James B. Orlin

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James Berger Orlin (born April 19, 1953)[1] is an American operations researcher, the Edward Pennell Brooks Professor in Management and Professor of Operations Research at the MIT Sloan School of Management.[2]

Orlin did his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving a bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1974. He earned a masters degree in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology in 1976, and a Ph.D. in operations research from Stanford University in 1981 under the supervision of Arthur Fales Veinott, Jr.[1][2][3] He joined the MIT faculty as an assistant professor in 1979, and became the Brooks Professor in 1998.[1]

He is the author of the book Network Flows: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications (with Thomas L. Magnanti and Ravindra K. Ahuja, Prentice Hall, 1993), for which he and his co-authors were the recipients of the 1993 Frederick W. Lanchester Prize of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.[4] He is also a Fellow of INFORMS[5] and a Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellow, MIT's highest teaching honor.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Curriculum vitae, accessed 2011-03-05.
  2. ^ a b Faculty biography, Sloan School, accessed 2011-03-05.
  3. ^ James Berger Orlin at the Mathematics Genealogy Project.
  4. ^ Award recipients: James B. Orlin, INFORMS, accessed 2011-03-05.
  5. ^ INFORMS Fellows: Class of 2006, accessed 2011-03-05.
  6. ^ Thibault, Marie Y. (March 6, 2007), "MacVicar Day Celebrates Learning, MIT Professors", The Tech .

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