I was impressed with Amit’s extreme interest in research that has real world application. Amit designed and implemented optimal algorithms for the multipurpose parallel machine scheduling problem, whereas only weak heuristic procedures had been developed and tested previously. In fact, he found that running his optimal algorithm for only 5 seconds produced answers far superior to any other heuristic procedure, and that in fact they were often optimal answers. There are many real world application problems that have exactly the structure of the problem that Amit solved.
Amit is a brilliant man with an extremely large intellectual capacity. Any company that hires him to solve extremely complex analytical problems is going to be extraordinarily pleased with his performance. He is an extremely nice man who is a good human being.
May 14, 2016