Shmuel Onn is a Professor of Operations Research and the Dresner Chair at IE&M, Technion. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1992 and is a frequent visitor of the Mathematical Research Institutes at Berkeley, Banff, Oberwolfach, and ETH Zürich, where he delivered the Nachdiplom Lectures in 2009. He is a recipient of the 2010 INFORMS Computing Society Prize, 2009 IBM Faculty Award, 2005 Henry Taub Prize, and 2005 ORSIS Prize. He is the author of the research monograph Nonlinear Discrete Optimization published by the European Mathematical Society in 2010. Over the last several years Shmuel Onn has been pioneering a new theory that uses Graver bases to solve large linear and nonlinear integer programs efficiently and in polynomial time.