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January 18th, 2013

from Stanford News ServiceArthur F. Veinott Jr., known affectionately by his friends and colleagues as “Pete,” died December 12, 2012.  He was a giant in the field of operations research, pioneering contributions to lattice programming, inventory theory, and dynamic programming.  He was instrumental to the creation of Stanford’s legendary Operations Research Department, the journal Mathematics of Operations Research, and the John von Neumann Theory Prize.  He was an inaugural Fellow of INFORMS, a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.  He was a great inspirer and generous mentor to students and colleagues.  He is sorely missed.

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