We are delighted to announce that Bill Cook joined the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization as of June 1, 2013.
Bill's research interests are in integer programming and combinatorial optimization. He is best known for his work on the travelling salesman problem, and authored the 2012 book In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman: Mathematics at the Limits of Computation.
Bill will serve as Chair of the Mathematical Optimization Society from 2013-2016, and is presently Chair of the INFORMS Computing Society. He is editor-in-chief and founding editor of Mathematical Programming Computation, and has served as editor-in-chief of Mathematical Programming. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an AMS fellow, a SIAM fellow, a 2010 INFORMS fellow, and received the 2000 Beale-Orchard-Hays Prize from the Mathematical Programming Society.
Read the University of Waterloo's announcement here.