William J. Cook

William Cook is the Chandler Family Professor at Georgia Tech and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Together with David Applegate, Robert Bixby, and Vasek Chvatal, Dr. Cook created the Concorde computer code for the traveling salesman problem.

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“In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman describes the problem of creating the most efficient solution to computing the shortest travel route—visiting each city on a list and returnin