Professor Lee Schruben

Professor Schruben is a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley and is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on simulation. His interests lie in optimization and design of experiments for complex systems, as well as optimization of hi-tech production and operations. In 2018, Professor Schruben received the Lifetime Professional Achievement Award (LPAA) by the Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Simulation Society, the highest honor given by the society. Professor Schruben was the selected recipient for the 2017 year for his discoveries in designs of simulation experiments, optimization of simulation system response, and foundations of simulation modeling.

Professor Schruben has published dozens of papers on high speed simulation modeling, and invented a general paradigm for simulation modeling called ‘event graphs’ that enjoys widespread use throughout the simulation modeling community. He is regularly a keynote speaker at simulation conferences both in the U.S. and abroad. He was the youngest of the 13 people world-wide to be elected to the first class of Fellows in the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science and the only person to win the Institute’s Outstanding Publication award twice with single author papers.

Professor Schruben also has an extensive history improving industrial operations, including research and consulting work with over a forty companies, many in the hi-tech biopharmaceutical and semiconductor manufacturing industries.

Professor Schruben holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research in Statistics from Cornell University, a Master of Science in Statistics from the University of North Carolina and a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. He is also author of the simulation language ‘Sigma’, used for academic education and research as well as commercial high-speed simulation applications. Sigma was selected as one of the 101 all-time educational software success stories by Educom.