George Nemhauser is the A. Russell Chandler Chaired
Professor in ISyE. He received a Ph.D. in operations
research from Northwestern University in 1961, and joined
the faculty of Johns Hopkins University where he remained
until 1969. In 1970, he joined Cornell University as
a professor in operations research and industrial engineering
and served as school director from 1977 to 1983. He
has held visiting faculty positions at the University
of Leeds, U.K., and the University of Louvain, Belgium.
Dr. Nemhauser was co-director of the Logistics Engineering
Center at Georgia Tech. He has served the Operations
Research Society of America (ORSA) as council member,
president, and editor of Operations Research, and he
is past chair of the Mathematical Programming Society.
He is the founding editor of Operations Research Letters,
and co-editor of Handbooks of Operations Research and
Dr. Nemhauser has served various governmental agencies,
including the NSF,
the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),
and the National
Research Council (NRC). He is a member of the NRCs
Board of Mathematical
Sciences. His honors and awards include membership in
the National Academy of
Engineering, the Kimball Medal, the Lanchester Prize
(twice awarded), and
Morse lecturer of ORSA. His logistics research focus
is in discrete optimization.
His current interests are in solving large-scale mixed-integer
problems. He is actively working on several applications,
especially crew and
fleet scheduling problems in the airline industry.