Hooker is Professor of Operations Research and T. Jerome Holleran Professor
of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility at Carnegie Mellon
University. He joined the Tepper School of Business at CMU in 1984 and
has since held several visiting posts, most recently at the London School of
Economics and the State University of Campinas, Brazil. He holds
doctoral degrees in philosophy and operations research.
Hooker has published 170+ articles, 7 books, and 5 edited volumes in
operations research, constraint programming, ethics, cross-cultural
management, and music theory. He is an INFORMS Fellow and recipient of
the INFORMS Computing Society Prize. He has served on several editorial
boards, including two decades as an area editor for INFORMS Journal on
Computing, and was elected chair of the INFORMS Computing Society.
He is equally active in the constraint programming community, having served
as conference and workshop organizer, as well as member of numerous
and award committees. He was elected to the Executive Committee of the
Association for Constraint Programming and received his most recent best
paper award at the 2015 Constraint Programming Conference.
He is a pioneer in the integration of optimization
and constraint programming technologies, having written the first book and
co-chaired the first conference on the subject. OR/CP integration is
now an active research field and provides the basis for leading software
packages like IBM's OPL Studio and the popular award-winning solver
SCIP. Professor Hooker also introduced logic-based Benders
decomposition, which is based on a concept of inference duality. It can
reduce solution times by orders of magnitude and has found a wide variety of
applications. More recently, he and T. Hadžić adapted decision diagrams to optimization, and several
investigators are now pursuing this line of research.
Hooker’s interests in business ethics and cross-cultural management are reflected
books Business Ethics as Rational Choice, Working across Cultures, and Taking Ethics Seriously
(forthcoming). He is founding editor-in-chief of the Journal
of Business Ethics Education and co-organized four conferences on
international corporate responsibility. He has lived and worked in
Australia, Brazil, China, Denmark, India, Qatar, Turkey, the United Kingdom,
the United States, and Zimbabwe, and has extensive experience in Germany and
Mexico. In addition, he has written a number of musical compositions
for piano, chamber groups, and chorus.
Hooker received a Distinguished Academic Leadership Award in 2001 for his direction
and reorganization of the Tepper School's undergraduate business
administration program. He was recognized with an Award for Sustained
Teaching Excellence in 2009 and the Gerald Thompson Excellence in the
Classroom Award in 2016.