INFORMS Fellows: Class of 2023

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M. Selim Aktürk

Department of Industrial Engineering
Bilkent University

For exceptional leadership in the development of industrial engineering and operations research in Turkey; for longstanding teaching and mentorship of future scholars; and for research contributions on airline disruption management.

Maged Dessouky

Dean's Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering
University of Southern California

For contributions in transportation, logistics, operations research, and management science; sustained academic and professional leadership; and for dedicated service in these areas.

Ozlem Ergun

College of Engineering Distinguished Professor
Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Northeastern University 

For the application of O.R. methods to humanitarian and health systems, emergency response, and transportation and logistics problems; and establishing a community of O.R. professionals with interest in public programs.

Arnold Greenland

Distinguished Engineer, IBM Corporation, Retired

Professor of the Practice, University of Maryland, Retired

For leadership and impact on multiple projects applying operations research in industry, and sustained service to the INFORMS Practice community.

Simge Küçükyavuz

Chair and David A. and Karen Richards Sachs Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
McCormick School of Engineering
Northwestern University

For outstanding research in mixed-integer optimization and stochastic optimization, as well as distinguished service to, and leadership in, the profession.

Andrea Lodi

Andrew H. and Ann R. Tisch Professor
Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute
Cornell Tech and Technion - IIT


For theoretical and computational contributions in discrete optimization, especially powerful primal heuristic methods to quickly find high-quality feasible solutions and breakthroughs in exploiting the dual side of integer programming.

Ranganath Nuggehalli

Principal Scientist

For advancing and promoting the practice of Operations Research  and Management Sciences and for sustained service to the INFORMS Practice community by  enhancing collaboration between industry and academic O.R. professionals.
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Ted Ralphs

Industrial and Systems Engineering
Lehigh University

For contributions to the field of discrete optimization, leadership in developing high-quality open source software, and service contributions to the operations research community.

Rhonda Righter

Professor and Ronald W. Wolff Chancellor's Chair in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
University of California

For research, education, and professional leadership in the theory and application of stochastic modeling and control in manufacturing, service, telecommunication, and computing systems. 

J. Cole Smith

Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science
Syracuse University

For sustained leadership and service to INFORMS and the profession; impactful research in integer programming, network interdiction, and multilevel optimization; and for distinguished leadership in academia.

Kwok-Leung Tsui

Grado Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Virginia Tech

For contributions to pioneering research in robust design and long-established research in data science with an impact on manufacturing and other industries, and for leadership in education and within the INFORMS community.

Peiling Wu-Smith

Manager, Program Lead, & Technical Fellow; Enterprise Data, Analytics, & Insights; General Motors

For advancing and applying Operations Research at General Motors through broad and high-impact contributions to quantitative choice modeling in vehicle contenting, electric vehicle adoption, revenue management, and future mobility alternatives; and promoting research collaboration with academia to mentor future O.R. professionals.