Baruch Schieber is the manager of the Optimization Center in the Mathematical Sciences Department in IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. In this capacity Baruch leads a group of Computer Scientists, Mathematicians and Operation Researchers in activities combining world class basic research with the design and implementation of state of the art software in areas such as supply chain management, personnel and vehicle scheduling, production planning, print technology and intrinsic function acceleration. Baruch received his PhD in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University in 1987 and joined IBM as a post doctoral fellow. His main interests are approximation algorithms, scheduling, and routing. Baruch has published more than 60 papers in scientific journals and is a regular presenter in leading Theoretical Computer Science conferences.