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Reminder: Call for Nominations, Editor-in-Chief, Stochastic Systems

  • 1.  Reminder: Call for Nominations, Editor-in-Chief, Stochastic Systems

    Posted 06-14-2022 09:41
    The term of Professor Shane Henderson as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Stochastic Systems (SSy) will expire on December 31, 2022. Based on recommendations from the INFORMS Publications Committee, the President of INFORMS has appointed a committee to conduct a full search for a new Editor-in-Chief (EiC). The committee intends to propose a candidate for approval by INFORMS no later than August 1, 2022.

    All members of INFORMS are invited to participate in this process. The committee seeks your opinions and comments on (1) the current state of the journal; (2) recommendations for change, if any; and (3) candidates for Editor-in-Chief.

    Qualifications for the Editor-in-Chief of Stochastic Systems will include:

    • A demonstrated interest in a broad range of topics in the field
    • A demonstrated record of excellence in research in the field
    • Dedication and enthusiasm for Stochastic Systems
    • Significant editorial experience
    • Vision of the role of scholarly publications in the electronic and open-access age
    • Commitment to the workload involved
    • Ability to effectively, efficiently, and equitably manage the editorial board and editorial process
    • Strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to work with people
    Further information about the journal is available at the Stochastic Systems website:

    The committee is chaired by Peter W. Glynn (Stanford University), and includes as committee members: Sem Borst (TU-Eindhoven), Henry Lam (Columbia University), Amy Ward (University of Chicago), and committee liaison from the INFORMS Publications Committee, Maria Mayorga (North Carolina State University).

    Please submit comments, recommendations, and nominations (including self-nominations) by June 30, 2022Any nominations should include a discussion of why the individual is well-suited for the EiC position and (to the extent known) the willingness of the proposed candidate to serve as EiC. To preserve anonymity for those who request it, we ask that this information be sent by email with "SSy EIC Search" in the subject line to Matthew Walls of INFORMS ( If anonymity is requested, he will strip any identifying data from the email before passing it onwards to the committee. (If no anonymity request is made, the identity of the sender will be revealed to the committee.)

    Walls Matthew
    Director of Publications
    Catonsville MD