George Fishman's Professional Career [chapter]

Christos Alexopoulos, David Goldsman, James R. Wilson
<span title="">2009</span> <i title="Springer US"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/eu7t5yl3jbh5piucndzcckjubu" style="color: black;">International Series in Operations Research and Management Science</a> </i> &nbsp;
In this lead article for Advancing the Frontiers of Simulation: A Festschrift in Honor of George Samuel Fishman, we survey briefly George's professional career, summarizing his most significant contributions to the disciplines of operations research and the management sciences. We give special emphasis to George's remarkable accomplishments in helping to lay the foundation for the field of computer simulation and advancing that field over the past five decades. A Brief Biography George Fishman
more &raquo; ... as born to Louis and Gertrude Fishman on July 3, 1937, in Everett, Massachusetts. Eight months later his father died of cancer, leaving his mother to bring up George and his six-year-old sister Estelle. He spent his early years in the West End of Boston near the Longfellow Bridge. In 1950, his family moved first to Roxbury and then a year later to Chelsea. George graduated from Chelsea High School in 1955 and matriculated that fall at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Unsure of his commitment to engineering, he took a leave of absence in November 1956 and spent the next ten months working for the Whiting Milk Company in Charlestown, Massachusetts. The nightly experience of lifting and pouring 100 forty-quart jugs of heavy cream into a tank for bottling was enough to convince George that college was worth completing.
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