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INFORMS presents 11 new Fellows Awards

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) today announced 11 new recipients of the annual INFORMS Fellows Award.

The INFORMS Fellows Award recognizes outstanding achievements in five areas: education in the field of operations research/management science; management of operations research/management science, including responsibility for applying the profession's techniques within an organization of any type; the practice of operations research/management science/analytics; research; and service to INFORMS and the profession of operations research.

The 2009 recipients are:

  • Aharon Ben-Tal , Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management, Technion/Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. For contributions to nonlinear programming, conic optimization and in particular to the area of robust optimization.

  • Srinivas Bollapragada, General Electric Global Research Center, Schenectady, NY. For leading an INFORMS-Prize winning operations research program throughout the General Electric Company, advancing methods applied in practice especially methods that influenced the television industry and for extensive INFORMS service.

  • Margaret Brandeau, Stanford University, Department of Management Science & Engineering, Stanford, CA. For expanding the recognition and understanding of operations research in healthcare and for developing methods to inform public policy and to improve the effective control and treatment of disease and the distribution of critical resources.

  • Awi Federgruen, Columbia University, Graduate School of Business, New York, NY. For contributions to inventory theory, distribution planning, and related deterministic and stochastic systems.

  • Nimrod Megiddo, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA. For contributions to the theory and application of mathematical programming, including parametric searches, interior point methods, low dimension Linear Programming, probabilistic analysis of the simplex method and computational game theory.

  • David B. Montgomery, Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, Stanford, CA. For research contributions to marketing science, marketing strategy, and global marketing and management.

  • Michael Pinedo, New York University, Stern School of Business, New York, NY. For research contributions to scheduling and queueing theory and their application to manufacturing and services problems.

  • Kathryn E. Stecke, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX. For contributions to research on flexible manufacturing and supply chains, and for service contributions to operations research.

  • John Tomlin, Yahoo! Research, Santa Clara, CA. For contributions to linear, integer, and non-linear optimization, as well as auction design and placement.

  • Garrett van Ryzin, Columbia University, Graduate School of Business, New York, NY. For contributions to research in revenue management, service to the INFORMS Revenue Management section, and editorial leadership.

  • C.F. Jeff Wu, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Atlanta, GA. For developing statistical methodologies and novel applications to engineering, and for leadership making statistical methods and thinking popular in engineering.

The INFORMS Fellows Awards were presented at a luncheon on Monday, October 12 at the INFORMS annual meeting in San Diego. Over 4,000 academics and professionals attended the annual conference.


Contact: Barry List
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

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