INFORMS Fellows: Class of 2022

Please help us congratulate:


Rajan Batta

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Diversity, and SUNY Distinguished Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering University at Buffalo For advanced theoretical research and use-inspired models for addressing location, layout, security, and HAZMAT transport problems; and for sustained outstanding academic education and leadership.

William J. Browning

CEO & Founder Applied Mathematics, Inc. For outstanding operations analysis contributions to the United States Navy Submarine Force tactical effectiveness, and for exceptional service to INFORMS and the INFORMS Roundtable.

Richard Church

Distinguished Professor Emeritus University of California - Santa Barbara For contributions to facility location theory and modeling, forest reserve planning, and spatial resilience planning.

Elsayed A. Elsayed

Distinguished Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Rutgers University

For innovative contributions to theory and applications in reliability engineering, distinguished contributions in education, and the leadership service to industrial engineering and INFORMS professional societies.

Julie Simmons Ivy

Professor, Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Fitts Faculty Fellow in Health Systems Engineering            

North Carolina State University

For service and significant contributions in healthcare and hunger relief, which have advanced the stature and recognition of the OR/MS profession making it more inclusive for underrepresented members.

Daniel Kuhn

Professor of Operations Research


For pioneering work and thought leadership in distributionally robust and multistage robust optimization, including applications in operations research, management science, and machine learning.

Anne Robinson

Chief Strategy Officer


For sustained excellence in service to INFORMS and the profession, and for outstanding contributions to practice and management through applications of operations research and advanced analytics to supply chain management, and for championing industry-academic collaboration.
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Andrew Schaefer

Noah Harding Chair and Professor of Computational Applied Mathematics and Operations Research

Rice University

For fundamental contributions to optimizing disease treatment decisions and optimization under uncertainty.

Katya Scheinberg

Professor, Operations Research and Information Engineering

Cornell University

For outstanding research contributions to continuous optimization, particularly derivative-free optimization and the interface of optimization and machine learning, as well as outstanding service and leadership.
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Karen Smilowitz

James N. and Margie M. Krebs Professor in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences

Northwestern University

For outstanding research in transportation, logistics, and nonprofit operations, significant contributions to the practice of O.R. for social good, and advancing equity and diversity.

Julie Swann

A. Doug Allison Distinguished Professor and Department Head 

North Carolina State University

For significant research and impact on health and humanitarian systems, outstanding educational contributions, excellence in service and academic leadership, and distinguished contributions in advocacy of the profession to the public.

Enver Y├╝cesan

The Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Chaired Professor in International Management 

INSEAD Business School

For outstanding service, education, and research contributions to the international simulation community.