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Faculty Profile

Dick Forrester

Professor of Mathematics and Data Analytics (2002)

Contact Information

Data Analytics co-chair

Tome Scientific Building Room 235


His scholarship is at the interface of operations research and computer science. Operations research is a scientific approach to analyzing problems and making decisions, usually under conditions requiring the allocation of scare resources. The majority of his research has centered around the development of techniques for solving problems that can be modeled as nonlinear 0-1 programs. He is also interested in modeling and analyzing real world problems. As an applied mathematician, his teaching interests primarily center around statistics, operations research, and computational mathematics. He also regularly teaches discrete mathematics and linear algebra, and occasionally teach analysis of algorithms.

Curriculum Vitae


  • B.A., Alfred University, 1995
  • M.S., Clemson University, 1997
  • Ph.D., 2002

2021-2022 Academic Year

Fall 2021

COMP 331 Operations Research
Cross-listed with MATH 331-01.

MATH 331 Operations Research
Cross-listed with COMP 331-01.

COMP 332 Analysis of Algorithms
Completion of both COMP 251 and COMP 332 fulfills the WID Requirement.