Professor Robert Bland received B.S. (1969), M.S. (1972) and Ph.D. (1974) degrees from Cornell University. Ph.D. student of D.R. Fulkerson, NSF Graduate Fellow. CORE Postdoctoral Fellow (1975-1977), Guest Professor European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (1976-1977), Sloan Foundation Fellow (1978-1982). Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences at SUNY Binghamton (1974-1978), Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Operations Research at Cornell University 1978- present.
Linear Programming, Combinatorial Optimization
Optimization, game theory, mathematics of legislative appointment
Engineering Education, Final Exam Scheduling
- 1977."New finite pivoting rules for the simplex method."Mathematics of Operations Research2(103-07). .
- 1978."Orientability of Matroids."Journal of Combinatorial Theory Series B24(1): 94-123. .
- 2010."Flows in Networks by L.R. Ford Jr. and D.R. Fulkerson".Princeton Landmarks in Mathematics and Physics Series.(pp. ix-xv)208.Princeton, New Jersey, United States:Princeton University Press. .
- 1981."The Allocation of Resources by Linear-Programming."Scientific American244(6): 126-144. .
- 2008."A unified interpretation of several combinatorial dualities."Discrete Optimization5(2): 337-349. .
Selected Awards and Honors
- James M. and Marsha D. McCormick Advising Award, Cornell Engineering, 2017
- Outstanding Educator Award (Cornell University): 1984, 2005, 2009
- Sloan Foundation Fellow(Alfred P. Sloan Foundation), 1978
- Professor of the Year Award selected by ORIE Undergarduate majors (2 times)(Cornell University, ORIE)
- B.S.(Industrial Engineering),Cornell Univeristy,1969
- M.S.(Operations Research),Cornell University,1972
- Ph.D.(Operations Research),Cornell University,1974