Andrew Vazsonyi
 Nancy C. Weida
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Andrew (Andy) Vazsonyi helped shape the postWorld War II (WWII) emerging operations research (OR) profession by leading the way for theoreticians and practitioners to enhance the practice of quantitative and qualitative problemsolving in business and industrial settings. A mathematician by inclination and education, Andy’s career highlights include his now famous and continually rediscovered solution of a problem in location theory that he solved when he was 16 years old, and the finding of his true professional life when he encountered the realworld problems of business and industry that led him to the decision and information sciences. During his early engineer phase, he also contributed to the fields of aerodynamics and control systems.
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 Title
 Andrew Vazsonyi
 Book Title
 Profiles in Operations Research
 Book Subtitle
 Pioneers and Innovators
 Pages
 pp 273291
 Copyright
 2011
 DOI
 10.1007/9781441962812_15
 Print ISBN
 9781441962805
 Online ISBN
 9781441962812
 Series Title
 International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
 Series Volume
 147
 Series ISSN
 08848289
 Publisher
 Springer US
 Copyright Holder
 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
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 Editors

 Arjang A. Assad ^{(ID1)}
 Saul I. Gass ^{(ID2)}
 Editor Affiliations

 ID1. , School of Management, University at Buffalo, State University
 ID2. Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
 Authors

 Nancy C. Weida ^{(1)}
 Author Affiliations

 1. Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, USA
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