Professor David Morton to Join IEMS

David Morton, an Engineering Foundation Professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, will join the faculty of IEMS in fall 2014.  Professor Morton received his Ph.D. in Operations Research from Stanford University in 1993.  After being a postdoctoral fellow at the Naval Postgraduate School he joined the OR & IE program at UT in 1995.  Morton is a star in the area of stochastic optimization and its application to energy, security and public health problems.  He is widely known for providing the first sampling-based bounds on solution quality in stochastic optimization; such bounds are critical for understanding solution quality and managing risk.  For more information see :

https://www.me.utexas.edu/~orie/Morton.html