Professional Activities

IIE Fellow and IIE Faculty Advisor.

Member, Scientific Committee, Center for Logistics, Aalborg University, Denmark.

Selected Publications

Sharma, V., Coit, D. W., Oztekin, A. and Luxhøj, J. T., “A Decision Analytic Approach for Technology Portfolio Prioritization: Aviation Safety Applications,” Journal of Risk Research, Vol. 12, No. 6, 2009.

Deniz, E. and Luxhøj, J. T., “Supply Chain Risk Management via Correlated Scenario Analysis,” International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, Vol. 4, No. ¾, 2008.

Andres, D.M., Luxhøj, J. T. and Coit, D. W., “A Bayesian Approach to Severity Assessment in Risk Modeling: An Aviation Safety Application,” Human Factors and Aerospace Safety, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2007.

Bareither, C. and Luxhøj, J. T., “Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis in Bayesian Belief Networks: Applications to Aviation Safety Risk Assessment,” International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2007.

James T. Luxhøj


Ph.D., 1986, Virginia Tech

Aviation safety; risk analysis; engineering economy; supply chain engineering

James Luxhoj’s research interests in aviation safety and risk analysis have been funded by both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Leading a research team of professors, graduate and undergraduate students, a past NASA-sponsored contract involved the use of probabilistic risk analysis techniques, such as Bayesian Belief Networks (BBNs), to model the interactions of risk factors contributing to aircraft accidents and incidents. These techniques, used by NASA’s Aviation Safety and Security Program (AvSSP), facilitated risk assessments of a portfolio of new technologies and aeronautical products aimed at reducing the likelihood and severity of certain categories of accidents. Dr. Luxhøj also led a project with the FAA to develop a new systems level hazard taxonomy and safety risk analysis method for unmanned aircraft.

A 2012 and 2013 recipient of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Distinguished Summer Faculty Fellowships, a 1987 ASEE/NASA Summer Faculty Fellowship and a 1989 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Award for Engineering Education Excellence, Dr. Luxhøj is an IIE Fellow and a member of Alpha Pi Mu and Tau Beta Pi. He is a six-time recipient of the Rutgers Engineering Governing Council’s Excellence in Teaching Awards and the 1991 Sigma Chi Outstanding Professor for Rutgers University.