INFORMS Open Forum

  • 1.  Announcing the INFORMS Fellows Class of 2022

    Posted 09-12-2022 09:20
    On behalf of the Selection Committee, Vicki Bier, Michael Fu, Ilya Hicks, Dorit Hochbaum, Jan Karel Lestra, Janny Leung, Mauricio Resende, Edwin Romeijn, Les Servi, Kathy Stecke, and Stefanos Zenios, I wish to congratulate this year's 2022 Class of INFORMS Fellows:

    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.

    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.

    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 Yücesan

    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.




    Sanjay Mehrotra
    Northwestern University
    Evanston IL

  • 2.  RE: Announcing the INFORMS Fellows Class of 2022

    Posted 09-12-2022 13:25
    Congratulations to all of our newly announced Fellows.

    Christy Blevins
    Catonsville MD