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INFORMS names Fellow Award Winners

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

LINTHICUM, MD - The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) today announced the recipients of the second annual INFORMS Fellow Awards.

As a professional society whose members have made significant contributions to the advancement of the fields of operations research and management science, recognition by INFORMS of distinguished members highlights their individual contributions, as well as the collective contribution of the profession.

The 2003 recipients are -
Arnold I. Barnett - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA.
David E. Boyce - University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Erhan Cinlar - Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
George S. Fishman - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Donald P. Gaver - Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
Benjamin Lev - University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI
Katta G. Murty - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Uriel G. Rothblum - Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Lee W. Schruben - University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Suresh P. Sethi - University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX
Edward A. Silver - University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
Robert L. Smith - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Marlin U. Thomas - Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

INFORMS inaugurated the Fellow Award in 2002 to recognize several categories of outstanding achievements in the field, including academic research in operations research; the practice of operations research; operations research on the management level of organizations; education in the O.R. field; and service to the association and the profession.

This year's awards were presented at an October 21 luncheon given during the society's annual meeting in Atlanta.


Additional information is available at the INFORMS newsroom, which can be found online at

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) is an international scientific society with 10,000 members, including Nobel Prize laureates, dedicated to applying scientific methods to help improve decision-making, management, and operations. Members of INFORMS work in business, government, and academia. They are represented in fields as diverse as airlines, health care, law enforcement, the military, the stock market, and telecommunications. The INFORMS website is at

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