Each year, INFORMS elects several fellows in order to recognize their exceptional accomplishments and the significant contributions they made to the advancement of operations research and the management sciences over a period of time.
Chao’s research interests include queueing, scheduling, financial engineering, inventory control and supply chain management. His current research includes work on data-driven optimization of online retailing, and a project focused on improving the efficiencies of sharing economy through enhanced matching and contract design. In addition, he is currently working on a National Science Foundation (NSF) project titled “Learning algorithms for dynamic inventory and pricing optimization problems.”
Brian Denton is the current chair of U-M IOE. His research is focused on applied optimization with applications to medicine, such as using new biomarkers, imaging and other kinds of technology for early detection and treatment of chronic diseases, specifically cancer and cardiovascular disease.
INFORMS is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to and promoting the best practices and advances in operations research, management science and analytics to improve operational processes, decision-making and outcomes.
Eight other current U-M IOE faculty members have been previously recognized as INFORMS fellows.