Professor Katta G. Murty teaches courses in Optimization, Optimum Decision Making, and Operations Research (OR) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he has been teaching since 1968. He had Visiting Professor appointments at Bell Labs, NASA, University of Texas at Dallas, and at universities in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, India, Saudi Arabia, Armenia, and Germany. He has many research contributions in both theoretical, and applied OR and Optimization. Several of his recent publications, including those on developing decision support systems for container terminals can be seen from his full bio on his webpage (http://www-personal.engin.umich.edu/~murty/). He has published over 85 papers, several popular textbooks, and has forthcoming papers in top-tier journals in Optimization, Mathematical Programming, Decision Making, and both theoretical and applied OR. He was a Fulbright Scholar, and also spent a summer doing research on atmospheric sciences at NASA's Langley Research Center. Besides his research in OR, he also carries out research in atmospheric and environmental sciences, and the impacts of human activities on the atmosphere, climate, vegetation, and nature.