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Applied Probability Society

Erlang Prize
This prize is awarded to recognize outstanding contributions to applied probability made by an early career researcher. This award includes a plaque and a $1,000 cash prize.

Winner: To Be Announced

Student Paper Prize
This prize identifies and honors outstanding papers in the field of applied probability 
that are written primarily by a student.

Winner: To Be Announced
Presented: Monday, November 5, 6–7:30pm
CC – North 225A, 200 Level

Aviation Applications Section

Best Dissertation Award
This prize is awarded for the best dissertation in any area related to aviation O.R. (air traffic management O.R. and airline O.R.). The award includes a plaque and $500 cash prize.

Winner: Chiwei Yan

Presented: Sunday, November 4, 6:15–7:15pm
CC – North 223, 200 Level

Computing Society

INFORMS Computing Society Prize
The ICS Prize is an annual award for best English language paper on the OR/CS interface. The award includes a plaque and cash prize.

Winners: James V. Burke, Frank E. Curtis, Adrian S. Lewis, Michael L. Overton

Student Paper Award
This award is given annually to the best paper on computing and O.R. by a student author, as judged by a panel of the ICS. The award includes a plaque and $500 cash prize.

Winner: Aleksandr M. Kazachkov
Runners-up: Colin P. Gillen and Christopher Lourenco
Presented: Monday, November 5, 6:15–7:15pm
CC – West 106C, 100 Level

Data Mining

Best Paper Competition

Decision Analysis Society

Publication Award
This award is given annually to the best decision analysis article or book published in the second preceding calendar year, as judged by a panel of Society members. The award includes a plaque and $750 cash prize.

Winners: Gülden Ülkümen, Craig R. Fox, and Bertram F. Malle
Finalist: Alex Imas

Student Paper Award
This award is given annually to the best decision analysis paper by a student author, as judged by a panel of Society members. Student papers need not be sole-authored or
first-authored. This award includes a plaque and $500 cash prize.

Winner: Xiaojia Guo
Finalists: Christoph Werner and Alireza Boloori

Frank P. Ramsey Medal
The Frank P. Ramsey Medal is the highest award of the DAS. It was created to recognize distinguished contributions to the field of decision analysis. The medal is named in honor of Frank Plumpton Ramsey, a Cambridge University mathematician who was one of the pioneers of decision theory in the 20th century. The Ramsey Medalists are recognized for having made substantial further contributions to that theory and its application to important classes of real decision problems. The medal is accompanied by a $1,000 cash prize.

Winner: Dr. Max Henrion
Presented: Monday, November 5, 6–8pm
CC – North 225B, 200 Level

e-Business Section

Best Paper Award

Winners: To Be Announced
Presented: Monday, November 5, 6:15–7:15pm
CC – North 131B, 100 Level

Energy, Natural Resources & the Environment Section

Student Best Paper Award
This award is given annually to the best paper dealing with energy, environmental, or natural resource issues by a student author who is presenting at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, as judged by a panel of the Energy, Natural Resources & the Environment Section. The award is accompanied by a cash prize.

Winner: Beste Basciftci

Best Publication in Energy Award
The ENRE Best Publication Awards are given annually to the best refereed journal articles (in the areas of energy and forestry) published two calendar years prior to the year in which the award is given. The objective of the award is to recognize the contributions of ENRE members to the research areas of forestry and energy. Therefore, separate awards will be given in each area, and membership during the year of the nomination will be a requirement for the nominator. Nominated publications will be judged by three ENRE members in each area (three from forestry and three from energy) with respect to impact and originality. The award will consist of a plaque.

Winner: Goran Vojvodic, Ahmad I. Jarrah, and David P. Morton

Best Publication in Environment & Sustainability Award
The ENRE Best Publication Award in Environment and Sustainability is given annually to the best refereed journal article in this areas of interest for ENRE. The objective of the award is to recognize the contributions of ENRE members to the field of environment and sustainability in operations research & management science. Nominated publications will be judged by a distinguished committee with respect to impact and originality.

Winner: Shouqiang Wang, Peng Sun, and Francis de Véricourt

Best Publication in Natural Resources Award
The ENRE Best Publication Award in Natural Resources is given annually to the best refereed journal article in this areas of interest of ENRE.

Winner: Tingju Zhu, Guilherme Fernandes Marques, and Jay R. Lund

Young Researcher Award
This award recognizes an outstanding paper on the application of OR/MS to an important problem in energy, natural resources, and/or the environment.

Winner: Soongeol Kwon
Presented: Sunday, November 4, 6:15–7:15pm
CC – North 228, 200 Level

Finance Section

Student Paper Competition
The objectives of the section are to provide a continuing, specialized focus within INFORMS on the topic of financial services, with the aim of identifying current and potential problems and contributions to their solutions; to lead in the development, dissemination, and implementation of knowledge, basic and applied research and technologies in the area of finance and financial services.

Winner: To Be Announced
Presented: Monday, November 5, 6–7:15pm
CC – North 131A, 100 Level

Health Applications Society

Pierskalla Award
This award recognizes research excellence in the field of healthcare management science. The award includes an honorarium for the best paper presented in a Health Applications Society sponsored session at the INFORMS Annual Meeting. The award is named after Dr. William Pierskalla to recognize his contribution and dedication to improving health services delivery through operations research.

Winners: To Be Announced
Presented: Monday, November 5, 6:15–7:15pm
CC – West 101A, 100 Level

Information Systems

ISS Distinguished Fellow

The Sandy Slaughter Early Career Award

Nunamaker-Chen  Dissertation Award

JFIG

JFIG Paper Competition

Society for Marketing Science

2018 Buck Weaver Award
This award is given to recognize lifetime contribution to the advancement of theory and practice in marketing science.

Winner: John Roberts

2017 Frank M. Bass Outstanding Dissertation Award
This award is given to the best marketing paper derived from a PhD thesis published in an INFORMS-sponsored journal.

Winner: Pedro Gardete

2017 John D.C. Little Award
This award is given annually to the best marketing paper published in Marketing Science or Management Science.

Winners: Olivier Toubia, Oded Netzer, Eric M. Schwartz, Eric T. Bradlow, and Peter S. Fader


2018 Long Term Impact Award
The INFORMS Society for Marketing Science Long Term Impact Award (LTI Award) is given annually to a marketing paper published in Marketing Science, Management Science, or another INFORMS journal, and viewed to have made a significant long-run impact in the field of marketing.

Winners: Avi Goldfarb and Catherine Tucker

2017 ISMS Doctoral Dissertation Award
Funded by the Sheth Foundation, this dissertation proposal competition will be held annually and will recognize the best doctoral dissertation proposals on important marketing issues and subjects relevant to marketing science, theory, and practice.

Winner: Zuhui Xiao

2017 Vithala R. and Saroj V. Rao ISMS Doctoral Dissertation Award
This Practice Prize is awarded for an outstanding implementation of marketing science concepts and methods. The methodology used must be sound and appropriate to the problem and organization, and the work should have had significant, verifiable, and, preferably, quantitative impact on the performance of the client organization.

Winner: Yael Karlinsky Shichor

2017 ISMS Doctoral Dissertation Award
This dissertation proposal competition recognizes the best doctoral dissertation proposals on important marketing issues and subjects.

Winners: Ryan Dew and Minjung Kwon

2017-2018 Gary L. Lilien ISMS-MSI Practice Prize
The practice prize is awarded for an outstanding implementation of marketing science concepts and methods. The methodology used must be sound and appropriate to the problem and organization, and the work should have had significant, verifiable, and, preferably, quantitative impact on the performance of the client organization.

Winners: Albert Valenti, Shuba Srinivasan, Gokhan Yildirim, and Koen Pauwels

2018 ISMS Fellow Award
This award recognizes cumulative long-term contribution to the mission of ISMS. It recognizes past accomplishments and is an honor, but it is also meant to encourage responsibility. ISMS Fellows are expected to provide leadership and support for the ISMS community.

Awardees: Preyas S. Desai, Tülin Erdem, and Leigh McAlister
Presented: 2018 INFORMS Marketing Science Conference
June 14–16, Temple University

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Society (M&SOM)

Service Management Special Interest Group Best Paper Award
M&SOM Service Management SIG (Special Interest Group) invites nominations for the best published paper(s) on service management.

Winner: Junfei Huang, Boaz Carmeli, Avishai Mandelbaum, Hummy Song, Anita L. Tucker and  Karen L. Murrell
Presented: Sunday, November 4, 6–7:30pm
CC – North 229A, 200 Level

Military and Security Society

Koopman Prize
This prize was named after Bernard Koopman, a founding father of military operations research. It is awarded for the outstanding publication in military operations research from the previous year. The award includes a plaque and $500 cash prize.

Winners: Yan Xia, Rajan Batta, and Rakesh Nagi

J. Steinhardt Prize
This prize is awarded for outstanding contributions to military O.R. and is awarded for life work rather than for any particular contribution. The selection committee is composed of previous award winners. The award is accompanied by a plaque and $2,000 honorarium.

Winner: Marlin Thomas
Presented: Monday, November 5, 6:15–9:15pm
CC – West 106B, 100 Level

Minority Issues Forum

Doctoral Colloquium Student Sponsorship Award

           Winners: Gian-Gabriel Garcia and Alejandro Vigo Camargo

Early Career Award

             Winner: Dr. Eduardo Perez

Paper Competition

              Winners: Ragavendran Gopalakrishnan, Sherwin Doroudi, Amy R. Ward, and Adam Wierman

Multiple Criteria Decision Making Section

MCDM Junior Researcher Best Paper Award
The MCDM Junior Researcher Best Paper Award recognizes outstanding papers in the field of multicriteria decision making written by a junior researcher or a team of junior researchers. The award is given every year at the INFORMS Annual Meeting.

Winner: Gokhan Kirlik
Presented: Sunday, November 4, 6:15–7:15pm
CC – West 212A, 200 Level

Optimization Society

Optimization Society Khachiyan Prize
The Khachiyan Prize of the INFORMS Optimization Society was established in 2010 and is awarded annually at the INFORMS Annual Meeting to an individual or a team for lifetime achievements in the area of optimization. The award recognizes a sustained career of scholarship from nominees who are still active during the year of the nomination. The prize serves as an esteemed recognition of innovativeness and impact in the area of optimization, including theory and applications. Recipients of the INFORMS John von Neumann Theory Prize or the MPS/SIAM Dantzig Prize in prior years are not eligible for the Khachiyan Prize.

Winners: John N. Hooker, James Renegar, and Werner Römisch

Optimization Society Farkas Prize
The G. Farkas Prize established in 2006 and is administered by the Optimization Society of INFORMS. The Farkas Prize is awarded for the most significant contribution to the field of optimization by a researcher or a team of researchers. It is awarded bi-annually at the INFORMS Annual Meeting.

Winner: Shabbir Ahmed

Optimization Society Student Paper Prize
The Student Paper Prize recognizes the most outstanding paper in optimization that is submitted to and received, or published, in a refereed professional journal no more than three years before the closing date of the nomination.

First Place: Yong Sheng Soh
Second Place: Joey Huchette and Felix Happach
Finalists: Yanli Liu, Naman Agarwal, Brian Bullins, and Nam Ho-Nguyen

Optimization Society Young Researchers Prize
This prize, established in 1998 and administered by the Optimization Society of INFORMS, is awarded in even-numbered years at the INFORMS Annual Meeting to one (or more) young researchers for the most outstanding paper in optimization that is submitted to or published in a refereed professional journal. The prize serves as an esteemed recognition of promising colleagues who are at the beginning of their academic or industrial career.

Winners: Amir Ahmadi, Georgina Hall, Dan Iancu, and Nikos Trichakis
Presented: Sunday, November 4, 6:15–7:15pm
CC – North 124A, 100 Level

 

Organization Science Section

Dissertation Proposal Competition
Now in its 26th year, this competition is one of the most prestigious available to doctoral students studying organizations.

Winner: To Be Announced
Finalists: Basima Tewfik, John Eklund, Hyo Kang, Stefan Dimitriadis, Britta Glennon, Rebecca Paluch, Trey Cummings, and Michael Lee
Presented: Saturday, November 3, 8am–5pm
Hyatt – Curtis, 2nd Floor

Public Sector OR Section

Best Paper Award
The INFORMS Public Sector Operations Research (PSOR) Best Paper Award, sponsored by the PSOR Section, recognizes research judged to be of the best quality in all of the disciplines and application areas represented within PSOR. Through this competition, PSOR seeks to build a tradition of scholarly exchange of knowledge of public policy, programs, safety, service, and needs within the entire INFORMS community

Winners: To Be Announced
Presented: Monday, November 5, 8–9:30am
Public Sector OR Breakfast
Hyatt – Gilbert, 1st Floor

Quality, Statistics and Reliability

Best Refereed Paper Award

Best Student Award

Railway Applications Section

Railway Applications Section Student Paper Award
This award is given to recognize the best student research paper on analytics and fact-based decision making in railway applications. The First Place paper will be considered for publication in Networks.

First Place: Fei Yan, Nikola Bešinović, and Rob M.P. Goverde
Second Place: Rolf N. van Lieshout, Paul C. Bouman, and Dennis Huisman
Third Place: Manuel Fuentes, Luis Cadarso, and Ángel Marín
Presented: Sunday, November 4, 6:15–7:15pm
CC – North 221A, 200 Level

Revenue, Management and Pricing

Section Prize

Section Dissertation Prize

Section on Location Analysis

Dissertation Award
This award recognizes outstanding PhD dissertations related to the field of location analysis. The prize is awarded biennially and announced during the INFORMS Annual Meeting.

Winner: Barış Yıldız and Camilo Ortiz-Astorquiza
Presented: Sunday, November 4, 6:15–7:15pm
CC – West 213B, 200 Level

Social Media Analytics Section

Best Student Paper Award
The Social Media Analytics Section of INFORMS announces the Best Student Paper Award to recognize excellence among its student members. The award program brings prestige to the Social Media Analytics Section as well as to the recipients honored. The current prize amount is $200 divided among the winning authors.

Winner: To Be Announced
Presented: Monday, November 5, 6:15–8:15pm
CC – North 231C, 200 Level

Technology, Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship Section (TIMES)

Distinguished Speaker award

Best Paper award

Best Working paper award

Best Dissertation award

TSL Best Dissertation Emerging Economy Award

President’s Service Award

Telecommunications and Network Analytics Section

2018 Best Dissertation Award
Dissertations are evaluated based on their specific contributions in the use of quantitative and analytical or O.R. techniques in addressing existing and future problems recognized to be valuable to the field of telecommunications.

Winner: Martim Joyce-Moniz
Finalists: Lei Lei and Marco Premoli
Presented: Sunday, November 4, 6:15–7:15pm
CC – West 211A, 200 Level

Transportation Science & Logistics Society

Best Dissertation Award
This award is the oldest and most prestigious honor for doctoral dissertations in the transportation science and logistics area. The award includes a plaque and cash prize.

Winner: Maximilian Schiffer

Best Paper Award
This award is given once a year to an outstanding paper in the field of transportation science and logistics. The paper must have been published in a refereed journal and must present innovative approaches for solving complex problems in transportation and/or logistics, with an emphasis on operations research and quantitative methods.

Winner: Natashia Boland, Mike Hewitt, Luke Marshall, and Martin Savelsbergh

Best Dissertation Emerging Economy Award

Winner: Rakesh V
Presented: Monday, November 5, 6:15–7:15pm
CC – North 224A, 200 Level

Women in OR/MS Forum (WORMS)

Award for the Advancement of Women in OR/MS
The Women in OR/MS Award celebrates and recognizes a person who has contributed significantly to the advancement and recognition of women in the field of OR/MS.

Winner: To Be Announced

Doctoral Colloquium Student Sponsorship Award
WORMS will sponsor one student member to attend the Doctoral Student Colloquium at the INFORMS Annual Meeting. The award includes registration to the INFORMS Annual Meeting, the Doctoral Student Colloquium, and a year membership to WORMS.

Winner: To Be Announced

Family Care Travel Award
The award will reimburse recipients for up to $500 in costs associated with care and/or travel for family members whose caregiver is participating in the INFORMS Annual Meeting.

Winner: To Be Announced
Presented: Tuesday, November 6, 12:30–1:30pm
Hyatt – Regency Ballroom AB, 1st Floor