**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.