Edward H. Kaplan Receives INFORMS Fellow Award
New Haven, Conn., September 27, 2005—Edward H. Kaplan, the William N. and Marie A. Beach Professor of Management Sciences at the Yale School of Management, and Professor of Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine, has been named a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). The award will be presented to Professor Kaplan during a ceremony at the INFORMS annual meeting on November 14, 2005, in San Francisco.
The Fellow Awards recognize INFORMS members who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of operations research and the management sciences. Nominees are evaluated in five categories of achievements in the field: academic research in operations research, the practice of operations research, operations research on the management level of organizations, education in the operations research field, and service to the association and the profession.
Professor Kaplan is an operations research and statistics expert who studies problems in public policy and management. His recent research has focused on counterterror topics such as the tactical prevention of suicide bombings, bioterror preparedness, and response logistics in the event of a smallpox or anthrax attack. His work has previously been honored by INFORMS with the Koopman Prize (2003) for the best publication in military operations research; the President’s Award (2002), recognizing work that advances the welfare of society; the Frederick W. Lanchester Prize (1994) for the best publication in the operations research literature; and the Franz Edelman Award (1992) for management science achievement.
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is an international scientific society with 12,000 members, including Nobel Prize laureates, dedicated to applying scientific methods to help improve decision-making, management, and operations. Members of INFORMS work in business, government, and academia. They are represented in fields as diverse as airlines, healthcare, law enforcement, the military, financial engineering, and telecommunications.