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, mathematics of legislative appointment
Engineering Education, Final Exam Scheduling
- 1977. "New finite pivoting rules for the simplex method." Mathematics of Operations Research 2 (103-07). .
- 1978. "Orientability of Matroids." Journal of Combinatorial Theory Series B 24 (1): 94-123. .
- 2010. "Flows in Networks by L.R. Ford Jr. and D.R. Fulkerson". Princeton Landmarks in Mathematics and Physics Series. (pp. ix-xv) 208. Princeton, New Jersey, United States: Princeton University Press. .
- 1981. "The Allocation of Resources by Linear-Programming." Scientific American 244 (6): 126-144. .
- 2008. "A unified interpretation of several combinatorial dualities." Discrete Optimization 5 (2): 337-349. .
Selected Awards and Honors
- Outstanding Educator Award -for having most influenced Merrill Presidential Scholar(3 times) (Cornell University) 2009
- Sloan Foundation Fellow (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation) 1978
- 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