In Memoriam: Marius M. Solomon, 1955-2016

Marius M. Solomon

Marius M. Solomon, a longtime professor at Northeastern University, an INFORMS Fellow and a well-known thought leader in the management science field, passed away Sept. 28 at the age of 61.

A professor of supply chain and information management in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University in Boston where he spent his entire professional career, Dr. Solomon served INFORMS in several capacities, including president of the INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Section and associate editor of the INFORMS journals Operations Research and Transportation Science.

The group coordinator for the Supply Chain and Information Management Group at Northeastern from 2008-2014, Professor Solomon taught operations and supply chain courses for undergraduate, graduate and executive students from 1983-2016.

Born on Feb. 2, 1955, in Bucharest, Romania, Dr. Solomon received his Ph.D. in decision sciences from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. He also earned a master’s degree in dynamical systems and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Professor Solomon’s research and consulting interests focused on the development and implementation of design, planning and execution methodologies leading to improved supply chain agility. He made major contributions to the development of optimization approaches for time sensitive aspects of supply chains that benefit the public and private sectors. He published numerous articles addressing time constrained vehicle fleet planning, routing and crew scheduling, supply chain design, and the management of advanced manufacturing and warehousing systems.

A worldwide traveler, Professor Solomon is remembered by his friends and colleagues for “recounting his adventures during lunches and dinners, filling rooms with laughter and joy. He was a great friend, a respected colleague, and a passionate teacher, and he will be dearly missed by all of us in the Northeastern University community.”

Professor Solomon is survived by his daughters Hannah N. Solomon and Arielle M. Solomon of Milton, Mass.

Sources: Northeastern University,
The Boston Globe, INFORMS