Congratulations to George Lan on his appointment as the esteemed A. Russell Chandler III Chair, effective July 1, 2023!  

The search committee recognized George for his outstanding contributions to scholarship and research leadership in the fields of optimization and machine learning. His impressive track record, including his trajectory of impactful scholarship, successful acquisition of research funding, and numerous prestigious awards, such as the INFORMS Computing Society Prize, set him apart. 
Dr. Lan's research interests lie in the theory, algorithms, and applications of stochastic optimization and nonlinear programming. His current focus involves developing efficient algorithms with robust theoretical performance guarantees and exceptional practical performance to solve complex optimization problems.  

Furthermore, he actively explores the application of stochastic and nonlinear optimization models and algorithms in the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence. 

We congratulate George Lan on this well-deserved appointment and look forward to witnessing his continued impact and contributions to the fields of optimization, machine learning, and beyond. 

George Lan

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