In memory of Doug White

Doug (Douglas J) White died last week.  He was a pioneer in the operational research academic world in the United Kingdom holding his post at a time when O.R. was in its infancy in universities.  He was a writer and researcher, and published several books on our discipline.  The textbook world is dominated by US writers, so Doug White's achievement is notable.  He was noted for his work in dynamic programming.

I only met him once, at a conference, so cannot claim to have known him - but my generation of O.R. workers were aware of him, and the influence he had on many academics.  I hope that someone can provide a full tribute to his contribution and life.


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