Paul's Retirement

Get that man an umbrella drink!

Surprise Blog for Paul’s Retirement

We are getting together an online collection of funny stories, memories, jokes, pictures, and all of those other nice things that people don’t usually compile until you are gone. Instead … Continue reading

Featured · 2 Comments

Thank you

Dear Paul, I wish I’d written this post a bit earlier so I wouldn’t have the pressure to be the last one – my few lines preceded by so many … Continue reading

May 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

On to the next one!

The journey is its own reward. Congratulations on your retirement!

May 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

Wit Never Retires

by John Angelis My interactions with Paul have always been marked by humor. The insight that leads to his CPLEX skills and excellent research also leads to a mastery of … Continue reading

May 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

A legendary OR mensch

I have never met Paul before. I am sure we may have crossed paths at an INFORMS conference (or two), but I don’t believe we have actually met in person … Continue reading

May 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

So you are retiring…

Hi Paul, If you are reading this it means that Mary has sent us countless number of emails days and nights to make sure that we all write our blog … Continue reading

May 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

Happy Retirement Day!

By Mary Leszczynski Happy, happy day to one of my favorite tweeps! We couldn’t let this day (and we hope it is today, we are relying on Tim’s math + … Continue reading

May 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

Paul writes blogs the way O.R. Blogs are supposed to be!

I have known Paul for many years, but in the past 3 years I have gotten to know him much better, both through our work on the INFORMS IT Committee, … Continue reading

May 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

Relaxing the constraints not retirement

By Dave Curran  What is Paul going to do next? I have no idea but I plan to enjoy finding out. I’m looking forward to more blog posts, tweeting and commenting. … Continue reading

May 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

Paul gave the OR/MS community the equivalent of “more cowbell”

by Laura McLay Like many of you reading this blog, I’ve gotten to know Paul Rubin through social networking. I also had the pleasure to be on the same social … Continue reading

May 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

A Thank You Note and the Real Story Behind the Evil Twin

By Tallys Yunes After digging through some old emails and running a few searches on Google, I discovered that my very first interaction with Paul took place on August 21, … Continue reading

May 16, 2012 · 3 Comments


By S. Phil Kim When I met Paul personally for the first time, it was in INFORMS 2011 at Charlotte. More precisely, it was the SNS session he presented at … Continue reading

May 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

Grey Hairs Online in OR/MS

By Mike Trick I have mixed feelings about Paul’s upcoming retirement.  As a fellow grey-hair, I appreciated having Paul at conferences since I didn’t feel I stuck out so much. … Continue reading

May 15, 2012 · 3 Comments

Geeks out on CPLEX

By Tim Hopper I wanted to talk about Paul’s persistent wit, but it has already been mentioned. He’s certainly one of the funniest guys in the Twitter/Operations Research community (all … Continue reading

May 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

OR’s loss, Leisure Science’s gain

By Matt Saltzman I don’t recall exactly when I first encountered Paul, but as social media have started to take hold in the OR community, I think I’ve come to … Continue reading

May 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

Paul Rubin – My Virtual OR Friend

By Bo Jensen I first came to know about Paul Rubin, years ago while I was still working at MOSEK. I follow almost all OR forums even support forums from … Continue reading

May 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

May the Optimal Force be with Rubin

By Thiago Serra I never met Paul personally. However, that did not prevent me from learning a bit of what this optimization jedi master doctor has to tell. There is … Continue reading

May 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

Greetings from the United Kingdom

By David Smith Dear Paul As far as I know we have never met face to face. But I fancy that if we did, there would be a great deal … Continue reading

May 7, 2012 · 1 Comment