UTD’s Dr. Suresh Sethi
Is Elected POMS Fellow

RICHARDSON, Texas (Feb. 15, 2005) – The Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) has elected Professor Suresh Sethi of the School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas to the ranks of POMS Fellow. Dr. Sethi is one of only eight POMS members, from a total membership of more than 1,000, elected to the status of fellow by the organization in 2005. He will accept his award in ceremonies in Chicago in May.

POMS Chief Executive Director Sushil Gupta said fellows are members of the organization who are recognized for their contributions to the field of operations management and to the organization. He said Sethi’s contributions to both have been “outstanding and exceptional.”

Photo, Suresh Sethi
Dr. Suresh Sethi

Sethi, UTD’s Ashbel Smith Professor of Operations Management and director of The School of Management’s Center for Intelligent Supply Networks, is internationally recognized for his work in applying quantitative methods to the fields of manufacturing and operations management, finance and economics and marketing. He has published three books and more than 300 articles in a variety of fields.

In addition, Sethi is departmental editor for the journal Production and Operations Management, senior editor of Manufacturing and Service Operations Management and associate editor of a number of journals including Decision Sciences and Automatica . He also has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Canadian Academy of Sciences and The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.

Dr. Hasan Pirkul, dean of the UTD School of Management, congratulated Sethi on being elected for the POMS recognition and said, “We are pleased that Professor Sethi has received this high honor from his peers. His selection indicates once again the strength and quality of the School of Management faculty and the importance of the research being pursued at UTD.”

Sethi said he was very pleased by the recognition. “POMS is a premier society in the field of operations management, and I have been involved in the development of this society from its very beginning. So this election means a lot to me,” he said.

About The UTD School of Management

The School of Management is the largest of UTD’s seven schools, with an enrollment that has doubled over the last nine years to more than 4,400 students. The school’s new, 204,000-square-foot building — featuring classrooms with state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment, wireless connectivity, video-conferencing facilities, a computer lab, faculty offices, meeting rooms and an executive education center — opened in August 2003.

About UTD

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls more than 14,000 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s web site at www.utdallas.edu.