Professor J.G. Dai Receives INFORMS Fellow Award

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Professor J.G. (Jim) Dai was named INFORMS Fellow at this year's annual meeting in Seattle, Washington. The INFORMS Fellow Award is reserved for distinguished individuals who have demonstrated outstanding and exceptional accomplishments and experience in operations research and the management sciences. The contributions of a nominee are evaluated in five categories: Research, Practice, Management, Education, and Service. Accomplishments in at least one area must be truly outstanding.

"Being elected a fellow by INFORMS is a testament to the quality of work produced by Professor Dai,* said Chelsea C. White III, ISyE School Chair. "I and all of Jim's ISyE colleagues are very proud of this most deserved recognition.*

Professor Dai is a leading researcher in the applied probability community, focusing on stochastic processing networks. These networks have been used for the design, analysis and control of many complex systems including communication networks such as the Internet, manufacturing systems such as semiconductor wafer fabrication lines, and large service systems like customer call centers or web server farms. Professor Dai is also Fellow of Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). He has served as an associate editor for Operations Research, Management of Science, Mathematics of Operations Research, and Queueing Systems. He is a founding editorial board member for Foundations and Trends in Stochastic Systems, and a founding associate editor for an IMS journal Probability Surveys. He served as Series Editor for Handbooks in Operations Research and Management Science, co-editing with J. K. Lenstra and G. L. Nemhauser.

The INFORMS Fellow Award recognizes members who have made significant contributions to the advancement of operations research and the management sciences, such contributions including service to the professional field and to INFORMS. Dai joins a prestigious list including nine other Stewart School faculty members who have received this honor.

Other ISyE recipients include:
Dr. John Bartholdi,
Dr. Augustine Esogbue,
Dr. John Jarvis,
Dr. Ellis Johnson,
Dr. George Nemhauser,
Dr. Donald Ratliff,
Dr. William Rouse,
Dr. Michael Thomas, and
Dr. Chelsea White III.


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