Thomas Caywood

Thomas Caywood
Born (1919-05-09)May 9, 1919
Died December 10, 2008(2008-12-10) (aged 89)
Fields Mathematics, Computer Science
Institutions Harvard University
Alma mater Cornell College
Northwestern University
Harvard University
Academic advisors Garrett Birkhoff[1]

Thomas E. Caywood (9 May, 1919 – 19 December, 2008) was an American computer scientist and cofoundeder of the Operations Research Society of America.

Caywood first attended Cornell College and then attended Northwestern University. He went on to join the Harvard Systems Research Laboratory.[2] Having gained a PhD on Axially Symmetric Harmonic Functions at Harvard in 1947,[1] Caywood moved to the Institute for Air Weapons Research at the University of Chicago.[2]

In 1965 his name appeared on a list of academics involved with Project Camelot.[3]


  1. 1 2 "Thomas E. Caywood". Mathematics Genealogy Project. North Dakota State University. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  2. 1 2 "Thomas E. Caywood". INFORMS. INFORMS. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  3. Behavioral Sciences and the National Security: Report No. 4, Together With Part IX of the Hearings on Winning the Cold War: The U.S. Ideological Offensive by the Subcommittee on International Organizations and Movements of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, December 6, 1965
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