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Field member Christine Shoemaker named 2014 SIAM Fellow

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Christine Shoemaker is among 32 SIAM members recognized as Fellows of the society for making...

Yale T. Herer BS ’86, Ph.D. ’90 and Retsef Levi Ph.D. ’05 win Daniel H. Wagner Prize

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Working with Yedioth Group, alums win prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice.

ORIE Professor Emeritus and Mrs. Prabhu establish the Rabindranath Tagore Modern Literature Lecture Series

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The series honors Bengali poet, painter, writer, musician, and Nobel Prize laureate Tagore.

Michael Zak ’75 honors emeritus professor William Maxwell in Gates Hall

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The Maxwell Room honors a professor who helped Zak become involved with Asia.

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Advanced Analysis. Optimal Results.
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D.R. Fulkerson Lectures

Dimitris Bertsimas from MIT's Operations Research Center is the guest lecturer for the 24th D.R. Fulkerson Lectures.

What is OR?

Operations Research (OR) applies scientific method to the management of organized systems in business, industry, government and other enterprises.