Edward H. Kaplan of Yale School of Management Elected INFORMS President


Ashley Smith
Public Affairs Coordinator

CATONSVILLE, MD, October 14, 2014 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) today announced that Yale School of Management Professor Edward H. Kaplan, whose pioneering work in public health and homeland security has won him numerous INFORMS awards, was elected INFORMS president in an election that concluded on September 30.

Prof. Kaplan becomes INFORMS President Elect on January 1, 2015 and starts his term as President on January 1, 2016.

Professor Kaplan is the William N. and Marie A. Beach Professor of Operations Research at the Yale School of Management, Professor of Public Health at the Yale School of Public Health, and Professor of Engineering at Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science.. His research has been reported on the front pages of the New York Times and the Jerusalem Post, editorialized in the Wall Street Journal, recognized by theNew York Times Magazine's Year in Ideas, and discussed in many other major media outlets. 

The author of more than 130 research articles, Professor Kaplan has been honored by INFORMS as an INFORMS Fellow, received the INFORMS President’s Award, and had his research recognized with the institute’s Frederick Lanchester Prize. In 1992 his team from Yale University and the City of New Haven won the competition for the association’s coveted Franz Edelman Award. He is also the winner of these INFORMS awards: Saul Gass Expository Writing Award, Philip McCord Morse Lectureship Award, and the Koopman Prize.

An elected member of both the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academies, he has also twice received the prestigious Lady Davis Visiting Professorship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he has investigated AIDS policy issues facing the State of Israel, and served on the Board of Governors of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Prof. Kaplan is also a member of the Operations Research Society of Israel, and has served as visiting professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Columbia’s Graduate School of Business, the Survey Research Center at the University of California-Berkeley, the Technion’s Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, and the Hebrew University’s School of Public Health and Department of Statistics.  His current research focuses on the application of operations research to problems in counterterrorism and homeland security.


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