David Paul Williamson is a professor of operations research at Cornell University,[1] and the editor-in-chief of the SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics.[2] He earned his Ph.D. in 1993 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the supervision of Michel Goemans,[3] and is best known for his work with Goemans on approximation algorithms based on semidefinite programming, for which they won the Fulkerson Prize in 2000.[4] He also received the Frederick W. Lanchester Prize in 2013.


  1. ^ Faculty profile, Cornell University, retrieved 2015-06-07.
  2. ^ SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics publisher web site, accessed 2015-06-07.
  3. ^ David P. Williamson at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ "2000 Fulkerson Prize" (PDF), Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 47 (9): 1086, September 2000.