DAVID HERTZ
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HERTZ--David Bendel, 92, died on June 13 in Miami, FL. Dr. Hertz was a Professor Emeritus at the University of Miami, where he served as a Distinguished Professor of Artificial Intelligence, director of the Intelligent Computer Systems Research Institute, and professor of management science as well as law. He was a director and general partner of McKinsey and Company, Inc. in New York City for 20 years. He was a professor at Columbia University, where he earned his BA, BS, and PhD; he also earned an MS from the U.S. Navy Postgraduate School and a JD from New York University Law School. Hertz was internationally renowned for his work in artificial intelligence and neural networks, and was a specialist in operations research, systems and risk analysis, and computer law. Dr. Hertz was a founding member and president of the Operations Research Society, as well as president of the Institute of Management Sciences and the International Federation of Operations Research Societies. He published extensively and authored several books throughout his career. He also served as a Commander in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Barbara Valentine, their daughters Barbara Burr and Valentine Kass, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A private memorial has been held. Van Orsdel Funeral Home-Kendall.


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Published in New York Times on Jun. 16, 2011.
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June 27, 2011
It was with profound sadness that I heard the passing of this great man of the century. Dr. Hertz, you will be missed by all of your students! You are such a rare individual whose extraordinary kindness and generosity have touched so many hearts and changed so many lives, especially those of your students. No more reading Sherlock Holmes stories, Dr. Hertz, I have learned my English, hopefully to your satisfactory. I will be forever grateful to you, and to your loving family.
Qing Hu
June 25, 2011
David Bendel Hertz was a rare individual in the XXI century, a genius pedagogue who was also a man of letters and a driving business force in the American century. One hundred men and women such as these today would put our sputtering economy together in a year. David Hertz was indeed a member of the Greatest Generation and he will be missed. Ellen Walroth
Ellen Walroth
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