INFORMS NEWS: People

Dr. Michael J. Armstrong, an associate professor in the Goodman School of Business at Brock University near Niagara Falls, Ontario, has been named one of Canada’s Fulbright Scholars for 2013-2014. The $25,000 award will fund his stay as the Visiting Research Chair in War and Peace Studies at Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., from January to May 2014. While there he will be collaborating on interdisciplinary studies that combine operations research with military history and international affairs.

Fulbright Canada is a bi-national organization created to encourage mutual understanding between Canada and the United States through academic and cultural exchange. It is supported by the Canadian and U.S. government and a diverse group of corporate sponsors, charitable trusts and university partners. It provides approximately 15 to 20 Fulbright Scholar awards each year to Canadian professors so that they can carry out research and/or teaching projects at American universities.

Shyam Chadha

Shyam Chadha (photo) recently retired as professor emeritus from the Mathematics Department of the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. During his 29 years with the department, Chadha developed and taught various courses on operations research, non-linear programming, linear programming and theory of games. Professor Chadha has published about 50 research papers in various international journals and guided about 20 students for Ph.D.s, master’s and independent studies in various disciplines of operations.

Chadha received his Ph.D. in 1973 from the University of Delhi, India. Before joining the Mathematics Department at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, he taught operations research at Delhi University and developed and taught a course on operations research at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica.