to undertake transit-relevant research in the Chicago metropolitan area. Professor Welch arrived at UIC in 1999 after research appointments at the U.S. Center for Economic Studies, the Center for Technology and Information Policy at Syracuse University, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, and the Japan National Institute for Environmental Studies.

Shmuel Winograd is an IBM Fellow at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. He received his BSc and MSc in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1959 and his PhD in mathematics from New York University in 1968. He joined IBM in 1961 as a research staff member and was appointed IBM Fellow in 1972. In 1970-1974, and again in 1980-1994, he was the director of the Mathematical Sciences Department at IBM Research. Dr. Winograd’s research interests include complexity of computations and the design of efficient algorithms. He is a fellow of the IEEE and the Association for Computing Machinery, a member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and was elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Science, and the American Philosophical Society. He is a former chair of the National Research Council’s Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications.

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