INFORMS Board of Director Takes Office with Editor of IIE Transactions as President

HANOVER, MD, January 2, 2010 - The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) today announced its 2010 Board of Directors, which took office at the beginning of the year.

Susan L. Albin is the 2010 President of INFORMS. She is Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rutgers University. Her research field is high-dimensional multivariate process monitoring and control, data mining, profile monitoring, and multiresponse optimization.

She is Editor-in-Chief of IIE Transactions, the flagship journal in the field of industrial engineering.

Her work has been applied in semiconductor manufacturing, plastics recycling, food processing, and medical devices.

Dr. Albin received her doctorate from Columbia University and worked at Bell Laboratories. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Department of Defense, and industrial companies. She helped found graduate degree programs in Quality Engineering at Peninsula Technikon, Cape Town.

Dr. Albin previously served in numerous positions on the INFORMS board, including Secretary. She was an Associate Editor for the INFORMS journal Management Science. She is a Fellow of IIE, an institute of industrial engineers. She received the Rutgers School of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award in 2008.

The members of the 2010 INFORMS Board of Directors are:


Susan L. Albin

Professor and Graduate Director, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Rutgers University

Rina Schneur
Rina R. Schneur
Director, Verizon Network & Technology
Anton Kleywegt
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Stephen M. Robinson
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Industrial and Systems Engineering & Computer Sciences
Past President
Don N. Kleinmuntz
Strata Decision Technology, LLC
Executive Vice President
Vice President/Education
Jayashankar M. Swaminathan
Kay and Van Weatherspoon Distinguished Professor, The Kenan-Flagler Business School
Professor, Statistics and Operations Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Vice President/Information Technology
Warren Lieberman Warren Lieberman
President, Veritec Solutions
Vice President/International Activities
Judy Jin
Judy Jin
University of Michigan
IOE Department
Vice President/Marketing, Communications, and Outreach
Anne G. Robinson
Sr. Manager, Information and Data Strategy, Customer Value Chain Management
Vice President/Membership and Professional Recognition
Pinar Keskinocak
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Vice President/Meetings
Robin Lougee
Research Staff Member and Program Manager, COIN-OR
IBM Research
Vice President/Publications
Terry P. Harrison
Penn State University
Earl P. Strong Executive Education Professor of Business and Professor of Supply Chain and Information Systems
Vice President/Practice Activities
Jack Levis
Jack Levis
United Parcel Service
Director of Process Management
Vice President/Chapters and Fora
Stefan Karisch
Stefan Karisch
Director, Operations Research and Optimization
Vice President/Sections and Societies
Ariela Sofer
Professor and Chair, George Mason University
Department of Systems Engineering & Operations Research
Executive Director, INFORMS
Mark Doherty
Executive Director, INFORMS

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