Hamdy A. Taha is a University Professor Emeritus of Industrial Engineering with the University of Arkansas, where he taught and conducted research in operations research and simulation.? He is the author of three other books on integer programming and simulation, and his works have been translated to numerous languages.? He is also the author of several book chapters, and his technical articles have appeared in European Journal of Operations Research, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, IIE Transactions, Interfaces, Management Science, Naval Research Logistics Quarterly, Operations Research, and Simulation.?
Professor Taha was the recipient of the Alumni Award for excellence in research and the university-wide Nadine Baum Award for excellence in teaching, both from the University of Arkansas, and numerous other research and teaching awards from the College of Engineering, University of Arkansas.? He was also named a Senior Fulbright Scholar to Carlos III University, Madrid, Spain.? He is fluent in three languages and has held teaching and consulting positions in Europe, Mexico, and the Middle East.