 9(1):14-25, 2012

Honors & Awards

  • Faculty Innovation Award, IBM Smarter Planet Initiative
  • Best Paper by a Young Author, World Conference on Transport Research Society
  • Student of the Year, University of California Transportation Center