One thing I love about Texas A&M is how supportive the community is. The faculty are truly committed to the success of every student.

Chris Lourenco

A few words of thanks

Lourenco has had many mentors during his undergraduate and graduate career whom he would like to thank.

At Texas A&M, aside from his advisor, Moreno-Centeno, Lourenco thanks Dr. Tim Davis in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering for his assistance, who helped him improve his algorithm development and coding skills, and for helping improve his software to a point where it could be used by other professionals in the field.

 At Clemson University, Lourenco thanks Dr. Mary Beth Kurz and Dr. J. Cole Smith for their help sparking his interest in operations research and graduate school, and for preparing him to succeed as a doctoral student.