College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology,
Oklahoma State University
Appointment of Dr. Baski as the Wilson Bentley Chair
Dr. Baski Balasundaram named Wilson Bentley Chair
Dr. Baski Balasundaram was appointed as the Wilson Bentley Chair for a three year term starting July 2018. The Chair is named after Dr. Wilson Bentley, a 1939 graduate of Oklahoma State University (then Oklahoma A&M College), who served as a faculty member for more than 23 years until his passing in 1971. During this time, he served as the Head of the School of Industrial Engineering and Management, and as chairman of the OSU Faculty Council.
Dr. Bentley influenced a generation of engineers and pioneers of industry nationwide. The College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology established the Wilson Bentley Professorship in Industrial Engineering and Management in his honor, with support from several corporations and individual donors, whose gifts were matched by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
The current holder of the Bentley Chair, Dr. Balasundaram, conducts research on the theoretical and computational aspects of mathematical optimization, to solve problems involving large-scale networks. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles in journals, conference proceedings, and handbooks, and his work has been cited over 500 times. He has secured more than $3.5 million in competitive research grants and is a co-principal investigator on a $950,000 National Science Foundation grant funding a new supercomputer cluster at OSU. His academic honors include the Regents Distinguished Research Award, two Research Excellence Awards from the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology, the Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Operations Research from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, and the Halliburton Outstanding Young Faculty Award.
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