Fred W. Glover

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Fred W. Glover
Alma mater Carnegie Mellon University
University of Missouri, Kansas City

U.S. National Academy of engineering , Elected Member (2002)
John Von Neuman Theory Prize (1998)
Siwei Chen Award (2016)
Herbert Simon Award plaque.pdf Herbert A. Simon Award (2013)
INFORMS Impact Prize (2010)
INFORMS Special Recognition Prize (2004)
Creation of the Glover-Klingman Prize (2003)
Inaugural INFORMS Fellows Award(2002)
Honorary Doctorate, Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2006)
Honorary Professor, Mathematics, University of Colorado, Denver (2001) Distinguished Researcher, US West Advanced Technologies (1986)

Honorary Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (1983)
Scientific career
Fields Analytics
Mathematical Optimization
Artificial Intelligence
Institutions University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Texas, Austin
University of California, Berkeley

Fred W. Glover (born March 8, 1937 in Kansas City, Missouri) is known for his contributions to the area of metaheuristics (a name he coined) and for launching the computer-based optimization methodology of Tabu search [1][2][3] and the associated evolutionary Scatter Search and Path Relinking algorithms.[4][5] Glover's principal areas of research include the fields of analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and applied mathematics. His work is the subject of numerous books and international meetings of major societies.[6]


He received his Ph.D. in Operations Research from Carnegie Mellon University and was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow with the Miller Research Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, associated with George Dantzig's Center of Operations Research.[6]


Fred Glover is Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, at the University of Colorado, Boulder, associated with the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the Applied Mathematics Department and the Leeds School of Business. He also serves as the Chief Technology Officer in charge of algorithm design and strategic planning initiatives for OptTek Systems, Inc., a provider of optimization software to the simulation industry. He has authored or co-authored more than 450 published articles and eight books in the fields of mathematical optimization, computer science and artificial intelligence.[7]


Glover’s principal areas of research including: applications of computers to the fields of optimization, applied artificial intelligence, systems design, multicriteria analysis, decision support, logistics, natural resources planning, large scale allocation models, transportation, financial analysis and industrial planning.[6]


  1. ^ F. Glover (1989) pubs/196 - TS - Part I-ORSA-aw.pdf "Tabu Search - Part I," ORSA Journal on Computing, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 190-206.
  2. ^ F. Glover (1990) pubs/203 - TS - Part II-ORSA-aw.pdf "Tabu Search - Part II," ORSA Journal on Computing, Vol 2, No. 1, pp. 4-32
  3. ^ F. Glover and M. Laguna (1997) Tabu Search, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Springer
  4. ^ F. Glover (1997) pubs/282 - SS-PR Template.pdf “A Template for Scatter Search and Path Relinking,” in Artificial Evolution, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 1363, J.-K. Hao, E. Lutton, E. Ronald , M. Schoenauer and D. Snyers, Eds. Springer, pp. 13-54
  5. ^ F. Glover, M. Laguna and R. Marti (2000) pubs/306 - Fundamentals of SS & PR 2000.pdf "Fundamentals of Scatter Search and Path Relinking," Control and Cybernetics, volume 29, number 3, pp. 653-684
  6. ^ a b c Fred W. Glover personal faculty page at the University of Colorado
  7. ^ "Fred Glover - Google Scholar Citations". Retrieved 2017-01-02. 

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