Dr. Richard (Dick) Barr, associate professor in the Department of Engineering Management, Information, and Systems (EMIS), is the recipient of the Harvey J. Greenberg Award for Service, presented recently at the INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Awarded once every two years by ICS for lifetime achievement, recipients are recognized for their impact on ICS and exemplifying the spirit of the award honoring namesake, Harvey J. Greenberg, Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).
As a contributor and active member of the INFORMS Computing Society and its predecessor, the Computing Science Technical Section (CSTS), Dr. Barr served as area editor for the INFORMS Journal on Computing during the 1990s and chaired the CSTS Conference held in Dallas, Texas, in 1996. Elected chair of ICS in 1997, he later served as chair of the INFORMS Membership and Member Services Committee, led the ICS Computing Society Prize Committee, held a seat on the ICS Board of Directors, and served on the Editorial Advisory Board for Interactive Transactions of ORMS (ITORMS). Currently, Dr. Barr is a contributing editor for the Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science.
“Dr. Barr’s recognition as the 2015 Harvey J. Greenberg Award recipient celebrates over three decades of service to the operations research community and the INFORMS Computing Society,” noted Sila Cetinkaya, EMIS chair at Lyle.
Dr. Barr chaired the Department of Engineering Management, Information, and Systems at SMU from 2001-2014. He earned a B.S. in electrical engineering, M.B.A., and Ph.D. in operations research from the University of Texas at Austin.To learn more, visit us at www.smu.edu/Lyle/Departments/EMIS/People/Faculty/BarrRichard.
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