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Craig A. Tovey is the David M. McKenney Family Professor in the School of Industrial & Systems Engineering. His principal research and teaching activities are in operations research and its interdisciplinary applications to social and natural systems, with emphasis on sustainability, the environment and energy. Tovey co-directs CBID, the Georgia Tech Center for Biologically Inspired Design. His current research concerns inverse optimization for electric grid management, classical and biomimetic algorithms for robots and webhosting, the behavior of animal groups, sustainability measurement and political polarization.
Tovey received a Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1985 and the Jacob Wolfowitz Prize for research in heuristics in 1989. Tovey was granted a Senior Research Associateship from the National Research Council in 1990, was named an Institute Fellow at Georgia Tech in 1994, and received the Class of 1934 Outstanding Interdisciplinary Activity Award in 2011.
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