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October 24, 2016

Department chair elected Fellow of INFORMS

Written By: Katie Leung


Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) Professor and Chair Jeff Linderoth has been elected Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) for the class of 2016.

INFORMS Fellows are selected for their outstanding lifetime achievement in operations research and the management science (OR/MS). Fellows also demonstrate exceptional accomplishment and have made significant contributions to the advancement of the field of OR/MS.

Throughout Linderoth’s career, which has included positions in government (at the National Argonne Laboratory) and the private sector, to his new position as department chair, he has been a leader in the field of large-scale computational optimization as well as a lynchpin for the optimization group in Wisconsin. While working at Argonne, Linderoth effectively solved several open problems that had stumped the optimization community for years.

When he isn’t solving open optimization problems, Linderoth is mentoring several junior optimization faculty as well as guiding postdoctoral researchers who are continuing his tradition and making their mark on the optimization community.

Linderoth is a leader in not only his field but also on campus through his work on several committees at both the college and university level including serving as chair of Physical Science Divisional Committee in 2013-2014.

He also serves as co-editor of Optima, the Mathematical Optimization Society newsletter and as area editor of Stochastic, Robust, and Global Optimization for the Mathematical Programming Computation.

Since 2003, Linderoth has served as the associate editor of INFORMS Journal on Computing and has held numerous positions within INFORMS, including newsletter editor, secretary-treasurer and as a member of the board of directors.