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Alexander Shapiro Appointed as A. Russell Chandler III Chair

November 22, 2019

Georgia Tech’s H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) announced that Professor Alexander Shapiro has been appointed to an A. Russell Chandler III Chair.

The A. Russell Chandler III Chair endowment enhances ISyE’s ability to attract and retain eminent teacher-scholars to a position of academic leadership in industrial and systems engineering.

“I am honored to be selected for an A. Russell Chandler III Chair. It will help to develop and promote my research initiatives, including supporting graduate students and dissemination results of my research,” said Shapiro.

Shapiro's research interests are focused on stochastic programming, risk analysis, simulation-based optimization, non-smooth analysis, and  multivariate statistical analysis.

In 2013 he was awarded the INFORMS Optimization Society’s Khachiyan Prize for lifetime achievements in optimization. In  2018 he was a recipient of the George B. Dantzig Prize awarded by the Mathematical Optimization Society and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Shapiro serves on the editorial board of a number of professional journals. He was an area editor (optimization) of the Operations Research Journal and served as editor-in-chief of the Mathematical Programming, Series A, Journal.

Prior to this appointment, Shapiro held an A. Russell Chandler III professorship.


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Georgia Tech Supply Chain and
Logistics Institute
H. Milton Stewart School of
Industrial & Systems Engineering
765 Ferst Drive, NW, Suite 228
Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.894.2343