Six ISyE Faculty Earn prestigious INFORMS Fellow Award

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Six ISyE faculty members were honored with an inaugural “INFORMS Fellow Award” at the Institute’s Annual Meeting in San Jose, California, in November: John Jarvis, Ellis Johnson, George Nemhauser, H. Donald Ratliff, William B. Rouse, and Michael E. Thomas.

INFORMS (the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) is a 10,000-member professional society representing members in the fields of operations research, management science, and related disciplines. The Fellows Award recognizes distinguished individuals who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments and experience in these sciences, and who are long-standing members of the INFORMS society.

“We established this award as a means to recognize illustrious commitment on the part of our members to the INFORMS society and the industry at large in the areas of research, education, service to the profession and to the society, and the management of OR/MS organizations,” said Mark S. Daskin, Chair of the Professional Recognition Committee for INFORMS.

ISyE is pleased to honor these distinguished faculty members:

Dr. John Jarvis the former chair of ISyE and now serves as executive director of The Logistics Institute Asia-Pacific. His professional interests include transportation, distribution, and logistics; networks and linear programming; operations research; and optimization.

Dr. Ellis Johnson is the Coca-Cola Chaired Professor. His research interests in logistics include crew scheduling and real-time repair, fleet assignment and routing, distribution planning, network problems, and combinatorial optimization.

Dr. George Nemhauser is the A. Russell Chandler Chaired Professor. A former co-director of Tech’s Logistics Engineering Center, his current interests are in solving large-scale mixed-integer programming problems.

Dr. Donald Ratliff, executive director of The Logistics Institute, is UPS and Regents’ Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE). His current research and logistics competencies include intermodal network design, supply chain integration, delivery strategies, cross docking, vender managed resupply, real-time routing, shipment planning, logistics performance measurement, and container port operations.

Dr. Michael E. Thomas, former professor, chair of ISyE, and Institute provost, is the executive director of the Center for Internet Research, Policy, and Application. He is responsible for increasing collaboration, expanding research opportunities, and forging new research alliances in information security, information technology policy e-business, and new hardware and software systems.

William B. Rouse is the H. Milton and Carolyn J. Stewart Chair of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. He has more than 30 years of experience in individual and organizational decision making and problem solving, decision support systems, and information systems. Dr. Rouse has consulted with numerous enterprises in the private, public, and non-profit sectors.


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  • Created:11/25/2002
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