Profiles in Operations Research
Volume 147 of the series International Series in Operations Research & Management Science pp 95111
Albert W. Tucker
 Saul I. GassAffiliated withRobert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland Email author
Abstract
Operations research(OR) has been able to flourish and make its mark by solving realworld decision problems in just about all facets of human endeavor. Often, such successes rest heavily on mathematical results discovered by researchers who had little or no interest in applications. Further, those who successfully extended the application reach of OR were often trained in their mathematical and related skills by outstanding teachers who are able to convey the implications of such theoretical results by being great expositors. For over 50 years, especially during the embryonic years of OR, Albert W. Tucker was the preeminent example of the mathematician, teacher, and expositor that graced the field. His contributions to OR were recognized by his being awarded the Operations Research Society of America’s John von Neumann Prize and his being inducted into the International Federation of Operations Research Societies’ Hall of Fame.
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 Albert W. Tucker
 Book Title
 Profiles in Operations Research
 Book Subtitle
 Pioneers and Innovators
 Pages
 pp 95111
 Copyright
 2011
 DOI
 10.1007/9781441962812_6
 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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 Arjang A. Assad ^{(ID1)}
 Saul I. Gass ^{(ID2)}
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 ID1. , School of Management, University at Buffalo, State University
 ID2. Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
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 Saul I. Gass ^{(1)}
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 1. Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
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