Professor Peter Jackson retirement celebration May 2017

Professor Peter Jackson

After 37 years as a member of the ORIE and Systems Engineering faculty, Professor Peter Jackson has announced his retirement.

Born in Nipigon, Ontario, Canada, Professor Jackson received a B.A. in Economics with Mathematics in 1975 (University of Western Ontario), a M.Sc. in Statistics in 1978 (Stanford University), and a Ph.D. in Operations Research in 1980 (Stanford University). He joined the ORIE faculty in 1980 and was instrumental in the creation of the Systems Engineering program. Professor Jackson is a former director of undergraduate studies in ORIE and served the Systems Engineering program as director and director of graduate studies.

Professor Jackson is currently serving as Head of Pillar for Engineering Systems and Design at Singapore University of Technology & Design.

Among his many honors are Undergraduate Outstanding Professor of the Year in 2008, 2012 and 2013 and ORIE Master of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award in 1998, 2000 and 2010. He also received the Dorothy and Fred Chau M.S. '74 College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award in 2010.

Please join the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, the Systems Engineering program and the College of Engineering to celebrate Peter’s dedication and leadership this May.

May 5-6, 2017
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

RSVP by Friday, April 21 by going to


Schedule of Events

Friday, May 6
    6:00 p.m.    Reception • Baker Portico, Physical Sciences Building

Saturday, May 7
    8:30 a.m.    Breakfast • Conference Foyer, Statler Hotel
    9:00 a.m.         Symposium • Statler Auditorium, Statler Hotel
    12:30 p.m.    Lunch • Taylor & Rowe Room, Statler Hotel
    2:30 p.m.         Symposium • Statler Auditorium, Statler Hotel
    6:00 p.m.        Cocktails & Dinner • Ithaca Country Club

Symposium Speakers
ohn Jenner
C.E.O, Change Tech International

Chris Jones
Principal Software Developer, Marchex

Jack Muckstadt
Acheson/Laibe Professor Emeritus of Business Management
and Leadership, Cornell University

Uday Rao
Professor, Lindner College of Business,
University of Cincinnati

Robin Roundy
Professor, Department of Mathematics,
Brigham Young University

Sirietta Simoncini
Instructor, Systems Engineering, Cornell University

All activities are free of charge.

Hotel Information

The Statler Hotel
130 Statler Dr, Ithaca, NY 14853
607-254-2500 or 800-541-2501

“Peter Jackson Retirement Symposium”
Thursday, May 4, $330.00
Friday, May 5, $255.00
Saturday, May 6, $255.00
Cut-off is April 13

Homewood Suites
36 Cinema Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850

“Peter Jackson Retirement”
Thursday, May 4, $159.00
Friday, May 5, $159.00
Saturday, May 6, $159.00
Cut-off is April 3

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