INFORMS Fellows: Class of 2020

Susan Albin
Professor, Industrial Engineering
Rutgers University
For research advancing the field of quality engineering, contributions to innovative education, and for extraordinary service to INFORMS and the broader operations research/industrial engineering communities.
Saif Benjaafar

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Director of the Initiative on the Sharing Economy

University of Minnesota

For fundamental contributions to the science and engineering of operations with applications in supply chains, manufacturing, service systems, and the sharing economy, and for exceptional academic leadership and service.
Manoj Chari

Director of Data Science


Otis Elevator Company

For outstanding leadership in operations research and analytics software development at SAS Institute, for excellence in the practice of operations research and analytics, and for service contributions to INFORMS.
David Goldsman

Director of Master’s Programs and Professor
H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

For fundamental contributions to simulation-analysis procedures and statistical ranking-and-selection procedures; and for service through leadership of professional societies, conferences, and educational outreach activities.
Oleg Gusikhin

IoT and Analytics Innovation Technical Leader

Ford Motor Company.

For sustained high-impact contributions to supply chain risk management, production  scheduling, vehicle sequencing, and assembly line layout and for pioneering work in connected vehicle analytics at Ford Motor Company.
Illya Hicks

Professor in the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics


Rice University

For outstanding leadership in diversity issues and for fundamental contributions to the theory and practice of discrete optimization.
Jionghua (Judy) Jin 

Professor, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering

Director of Manufacturing Program of Integrative Systems and Design Division


University of Michigan.

For fundamental contributions in the research of data analytics methodology in quality engineering, broad impact in the manufacturing industry, and distinguished service to INFORMS and the industrial engineering profession.
Janny Leung

Professor, Choi Kai Yau College


University of Macau

For extensive contributions to educational planning and leadership, multidimensional service to INFORMS, and theoretical and applied research contributions to integer programming, transportation, and logistics.
Nelson Maculan

Professor of Optimization Department of Systems Engineering and Computer Science


Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

For outstanding leadership in the development of operations research in Brazil and Latin America, including forming generations of operations research academics and founding the Latin-American Association of Operations Research Societies.
Glenn Wegryn, CAP

Executive Director

University of Cincinnati Center for Business Analytics

For outstanding leadership and management of operations research at Procter & Gamble, and for outstanding OR/MS and analytics practice in supply chain management.


Assaf Zeevi


Graduate School of Business


Columbia University

For outstanding research in applied probability and the integration of statistical learning theory with dynamic decision making, with applications in revenue management and predictive analytics.

Stefanos Zenios 

Professor of Entrepreneurship and Professor of Operations, Information, and Technology


Stanford University

For excellence in research in healthcare policy and kidney exchange research, and for excellence in operations management education.