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About Me

James B. Orlin is the E. Pennell Brooks (2017) Professor in Management.  He specializes in network and combinatorial optimization. He has helped develop improved solution methodologies for a variety of network optimization problems, with applications to transportation, computer science, operations, and marketing.
Jim Orlin's Bio: as written by ChatGPT for a fantasy adventure story.

About My Family

My wife, Lark Palermo, was the CEO of Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston until December 2020, and is now retired.

My son, Ben, has authored three books on popular mathematics:   Math with Bad Drawings (2018), Change is the Only Constant (2019), and Math Games with Bad Drawings.  His Twitter handle is @benorlin.  Ben's wife, Taryn Flock, teaches math at Macalester College.  Together, they have two children: Casey and Devyn.

My daughter Jenna Orlin Laib is a K-8 math specialist at the Driscoll School in Brookline, MA.  Her blog is entitled "Embrace the Challenge."  Her Twitter handle is @jennalaib.  Jenna's husband, Farid Laib, is an IT manager specializing in cyber security.  Together, they have two children: Soraya and Skander.

My other son Cash has collaborated on several podcasts including Co-pilots with Matt Greenberg.   Co-pilots was a humorous podcast about TV shows that lasted at most once season.

My stepson Justin Palermo is a software engineer.

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    E. Pennell Brooks (1917) Professor in Management

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