Dr. Glover heads up algorithmic design and strategic planning initiatives. He is a leading figure in the field of metaheuristics (a term he coined in the 1980s), which is now the subject of numerous books and international conferences, focusing on the solution of complex optimization problems that lie beyond the ability of classical procedures. He has authored or co-authored more than 400 published articles and eight books in the fields of mathematical optimization, computer science and artificial intelligence, with emphasis on practical applications in industry, science and government.
Dr. Glover is a Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, of the University of Colorado. He is the recipient of the distinguished von Neumann Theory Prize; an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering; and has received numerous awards and honorary fellowships, including those from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the NATO Division of Scientific Affairs, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Institute of Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), among others.