Stewart School Professors Receive Joint Appointment

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Stewart School Professors William J. Cook and Arkadi Nemirovski were recently appointed Adjunct Professors in the School of Mathematics.

Mathematics School Chair William T. Trotter announced the appointment stating that "Adjunct Professor status is the highest honor one School can bestow on a member of faculty in another School. These appointments signify that we view their research contributions to mathematics - in the broadest sense - to be important both here on the Georgia Tech campus as well as in the national and international research community.*

Dr. Cook also serves as the Chandler Family Chair and professor in the Stewart School of ISyE. His research interests are in combinatorial optimization and integer programming. He is also heavily involved in research dealing with computational issues involved in treating hard discrete problems such as large instances for the celebrated traveling salesman problem. Cook earned a BA in Mathematics from Rutgers University, an MS in Operations Research from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Combinatorics and Optimization from the University of Waterloo.

Dr. Nemirovski serves as the John Hunter Chair and professor in the Stewart School of ISyE. His primary research interests are in optimization theory and algorithms with emphasis on investigating complexity and developing efficient algorithms for nonlinear convex programs, optimization under uncertainty, and applications of convex optimization in engineering. He is the only individual awarded all three prestigious prizes in the field of Mathematical Programming and Operations Research: the Fulkerson Prize, the Dantzig Prize, and the John von Neumann Theory Prize. Nemirovski earned his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, both in Math, from Moscow State University. He earned a Soviet degree of Doctor of Physical & Mathematical Sciences from Kiev Institute of Cybernetics.

Adjunct Professor appointments are made on a three-year renewable basis.


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  • Created By: Ruth Gregory
  • Created: 09/11/2007
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016

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