INFORMS Fellows: Class of 2021

Congratulations to:


 Ritu Agarwal


Distinguished University Professor and Dean's Chair of Information Systems 

University of Maryland

For pioneering contributions to information systems research in the application of digital technologies and analytics to healthcare and for dedicated service and leadership in the information systems community.
Russell J. Allgor

Chief Scientist, Global Delivery Services


For significant management and application of operations research and management science to design and improve logistics and fulfillment systems for e-commerce.
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Ronald Askin


Arizona State University

For excellence in academic and education innovations, for leadership and contributions to INFORMS, and for widely recognized practice-oriented research in manufacturing and production systems.
Stephen Chick

Professor of Technology and Operations Management, Novartis Chaired Professor of Healthcare Management


For outstanding work in stochastic modeling with significant impact on healthcare research, practice, and policymaking.
John Fowler

Motorola Professor of International Business

Arizona State University

For significant contributions to the solution of operations problems in semiconductor manufacturing, supply chains and healthcare; sustained service to the profession; and dedicated mentoring of students, colleagues, and collaborators.
David Gamarnik
  Nanyang Technological University Professor of Operations Research 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
For fundamental contributions to the analysis of complex stochastic networks and the understanding of stochastic phenomena.
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Nicholas G. Hall

Berry Professor, Fisher College of Business

The Ohio State University

For exceptional service to INFORMS and for fundamental contributions to scheduling theory and project management.
Robert Leachman

Professor, IEOR Department

University of California, Berkeley

For notable contributions to applied research and implementation of innovative production planning methodologies and manufacturing processes management in multiple industries, particularly semiconductor chip manufacturing.
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Mark E. Lewis

Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Engineering

Cornell University


For great impact in advancing minority issues, extended professional service to INFORMS, excellence in academic leadership, and research and teaching in stochastic modeling.
Irvin Lustig

Optimization Principal

Princeton Consulting

For sustained contributions to the development of optimization software and innovative and impactful service to the profession.
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Alice E. Smith

Joe W. Forehand/Accenture Distinguished Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering with a joint appointment in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Auburn University

For contributions to the use of bio-inspired optimization algorithms and for distinguished service to the profession and to education.
Alexander (Aleksandr) Stolyar


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

For fundamental contributions to applied probability and advancing the frontiers of queueing theory motivated by telecommunication systems.