"Suresh Sethi is the Ashbel Smith Professor of Operations Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. He also serves as the Director of the Center for Intelligent Supply Networks, and has founded doctoral programs in Operations Management, both at the University of Texas at Dallas and at the University of Toronto. He is an important contributor in the fields of operations management, finance, marketing, industrial engineering, operations research, and optimal control.
Dr. Sethi is a very prolific researcher, with some three hundred published papers. In addition, he has authored and co-authored several books. One of these, co-authored with Gerald Thompson, the textbook Optimal Control Theory; Applications to Management Science and Economics is particularly important.
Dr. Sethi has chaired, co-chaired, or cluster chaired at many TIMS/ORSA/INFORMS meetings. Most recently, he was the Cluster Co-Chair for the Stochastic Models Area for INFORMS Istanbul. He was also a member of the INFORMS 2000 Colloquium in San Antonio. In addition to chairing meetings, Dr. Sethi has also served in an editorial capacity, as associate editor of Operations Research from 1994-1996. He became Senior Editor of Manufacturing & Service Operations Management in 2001.
Dr. Sethi has been honored by his selection in 1994 as Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Science and Humanities, and as Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences in 1999. Last year, he was named IEEE Fellow for extraordinary accomplishments in optimal control."