The Elected Fellow is a distinguished professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Lehigh University

Tamás Terlaky, George N. and Soteria Kledaras ’87 Endowed Chair Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering of Lehigh University, has been elected to The Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). The election was announced on June 15, 2020. The Induction Ceremony, will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia in June 2021.

Professor Terlaky is a leading optimization expert with four authored books and over 180 scientific papers. He is Founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Optimization and Engineering. Currently, Tamás is a faculty member of Lehigh’s ISE Department that he chaired during 2008-2017. He previously served as Canada Research Chair in Optimization at McMaster University, Founding Director of Canada's first School of Computational Engineering and Science. He received the MITACS Mentorship Award, the Award of Merit of CORS, the Wagner Prize of INFORMS, and the Outstanding Innovation in Service Science Engineering Award of IISE. He is a Fellow of the Fields Institute, INFORMS and SIAM, and serves as Vice President of INFORMS.

Fellows of the CAE are nominated and elected by their peers in consideration of their accomplishments and long-standing service to the engineering profession.

The Canadian Academy of Engineering is the national institution through which Canada’s most distinguished engineers provide strategic council on significant matters of most importance to Canada.

Terlaky says:

"It is the highest honor to be elected to the prestigious national Canadian Academy of Engineering. It is very moving to see how much my Canadian colleagues value my contributions stemming from my 'Canadian decade'. My contact to Canada, the Canadian engineering and scientific community remain strong, the School of Computational Engineering and Science keeps making impact, and last but not least, my son lives in Canada".