David Shmoys is the Laibe/Acheson Professor at Cornell University in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering and the Department of Computer Science, and is currently the Director of the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering. Shmoys's research has focused on the design and analysis of efficient algorithms for discrete optimization problems, with applications including scheduling, inventory theory, computational biology, stochastic optimization models, and algorithms in computational sustainability, and most recently, algorithmic support for the sharing economy. His graduate-level text, The Design of Approximation Algorithms, co-authored with David Williamson, was awarded the 2013 INFORMS Lanchester Prize. He is an INFORMS Fellow, a Fellow of the ACM, and a SIAM Fellow, and was an NSF Presidential Young Investigator. He has served on numerous editorial boards, and is currently on the boards of Mathematics of Operations Research, and INFORMS Journal on Optimization.