## Brief Biography

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Shmuel Onn is a Professor of Operations Research and the Dresner Chair
at IE&M, Technion. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1992
and is a frequent visitor of the Mathematical Research Institutes at
Berkeley, Banff, Oberwolfach, and ETH Zürich, where he delivered
the Nachdiplom Lectures in 2009. He is a recipient
of the 2010 INFORMS Computing Society Prize, 2009 IBM Faculty
Award, 2005 Henry Taub Prize, and 2005 ORSIS Prize. He is the
author of the research monograph Nonlinear Discrete Optimization
published by the European Mathematical Society in 2010.
Over the last several years Shmuel Onn has been pioneering a
new theory that uses Graver bases to solve large linear and nonlinear
integer programs efficiently and in polynomial time.