Bruce Golden, the France-Merrick Chair in Management Science at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, has been named as the recipient of the George E. Kimball Medal. The award, from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), is given annually for recognition of distinguished service to the Institute and to the profession of operations research and the management sciences.
Golden was recognized as the recipient at the INFORMS awards ceremony, which took place Nov. 4-7 in Phoenix.
"This is the highest honor given for distinguished service to my profession," Golden said. "It has been awarded since 1974. Saul Gass, who hired me to join the University of Maryland in 1976, as an assistant professor, won the medal himself in 1991. Tom Magnanti, my Ph.D. advisor at MIT, won the medal in 1994. I am proud to follow in their footsteps."
This award is the most recent among multiple honors conferred to Golden by INFORMS, widely recognized as the leading international association for operations research and analytics professionals.