Who Is Seth Bonder?

Dr. Seth Bonder was the founder and CEO of Vector Research, Incorporated (VRI) for 31 years, a company recognized for its quality and innovations in applying OR/MS to public and private sector enterprises.

Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Bonder has been a leader in applying operations research to national defense planning and policy issues, and subsequently to healthcare delivery reengineering and disease management practices. He established this scholarship to encourage the application of scientific operations research approaches to health care delivery systems, processes, and enterprises.

Dr. Bonder has made major contributions to the operations research profession. He has served as 27th president of the Operations Research Society of America and the Military Operations Research Society, and vice president of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Patriotic Service Award from the Secretary of the Army, the George E. Kimball Medal, and the INFORMS President's Award. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.