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Analytics Society

Women in Operations Research – Bayer Scholarship

The scholarship provides three female graduate students interested in the practice of operations research or analytics to attend the INFORMS Annual Meeting.  The winner receives $1300 and two honorable-mention candidates receive $700 each.

Winner: Trilce Encarnacion , Deniz Besik , Somayeh Dejbord 

 

Applied Probability Society

Best Publication Award

This award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to applied probability, consists of a plaque
and $1000.

Winner: David Goldberg, Dmitriy Katz-Rogozhnikov, Yingdong Lu, Mayank Sharma, Mark Squillante, Linwei Xin

Best Student Paper Prize

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

Winner: Gal Mendelson

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: Nuno Ribeiro

Best Student Presentation Competition

This competition is for undergraduate and graduate students who are members of the INFORMS Aviation Applications Section. A certificate of recognition and a cash prize will be awarded.

Winner: Rachael Tompa

Behavioral Operations Management

Best Working Paper Award

Winner: Michelle Shell and Ryan Buell

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.

Winner: William E. Hart, Carl D. Laird, Jean-Paul Watson, David L. Woodruff, Gabriel A. Hackebeil, Bethany L. Nicholson, John Siirola

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: Ryan Cory-Wright  and Jean Pauphilet

ICS Harvey J. Greenberg Service Award

Winner: Allen Holder

Data Mining

Best Student Paper Competition

Winner: Di Wang, Xi Zhang, and Kaibo Liu

Best General Paper Competition

Winner: Feng Liu, Li Wang, Yifei Lou, Ren-Cang Li, and Patrick L. Purdon

Decision Analysis Society

Practice Award

The Practice Award is given annually to the best decision analysis application, as judged by a panel of Society members. 

Winner: Josephine MacHunter, Libby Rumpff, Tracey Regan, and Nevil Amos

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.

Winner: Yael Grushka-Cockayne, Victor Richmond R. Jose, Kenneth C. Lichtendahl Jr.

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: Yi-Chun Chen

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: Raimo P. Hämäläinen

eBusiness Section

Best Paper Award

Winner: Shengjun (June) Mao, Yi-Jen (Ian) Ho, Sanjeev Dewan


Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment Section

Best Publication in Energy

Winner: Burak Kocuk, Santanu S. Dey, X. Andy Sun

Best Student Paper

Winner: Jacob Mays

Early Career Best Paper Award

Winner: Kwon-gi Mun, Raza A. Rafique, Yao Zhao

Best Publication in Environment & Sustainability

Winner: Dmytro Matsypura, Oleg A. Prokopyev, Aizat Zahar

Best Publication in Natural Resources

Winner: Harrison B. Zeff, Jonathan D. Herman, Patrick M. Reed, Gregory W. Characklis

Section on Finance

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: Humoud Alsabah and Shuaijie Qian

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.

Winner:  Arielle Anderer, Hamsa Bastani, John Silberholz 

Information Systems

ISS Distinguished Fellow

Awardee: Chris Forman, Indranil R Bardhan, Alexander Tuzhilin, Param Vir Singh

The Sandy Slaughter Early Career Award

Awardee: Kevin Yili Hong, Beibei Li, Liangfei Qiu, Jui Ramaprasad, Miguel, Godinho de Matos, Lynn L Wu

Nunamaker-Chen  Dissertation Award

Winner: Yingjie Zhang

ISS Management Science Best Paper Award

Winner: Geoffrey Parker and Marshall Van Alstyne


JFIG

JFIG Paper Competition

Winner: Ruiwei Jiang

Manufacturing and Service Operations Management

MSOM Fellows Program

The Distinguished Fellow Award was approved by the MSOM members at the Spring Business Meeting in 1999 in Cincinnati. By the election of a limited number of MSOM Fellows, MSOM recognizes outstanding research and scholarship in operations management. Election as an MSOM Fellow should be considered a rare distinction, comparable with membership in Omega Rho. Teaching and service contributions are not considered in the selection process.

Winner: Charles Corbett, Linda Green, Avishai Mandelbaum

MSOM Journal Best Paper Award

Winner: Long He, Ho-Yin Mak, Ying Rong, Zuo-Jun Max Shen

MSOM Young Scholar Prize

Starting in 2013, the annual MSOM Young Scholar Prize recognizes exceptional young researchers who have made outstanding contributions to scholarship in operations management. Scholars of age 40 years or younger on January 31st of the year in which they are nominated are eligible. 

Winner: Carri Chan

MSOM Service Management SIG Best Paper Award

The Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (M&SOM) Service Management SIG (Special Interest Group) invites nominations for the best published paper(s) on service management.

Winner: Alessandro Arlotto, Andrew E. Frazelle, Yehua Wei

Operations Research Journal Best Paper in Operations Management Award

Winner: Jose Blanchet, Guillermo Gallego, Vineet Goyal

MSOM Responsible Research Award

The purpose of responsible research is to encourage studies contributing knowledge that may have implications for making the world a better place through informing evidence-based, high quality and societally beneficial organizational practices across business, government and non-government organizations.

Winner: Can Zhang , Atalay Atasu , Turgay Ayer, Beril Toktay

MSOM Practice-Based Research Competition

The objectives of the M&SOM Practice-Based Research Competition are to motivate, help develop, reward and highlight high-quality OM research papers with significant practical relevance, and to publish these papers in the M&SOM Journal. 

Winner: Christian Mandl and Stefan Minner

MSOM IFORM Best Paper

Winner: Tunay Tunca and Weiming Zhu

Management Science Journal Best Paper in Operations Management Award

Winner: Georgia Perakis, Maxime Cohen, and Ruben Lobel

 

Society for Marketing Science

2019 Buck Weaver Award

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

Winner: Michel Wedel

2018 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: Raluca Ursu

2018 John D.C. Little Award

This award is given annually to the best marketing paper published in Marketing Science or Management Science.

Winner: Jia Liu and Olivier Toubia

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 ScienceManagement Science, or another INFORMS journal, and viewed to have made a significant long-run impact in the field of marketing.

Winner: Juanjuan Zhang

2018 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: Hana Choi

2018 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: Minkyung Kim

2018 ISMS Doctoral Dissertation Award

This dissertation proposal competition recognizes the best doctoral dissertation proposals on important marketing issues and subjects.

Winner: Mengxia Zhang

2019 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.

Winner: Peter E. Rossi and J. Miguel Villas-Boas

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.

Winner: Miguel A. Lejeune and François Margot

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: Jeffrey E. Kline

Minority Issues Forum

Doctoral Colloquium Student Sponsorship Award

Winner: Temitayo Ajar and Bukola Bakare

Early Career Award

Winner: Dr. Jamol Pender

Paper Competition

Winner: Shadi Sharif Azedah, Michel Bierlaire, Yousef Maknoon

Student Poster Competition

Winner: Benjamin F. Morrow Jr.

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: Milosz Kadzinski

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.

Winner: Masakazu Kojima

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: Katya Scheinberg

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.

Winner: Lijun Ding

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.

Winner: Damek Davis and Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy

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: Saerom Lee

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.

Winner: Daniel Adelman

 

Quality, Statistics & Reliability Section

Best Student Paper Award

The Quality Statistics and Reliability (QSR) Section of INFORMS announces the Best Student Paper Award to recognize excellence among its student members. The award program brings prestige to the QSR Section as well as to the recipients honored.

Winner: Zhen Zhong

Best Refereed Paper 

Winner: Changyue Song, Kaibo Liu, and Xi Zhang

Data Challenge Award

Winner: Erotokritos Skordilis and Ramin Moghaddas

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.

Winner: Christopher Szymula
 

Railway Applications Section Poster Award

Winner: Vahid Dardashti
 

Railway Applications Problem Solving Competition

Winner: Vahid Dardashti
 

Railway Applications Section Distinguished Member Award

Winner: Kamalesh Somani
 

Revenue, Management and Pricing

Section Prize

The INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Prize is awarded for the best contribution to the science of pricing and revenue management published in English.

Winner: Paat Rusmevichientong

Student Paper Prize

Winner:  Chen Chen 

Practice Award

Winner:  Jacob Feldman, Dennis Zhang, Xiaofei Liu  and Nannan Zhang 

Section on Location Analysis

Best Student Paper Award

The award is planned to be given biennially for student papers judged to be the best in the broad field of facility location. We encourage papers that promote the development of analytical methods, techniques and tools in the tradition of operations research/management science (OR/MS) as applied to the study of facility location.

Winner: Jessica Rodríguez‐Pereira
 

 

Service Science

IBM Best Student Paper Competition

Winner: Xiao Lei and Neda Mirzaeian

Best Service Science Paper Award

Winner: Sheldon H. Jacobson
 

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: Yun Young Hur
 

Technology, Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship Section (TIMES)

Distinguished Speaker Award

Winner: Vish Krishnan

Best Paper Award

Winner: Nikolaus Franke, Marion K. Poetz, Martin Schreier

Best Working Paper Award

Winner: Soo-Haeng Cho, Xin Wang, Alan A. Scheller-Wolf

Best Dissertation Award

Winner: Daniel BLASEG

 
 

Telecommunications and Network Analytics Section

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: To Be Announced

TST Best Paper Award

Winner: To Be Announced

 

Transportation Science and Logistics Section

TSL Dissertation Prize

Relevant dissertation topics in the domain of technology management may reflect, but are not limited to, research in science and engineering based organizations; industrial research and development (R&D) laboratories; research units in universities, teaching hospitals, etc.; organizational processes by which technically-oriented activities are integrated into other company goals; innovation processes, and the development of technological innovations for competitive markets. Dissertations may also focus on such topics as the characteristics and behavior of scientist, engineers, and other technical professionals; the flow of technical knowledge; the diffusion of innovations, technological forecasts and policies; and the behavior and management of project teams.

Winner: Sébastien Martin

Robert Herman Lifetime Achievement Award

The Robert Herman Lifetime Achievement Award in Transportation Science is awarded by the INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Section to an individual who throughout his or her professional career has made fundamental and sustained contributions to transportation science and logistics, and has influenced the field through her or his writings, teaching, service, and nurturing of younger professionals. 

Winner: Bruce Golden

Best Paper Award

The TSL Best Paper 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: Long He, Ho-Yin Mak, Ying Rong, Zuo-Jun Max Shen

Outstanding Paper in Air Transportation

Winner: Alexandre Jacquillat and Vikrant Vaze

Outstanding Paper in Urban Transportation Planning & Modeling

Winner: Longsheng Sun, Mark H. Karwan, Changhyun Kwon

 

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: Laura Albert and Sharon Arroyo

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: Fatemeh Karami 

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: Sara Saberi, Zohar Strinka, Muge Capan and Gizem Nemutl