Andrew Richardson

Mason associate professor Drew Richardson is a black man wearing a blue suit, pink tie in front of a natural background
Titles and Organizations

Associate Professor, Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research

Contact Information

Office: Nguyen Engineering Building
Room 2227

Phone: 703-993-6581


Andrew (Drew) Richardson spent 20 years in the USAF as an Operations Analyst.  During this time, he led a variety of projects involving developing training scenarios to enhance expert behavior in novices for AF Research Labs (AFRL), applying Experimental Design (DOE) to AF Operational Test & Evaluation (OT&E), and advised student research efforts while on faculty at the US Air Force Academy. 

Prior to joining George Mason, Drew was a senior consultant for the Department of Defense. He worked on the research and development of the future force structure of the US Air Force for Air Force Futures. His work incorporated Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis (MS&A) to design and evaluate conceptual systems prior to investment by the Air Force.

Degrees and Schools:

  • PhD Industrial Engineering, University of Central Florida
  • MS Engineering, Wright State University
  • Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, The Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Interests: Decision Analysis, Optimization, Operations Research, Stochastic Models, Statistical Learning, Sports Analytics, and Modeling & Simulation