We are pleased that four ACO Program Faculty members were named Class of 2009 SIAM Fellows. Bill Cook was recognized for contributions to the Traveling Salesman Problem and other combinatorial optimization problems, Ellis Johnson for contributions to combinatorial optimization and its application to logistical problems, George Nemhauser for contributions to scheduling methodology and large-scale combinatorial optimization problems, and Prasad Tetali for contributions to discrete mathematics and algorithms.
The membership of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) approved the SIAM Fellows Program in 2008 to designate as Fellows of the Society certain members who have made outstanding contributions to fields served by SIAM. The goals of the SIAM Fellows Program are
- to honor SIAM members who are recognized by their peers as distinguished for their contributions to the discipline,
- to help make outstanding SIAM members more competitive for awards and honors when they are being compared with colleagues from other disciplines, and
- to support the advancement of SIAM members to leadership positions in their own institutions and in the broader society.
More on the program can be found at fellows.siam.org.