Famous People who Majored in Operations Research

List of famous people who majored in operations research, including photos when available. This list of famous operations research majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in operations research. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in operations research you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

Everyone from Story Musgrave to Eileen Collins is included on this list.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were operations research majors?" and "Which famous people studied operations research?"

  • Eileen Collins
    Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    Eileen Marie Collins (born November 19, 1956) is a retired NASA astronaut and a retired United States Air Force colonel. A former military instructor and test pilot, Collins was the first female pilot and first female commander of a Space Shuttle. She was awarded several medals for her work. Colonel Collins has logged 38 days 8 hours and 20 minutes in outer space. Collins retired on May 1, 2006, to pursue private interests, including service as a board member of USAA.
    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Elmira, New York
  • Story Musgrave
    Photo: NASA / Wiki Commons
    Franklin Story Musgrave, M.D. (born August 19, 1935) is an American physician and a retired NASA astronaut. He is a public speaker and consultant to both Disney's Imagineering group and Applied Minds in California. In 1996 he became only the second astronaut to fly on six spaceflights, and he is the most formally educated astronaut with six academic degrees. Musgrave is the only astronaut to fly aboard all five Space Shuttles.
    • Age: 87
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
  • Jay Zager serves as 3Com’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.Prior to joining 3Com, Zager was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gerber Scientific, Inc. Earlier, Zager was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Helix Technology Corp., a $200 million semiconductor equipment manufacturer and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Inrange Technologies Corp., a $250 million storage networking company. Before Inrange, he was with the Compaq/Digital Equipment organization for 14 years, holding a number of senior financial and business management positions including Vice President, Business Development and Vice President, Chief ...more
  • Joel Sokol is a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Sokol created a statistical model that correctly selected the Final Four, championship game and winner of the 2008 NCAA men's basketball tournament.
  • Kittu joined NEA in 2006 as a General Partner and focuses on information technology investments. Present NEA board memberships include Nevis Networks, RingCube Technologies, SnapTell, Teracent, and WeatherBill. Prior NEA board memberships include PortAuthority (NASDAQ: WBSN). Formerly, Kittu was Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Security Products Group at Juniper Networks, a position he assumed following Juniper's acquisition of NetScreen Technologies. At NetScreen, he was General Manager of Secure Access Products, a position he assumed following NetScreen's acquisition of Neoteris, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer. Kittu brings more than 17 years ...more
  • Linda Sanford is Senior Vice President of Enterprise on Demand Transformation and Information Technology at IBM.
    • Age: 70