History and Traditions Committee
The History and Traditions Committee encourages and facilitates the collection and preservation of materials relating to the history and traditions of OR/MS. Relevant materials include documents, audio, and video recordings, and other artifacts relating to the ORMS field, its founders, leaders, and notable activities. It encourages the creation and dissemination of new historical materials through articles in society publications, books, symposia, sessions at national meetings, electronic media, and other means, in order to summarize, interpret, and carry forward the history and traditions of ORMS.
Mark H. Eisner, Chair, 10/2013 - 12/31/2016
Arjang Assad, 01/01/2013 - 12/31/2018
Arthur G. Geoffrion, 01/01/2013 - 12/31/16
John D. C. Little, 01/01/2013 - 12/31/2016
Irv Lustig, 10/2013 - 12/31/2015
Anna Nagurney 1/1/2016 - 12/31/2018
Will Thomas, 10/2013 - 12/31/2017
Shaler Stidham, Jr, 10/2013 - 12/31/2017
Staff Liaison: Executive Director (Melissa Moore), Dir. Membership, Subdivisions & Int'l Activities (Mary Magrogan)
Board Liaison: L. Robin Keller, Past President
For further information on this committee, please see Section 11 of the Policy & Procedures Manual.
The committee has undertaken a multiyear project to collect historical materials about operations research and management science. The History and Traditions web site will be enhanced to assist in accessing these materials directly or via links or guidance to external locations. Watch for changes to the History and Traditions web site in 2014 and beyond.