Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Stephen M. Robinson, PhD, Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in systems engineering and higher education.
A professor emeritus of industrial and systems engineering and computer sciences, Dr. Robinson served the University of Wisconsin-Madison for nearly 40 years prior to his retirement in 2007. Although retired from teaching, he continued to serve as an interim chair of the department of materials science and engineering and the department of mechanical engineering at the university from 2013 to 2016. Previously, he was a professor, chair of the department of industrial engineering, associate professor, assistant professor, assistant director of the Mathematics Research Center, and administrator. In addition, Dr. Robinson has served as a consultant in the field since 1970.
Delving into the field due to a passion for mathematics and desire to help others while utilizing mathematics, Dr. Robinson earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin in 1962 and a Master of Science from New York University in 1963. He subsequently earned a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1971. After obtaining some hands-on experience in the field, he received a diploma from the U.S. Army War College in 1986. Additionally, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Zurich in Switzerland in 1996.
In recognition of his exceptional contributions to engineering and higher education, Dr. Robinson was awarded the George E. Kimball Medal in 2011 and he was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2008. In addition, the University of Wisconsin-Madison gave him several Outstanding Instructor Awards in 1980, 1981, 1994, and 2000. Notably, he was presented with the George B. Dantzig Prize from the Mathematical Programming Society and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics in 2007. He was also honored with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.
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