FRIDAY, April 21, 2017
With deep affection and appreciation we honor our colleague Ward Whitt, who just turned 75 years old, for his decades of landmark contributions in applied probability, operations research and related topics, spanning theory and applications, and for his exceptional and generous mentorship to so many. Ward is currently the Wai T. Chang Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at Columbia University where he has been since 2002. After completing his doctorate from Cornell University in 1969, and spending one year at Stanford University, he then became a faculty member at Yale University (1969-1977) after which (1977—2002) he was a researcher at Bell Labs/AT&T Labs. Some of his honors/awards include:
Member of The National Academy of Engineering (since 1996). INFORMS von Neumann Prize (for theory) 2001. INFORMS Lanchester Prize for his book “Stochastic-Process Limits” (2002)
Date: FRIDAY, April 21, 2017*
S. W. Mudd Building
500 W. 120th St.
New York City
Registration is FREE, all are welcome to join! (But please RSVP):
SPEAKERS & SCHEDULE (Titles of talks to be announced):
|10:00||-||10:15AM||Opening remarks, Karl Sigman, Director of CAP|
|10:15||-||11:00AM||Søren Asmussen (Aarhus University, Department of Mathematics)|
|11:00||-||11:45AM||Peter Glynn (Stanford University, Department of Management Science and Engineering)|
|2:00||-||2:45PM||Avi Mandelbaum (Technion, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management)|
|2:45||-||3:30PM||William Massey (Princeton University, Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering)|
|4:00||-||4:45PM||Marty Reiman (Columbia University, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research)|
|4:45||-||5:30PM||WINE AND CHEESE|
* The next day in the same room (303 MUDD) Saturday April 22, there will be another event honoring Ward Whitt. There will be talks given by Ward's PHD students who have graduated and are now academics. You are all welcome to attend that as well. Details will be announced soon.
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