Harris Is Awarded Kimball Medal

Posted: November 24, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Nov. 8, Carl Harris, BDM International Professor of Information Technology and Operations Research, was awarded the 1999 George E. Kimball Medal from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) for “distinguished and enthusiastic service” to the operations research profession.

Harris was long involved in the Operations Research Society of America (ORSA), serving as secretary, president, and area/associate editor for the ORSA Journal of Computing, Queuing Systems, Operations Research, and International Abstracts of Operational Research. He was a member or chair of nearly every ORSA committee, and represented the organization on many national science and engineering committees. He also was chairman of the District of Columbia chapter of The Institute of Management Sciences (TIMS). ORSA and TIMS have since merged into INFORMS.

Harris taught at George Washington University, Syracuse University, and the University of Virginia before coming to George Mason in 1985. He is the author or coauthor of approximately 80 refereed papers, editor of three volumes of research papers, and coauthor of two large queuing software packages. He also is coeditor of the Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science.

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