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Dr. Baski Balasundaram Receives 2016 Regents Distinguished Research Award

Dr. Balasundaram conducts research into developing theories and algorithms for mathematical optimization problems involving large-scale networks. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles in journals, conference proceedings, and handbooks with his articles having been cited more than 500 times. He has secured more than $3.25 million in competitive research grants and is a co-principal investigator on a $950,000 National Science Foundation grant funding a new supercomputer cluster at OSU. His honors include two Research Excellence Awards from the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology, the Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Operations Research from the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and the Halliburton Outstanding Young Faculty Award.

The Regents Distinguished Research Award (RDRA) recognizes research excellence at Oklahoma State University. The term research includes all creative scholarly activities. Recipients of the award were selected based on the evidence of outstanding and meritorious achievements in research. The awardees have a distinguished record of past and continuing excellence in research, and are recognized nationally and internationally.