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Drezner Among Top Researchers at Toronto Meeting

Nov. 7, 2012

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Zvi Drezner, emeritus professor of information systems and decision sciences

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Zvi Drezner, a renowned authority on location analysis, was among a select group of academics to make presentations last month at the Academic Conference in Honor of Oded Berman at the University of Toronto, Canada.

"Oded Berman has made significant contributions to the theory and practice of operations management, logistics, stochastic inventory control and location theory," said Bhushan Kapoor, chair and professor of information systems and decision sciences. Berman is the endowed Sydney Cooper chair in business and technology and professor of operations management in the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. "Only the very top researchers in the field were invited to give presentations at the conference," he said.

"I was honored to be able to speak before such an august group of my research peers," said Drezner, emeritus professor of information systems and decision sciences who has co-authored more articles with Berman than anyone else. At the conference, they, along with Dmitry Krass of the University of Toronto, presented "The Multiple Gradual Cover Location Problem."

The conference was the latest presentations Drezner has made recently.

The 2006 recipient of Cal State Fullerton's Outstanding Professor Award and a 2008 California State University Wang Family Excellence Award, Drezner delivered four papers at the National INFORMS Conference in Phoenix and co-presented "Generating Good Starting Solutions for the P-Median Problem in the Plane" at the EUROmC-XXVIII-VNS Conference in Belgrade, Serbia.

A member of the campus faculty since 1985, Drezner is a prolific author, including editing two books and authoring more than 260 papers based on his research endeavors in theory, modeling and solution algorithms. Most recently, he has had three co-authored articles published in the Journal of the Operational Research Society:

Other publications include:

By: Pamela McLaren, 657-278-4852

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