School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
George L. Nemhauser was born in New York
City and was educated at the Bronx High School of Science, City College of
New York (B.Ch.E. 1958) and Northwestern University (M.S. 1959, Ph.D.
He joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins
University as Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Industrial
Engineering in 1961. In 1970, he was appointed Professor of Operations
Research and Industrial Engineering at Cornell University and Leon Welch
Professor in 1984. He served as School Director during the period 1977 -
1983. He came to Georgia Tech's School of Industrial and Systems
Engineering in 1985 as the A. Russell Chandler Professor and was appointed
Institute Professor in 1991. He is also co director of the Logistics
Engineering Center. He has held visiting faculty positions at the
University of Leeds, U.K. and the University of Louvain, Belgium. At
Louvain he worked at the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics
and was Research Director for 2 years.
His principal research interests are in the
area of discrete optimization. He is the author of 3 books and more than
100 papers. He has supervised more than 40 doctoral dissertations. His
current interests are in solving large-scale mixed integer programming
problems and he is actively working on several real world problems,
especially the application of discrete optimization in logistics and
transportation. He is one of the developers of MINTO, a software system
for solving mixed-integer programs.
His honors and awards include membership in
the National Academy of Engineering, Kimball medal and Lanchester prize
(twice) and Morse lecturer of ORSA. He received awards for outstanding
teaching at Johns Hopkins.
He has served ORSA as Council Member,
President and Editor of Operations Research. He is the founding Editor of
Operations Research Letters. He is co-editor of Handbooks of Operations
Research and Management Science. He is the Past Chairman of the
Mathematical Programming Society.
He has served various government agencies
including NSF, NIST and NRC. He is a member of the Sports Scheduling