Robert Gary Bland
Professor Robert Bland received B.S. (1969), M.S. (1972) and Ph.D. (1974) degrees from Cornell University. Ph.D. student of D.R. Fulkerson, NSF Graduate Fellow. CORE Postdoctoral Fellow (1975-1977), Guest Professor European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (1976-1977), Sloan Foundation Fellow (1978-1982). Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences at SUNY Binghamton (1974-1978), Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Operations Research at Cornell University 1978- present.
Linear Programming, Combinatorial Optimization
Optimization, game theory
Engineering Education, Final Exam Scheduling
- 2008. "A unified interpretation of several combinatorial dualities." Discrete Optimization 5 (2): 337-349. .
- 1993. "A Nonextremal Camion Basis." Linear Algebra and Its Applications 187: 195-199. .
- 1993. "An empirical study of network flow algorithms." In Network flows and matching: First dimacs implementation challenge , edited by D.S. Johnson and C.C. McGeogh , 119-156. . .
- 1989. "Large traveling salesman problems arising from experiments in x-ray crystallography." Operations Research Letters 8 (125-28). .
- 1977. "New finite pivoting rules for the simplex method." Mathematics of Operations Research 2 (103-07). .
Selected Awards and Honors
- Outstanding Educator Award -for having most influenced Merrill Presidential Scholar(3 times) (Cornell University) 2009
- Sloan Foundation Fello (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation)
- Professor of the Year Award selected by ORIE Undergarduate majors (2 times) (Cornell University, ORIE)
- BS (Industrial Engineering), Cornell Univeristy, 1969
- MS (Operations Research), Cornell University, 1972
- Ph D (Operations Research), Cornell University, 1974