INFORMS News: INFORMS Fellows Class of 2017

INFORMS welcomes the 2017 Class of Fellows at a special luncheon in Houston.

INFORMS welcomes the 2017 Class of Fellows at a special luncheon in Houston.

INFORMS honored 12 new Fellows for their “outstanding lifetime achievement in operations research and the management sciences” at a special luncheon during the 2017 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Houston. 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 2017 Fellow honorees include:

Jeffrey M. Alden (General Motors) for advancing the application of operations research at General Motors through broad and high-impact contributions to manufacturing, engineering and the development of advanced analytics problem-solving tools.

Jeffrey D. Camm (Wake Forest University) for outstanding contributions to the teaching of OR/MS, for outstanding advocacy and contributions to the practice of OR/MS, for excellent leadership in academia as an advocate for OR/MS and analytics and for long-standing distinguished service to INFORMS and the profession.

James J. Cochran (University of Alabama) for outstanding contributions to operations research education around the world and for service to the profession.

Shane G. Henderson (Cornell University) for contributions in simulation, simulation-optimization methodology and applied probability in O.R. practice in emergency services logistics with broad impact, for distinguished professional service and outstanding education contributions.

David Morton (Northwestern University) for outstanding research in stochastic optimization, contributions to O.R. practice, and for serving as a mentor and leader in the field.

Andy Philpott (University of Auckland) for contributions to formulation and implementation of optimization models for efficient operations of electric power systems and markets, and for exemplary service as an educator and leader in the INFORMS community.

R. Ravi (Carnegie Mellon University) for contributions to the understanding of algorithms in combinatorial optimization, their application in business and technology, and for educational innovation in operations research.

Edwin Romeijn (Georgia Institute of Technology) for outstanding contributions in research to optimization and supply chain management, and healthcare, education academic leadership, and service to INFORMS and the profession.

Andrzej Ruszczynski (Rutgers University) for outstanding contributions to stochastic optimization theory and practice including innovative representations of risk and novel computational methods.

Susan M. Sanchez (Naval Postgraduate School) for advancing the defense community’s use of data farming, sustained research contributions to the design and analysis of large-scale simulation experiments, and distinguished service to INFORMS and the simulation profession.

Jing-Sheng Jeannette Song (Duke University) for deep, sustained research contributions to the fields of inventory theory and supply chain management.Mark S. Squillante (IBM Research) for fundamental contributions to the theory and practice of applied probability and stochastic optimization and control.