The Inducted 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 inducted a fellow of IFORS, the International Federation of Operational Research Societies. Founded in 1955, IFORS has a long history and is the only global organization in the Operations Research field.

The IFORS Fellows Award serves to recognize a distinguished individual’s contribution to international operations research and its communities. The program is very selective, and Professor Tamás Terlaky was among the only six 2021 inductees, the only one from the Americas.

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, and founder of EUROPT. 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 Egerváry Award of HORS, 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, SIAM, and the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and currently serves as Vice President of INFORMS and as editor in Chief of the Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications.

Terlaky says: “I am humbled and incredibly honored to be inducted in this distinguished group of IFORS Fellows. Serving our Operations Research communities around the World is a lifetime experience, and I sincerely appreciate the many opportunities the IFORS community provided to me”