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Profiles in Operations Research

Volume 147 of the series International Series in Operations Research & Management Science pp 627-642

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Philip Starr Wolfe

  • Alan J. HoffmanAffiliated withIBM

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Abstract

In the early 1950s, even though there were few university departments of operations research(OR), some students found the subject attractive due to the influence of a faculty advisor, specific work experience, or the intellectual challenges OR presented. In Phil Wolfe’s case, all played a role.