Eli V. Olinick is an Associate Professor in the Department of Operations Research and Engineering Management at SMU’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering. He completed his B.S. in Applied Mathematics at Brown University and earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at the University of California at Berkeley. Professor Olinick’s research interests include applied optimization and network design problems. His research activities have been funded by multiple government and industry grants totaling over $2M, and he has published 28 refereed research articles in prominent journals in operations research and network engineering. He is a past president of the INFORMS Technical Section on Telecommunications, the Dallas/Fort Worth INFORMS chapter, an Associate Editor of International Transactions in Operational Research and Networks, and a co-founder of the RIOT Sports website.