This interview took place during the Winter Simulation Conference in Washington, D.C. (74:50)
Interviewer: James R. Wilson, Ph.D.
Interview place: Washington, D.C.
Interview date: December 10, 2013
Schmeiser is the author of over 125 research papers with the
majority in the methodology areas of simulation. Two of his papers received
Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) Fortieth Anniversary Landmark Paper Awards
in 2007. He was honored with the David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award
from the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) in 2004. Schmeiser’s
impressive professional service contributions include substantial editorial
responsibilities and leadership roles in the WSC and various simulation
societies, including serving as Chair of The Institute of Management Sciences
(TIMS) College on Simulation and Gaming (1984-1986). He also served as President
of the Omega Rho Honor Society (1996-1998). Schmeiser received several awards
for his professional contributions; most notable are the Institute for
Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) College on Simulation
Distinguished Service Award (1997) and the WSC James R. Wilson Board of
Directors Award (2011). He is a Fellow of both IIE (1997) and INFORMS (2004). In 2014, the INFORMS Simulation Society (I-Sim) presented Schmeiser with the Lifetime Professional Achievement Award.