William W. Cooper

  • Timothy W. Ruefli
  • Robert R. Wiggins
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 147)


The pioneers ofOperations Research (OR) came from many different social, economic, and educational backgrounds. Their entry into OR was often due to a chance meeting, an unrelated job opportunity, or the influence of a teacher. The William (Bill) Cooper story is a most amazing case in point. He rose from a most difficult social and economic milieu to become one of the most respected and honored members of the OR profession.


Data Envelopment Analysis Goal Programming Multiple Criterion Decision Make Naval Research Logistics Tennessee Valley Authority 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy W. Ruefli
    • 1
  • Robert R. Wiggins
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TexasAustinUSA

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