INFORMS News: INFORMS welcomes 12 Fellows

INFORMS President Ed Kaplan (far left) and Committee Chair Jim Dyer (far right) welcome the Class of 2016 Fellows during a special luncheon held in conjunction with the 2016 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

INFORMS President Ed Kaplan (far left) and Committee Chair Jim Dyer (far right) welcome the Class of 2016 Fellows during a special luncheon held in conjunction with the 2016 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

INFORMS honored 12 new Fellows for their “outstanding lifetime achievement in operations research and the management sciences” at a special luncheon during the 2016 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn. INFORMS Fellows have “demonstrated exceptional accomplishments and made significant contributions to the advancement of operations research and management science over a period of time.” The award, which brings together the very best operations researchers and analytics experts throughout the world, recognizes outstanding achievement in five areas: education, management, practice, research and service.

The 2016 Fellow honorees include:

Stephen P. Boyd, Stanford University, for exceptional teaching and broad dissemination of convex optimization and outstanding research leading to innovative formulations and algorithms for problems across a wide array of disciplines.

Kevin Glazebrook, Lancaster University, for fundamental contributions to the theory and practice of operations research in the area of applied probability and for pioneering initiatives in doctoral education.

Peter J. Haas, IBM Research Division, for sustained and fundamental contributions to discrete-event simulation and interactive sampling-based analytics for massive data sets, as well as for significant service to the simulation community.

Jeff Linderoth, University of Wisconsin-Madison, for fundamental contributions to research in computational mathematical programming, specifically for mixed-integer programming, global and stochastic optimization and grid computing, and for leadership in all aspects of computing within operations research.  

Sanjay Mehrotra, Northwestern University, for contributions to continuous, discrete and stochastic optimization methodology and their impact on O.R. technology implementation and application.

George J. Miller, Altarum Institute, for contributions to O.R. practice and models in military, environmental, emergency preparedness and healthcare areas with successful implementations and broad high-level impact to humankind and society.

Georgia Perakis, MIT, for exceptional research, spanning theory to practice with important contributions to variational inequalities, the price of anarchy, dynamic pricing and data analytics, and for her dedicated mentorship of a future generation of O.R. scholars.

Mauricio G. C. Resende, Amazon.com, Inc., for major contributions to the development and application of metaheuristics for optimization problems, including the invention of the widely used greedy randomized adaptive search procedure.

Ariela Sofer, George Mason University, for her contributions to nonlinear optimization and especially its application to medical diagnosis and treatment, to O.R. education and for her leadership in and service to INFORMS and to the profession.

Tamás Terlaky, Lehigh University, for fundamental contributions to the theory, algorithms, computational methodology and applications of optimization, as well as his exemplary mentorship and distinguished service to the INFORMS community.

Paolo Toth, University of Bologna, Italy, for his outstanding methodological contribution to the field of combinatorial optimization and for the application of his knowledge to the solution of railway planning problems.

Pascal Van Hentenryck, University of Michigan, for his scientific contributions to constraint programming, discrete optimization, global optimization, local search and stochastic optimization, as well as his many contributions to the practice of operations research and the education of future practitioners.