INFORMS Fellows: Class of 2008

Ravindra K. Ahuja
Innovative Scheduling, Inc. and the University of Florida Gainesville College of Engineering, Gainesville, FL

For algorithmic research in network optimization, for the development of innovative methods in transportation scheduling, and for his contributions to practice in the railroad industry.

Linda Argote
Tepper School of Business,
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

For advances in understanding the roles that learning, knowledge transfer, and organizational memory play in firms, and for editorial leadership in organization science.

Robert Bordley
General Motors Operations Research Group, Troy, MI

For advancing and applying operations research and decision analysis at General Motors Corporation, with resulting significant impacts on strategies and revenues, and for service to the profession.

Paul Glasserman
Columbia University Business School, New York, NY

For contributions to Monte Carlo simulation, applied probability, and related applications in financial engineering and operations management.


Frieda (Silber) Granot
Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

For educational and administrative leadership, and for contributions to optimization.


Alexander Meeraus
GAMS Development Corporation, Washington, D.C.

For contributions to the design, implementation and commercial development of modeling languages and solution methodology for large scale optimization and economic analysis.


Richard E. Nance
Virginia Tech (Professor Emeritus) and Orca Computer, Inc., Blacksburg, VA

For long-standing editorial service in the establishment and advancement of the literature on computer simulation, and for contributions to methodology and software environments enabling large-scale simulation model development.


Gregory S. Parnell
United States Military Academy, West Point, NY

For service to INFORMS and contributions to the practice of military operations research with a focus on decision analysis.


Jianjun (Jan) Shi
H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

For development of stream-of-variation theory and its contributions to quality improvements in manufacturing and other complex systems, and for leadership in education and the INFORMS community.


Steven M. Shugan
Warrington College of Business Administration,
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

For contributions to defensive marketing strategy, channel strategy, services, and cognitive costs, and, as an Editor, for being instrumental in the rapid ascension of the journal Marketing Science.


Richard Staelin
Fuqua School of Business,
Duke University, Durham, NC

For service to INFORMS, including Presidency of the INFORMS Society for Marketing Science and Editorship of Marketing Science, and for research contributions to multiple subfields within marketing science.


Ruth J. Williams
University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA

For contributions to the theory of stochastic networks, particularly diffusion approximations for systems in heavy traffic.