INFORMS is the most prestigious institute for operations research and the management sciences

Lehigh ISE Professor Ted Ralphs has been elected a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). This honor is reserved for few select members of INFORMS, and in fact this year only twelve members have been elected Fellows. The newly elected Fellows will be honored at a luncheon on October 16, 2023 during the 2023 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix.

The INFORMS Fellow Award is given to recognize sustained contributions of individuals who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in operations research and the management sciences in research, practice, management, education or service.

Prof. Ralphs' research focuses mainly on various aspects of large-scale computation and optimization. His research spans theory, computation, and application, with an aim of bridging the gap between theory and practice. His current research projects explore the theoretical and computational aspects of solving large-scale optimization problems through the exploitation of sophisticated mathematical techniques and high-performance computing technologies. He has directed the Computational Optimization Research at Lehigh (COR@L) Laboratory, chaired the INFORMS Computing Society, and co-chaired Lehigh's Research Computing Steering Committee.

“It is indeed a great honor to be elected a Fellow of a society I grew up with, founded the same year I got my Ph.D. Throughout my career, INFORMS has been there and has helped guide me through all the stages of career development. This recognition means a lot.” says Ted Ralphs.