ANN ARBOR, MI, January 08, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Thomas Jude Schriber, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Schriber celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Dr. Schriber is Professor Emeritus of Technology and Operations in the Steven M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan (UM), where he began as an Assistant Professor in 1966, becoming an Associate Professor in 1969 and a Full Professor in 1972. He was Founder and Director of Two-Week Business Faculty Summer Programs in Computing at the UM in 1969, 1970, 1971, and 1973, authorized by the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and funded by IBM. The objective of these programs was to promote the use of computers in business school curricula. He also served for 24 years (1970-1993) as Founder and Instructor of intensive 5-day Simulation Using General Purpose Simulation System (GPSS) courses in the UM Engineering Summer Conferences, with additional offerings sponsored by the Wolverine Software Corporation. He was also a member of the U.S.-U.S.S.R. Joint Science and Technology Exchange Agreement (1977-1980).
Books authored by Dr. Schriber include "Fundamentals of Flowcharting" in 1969 (also published in Spanish in 1971), "FORTRAN Case Studies for Business Applications" in 1970, "Simulation Using GPSS" in 1974 (also published in Russian in 1980), and "An Introduction to Simulation Using GPSS/H" in 1991. He also co-edited a series of books in the 1970s entitled "FORTRAN Applications in Business Administration," Volumes I, II, and III.
Over the years, Dr. Schriber was a visiting scholar at Stanford University, the Swiss Federal Technological University in Zurich, and the National University in Singapore. He has consulted for various organizations, including Ford Motor Company, Monsanto Chemical Company, and General Motors. A Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) and a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and several other professional societies over time, including the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Dr. Schriber served for seven years on the Board of Directors of the annual Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), chairing the Board Chair one year. During America's 1976 Bicentennial Year he was the Program Chair for the Winter Simulation Conference.
Research by Dr. Schriber has emphasized discrete-event simulation (DES) and has involved the logical foundations of DES software, design of DES experiments, analysis of DES output, and the use of DES for decision support. His recognitions include a 2001 INFORMS Lifetime Professional Achievement Award. At the 40th anniversary of the WSC in 2007, his co-authored paper, "Inside Discrete-Event Simulation Software: How It Works and Why It Matters," was designated as one of 10 landmark papers given in the first 40 years of the conference. He was named a Titan of Simulation at the 2009 WSC. In 2013 he received the Victor L. Bernard Faculty Award for Leadership in Teaching at the UM Ross School of Business. In 2013 he was also designated a Pioneer of Simulation in the computer simulation archive (video interview included) housed in the North Carolina State University Library system and supported by several professional organizations and the National Science Foundation. He has been included in Who's Who in America for his contributions as well.
Dr. Schriber earned his undergraduate engineering degree at the University of Notre Dame, Master of Science in Engineering at UM, Master of Art in Mathematics at UM, and Engineering PhD at UM, all between 1957 and 1964. He was a National Science Foundation fellow from 1957 to 1960, then an International Nickel Fellow, and finally a 1961-62 Fulbright fellow in Germany. In 1962-66 he held a faculty position in the Mathematics Department at Eastern Michigan University, where he also was Founder and Director of an Academic Computing Center. He has been married to Cornelia Ann Sneed since 1967, and is the proud father of three children.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Thomas Jude Schriber, PhD, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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