Larry Snyder, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering, has received the 2004 Dissertation Prize from the INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Section.
INFORMS - the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences - is a 12,000-member society that serves scientists, students, educators, managers and other operations research and management sciences professionals and their institutions.
The INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Section dissertation prize is one of the oldest and most prestigious honors for doctoral dissertations in transportation science and logistics.
Snyder, who joined the Lehigh faculty in 2003, was one of 16 people from the U.S. and Europe to enter the competition. His dissertation was titled "Supply Chain Robustness and Reliability: Models and Algorithms." He received his Ph.D. last December from the department of industrial engineering and management sciences at Northwestern University.
In his research, Snyder studies supply chain management, logistics, facility location theory, and applied optimization. He is particularly interested in supply chain optimization models under uncertainty, focusing on problems in which components of a system can fail or are otherwise unreliable.
Snyder has also worked as a supply chain consultant at Motorola and LogicTools, a software company in Chicago. At Northwestern, where he also earned his M.S., he was a Cabell scholar and a Transportation Center dissertation-year fellow.
In 2002, he was named as the Midwest Regional Transportation Center's student of the year.
Posted on Wednesday, December 01, 2004