C&O workshop will celebrate Ray Fulkerson

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
B&W headshot of Ray Fulkerson

This summer, the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo will be hosting the “Fulkerson 100” workshop from July 17-19 in celebration of Ray Fulkerson’s centenary year of birth.

Fulkerson was a pioneering researcher in C&O, professor at Cornell University, and long-time scholar of Operations Research at the RAND Corporation. This year also marks the seventieth anniversary of his two ground-breaking papers: “Maximal Flow through a Network” (with Ford, RAND report), and “Solutions of a Large-Scale Traveling-Salesman Problem” (with Dantzig and Johnson, J.ORSA).

Fulkerson 100 will feature invited talks in graph theory, combinatorics, optimization, and theoretical computer science given by some of the foremost researchers in these areas. It will also feature lightning talks and a poster session devoted to students and postdocs. By bringing together leading researchers in discrete mathematics as well as junior researchers and students, the workshop aims to boost research in the areas pioneered by Fulkerson while also commemorating his vision and contributions.

You can learn more about Fulkerson 100, and register to attend, on the workshop website.