Dr. Hugh Medal is an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Mississippi State University. His research and teaching interests are in mathematical programming, with an emphasis on stochastic programming and bilevel programming. He has published articles on these topics in journals such as the European Journal of Operational Research, IIE Transactions, and Networks. His 2016 article titled “Allocating protection resources to facilities when the effect of protection is uncertain” was featured in the Research Highlights section of IISE Magazine. His research has been funded by agencies such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Joint Fire Science Program, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He has been a member of INFORMS since 2005.