Three Universities Selected as Finalists for the 2022 UPS George D. Smith Prize

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Three Universities Selected as Finalists for the 2022 UPS George D. Smith Prize

INFORMS Prize Recognizes Excellence in Teaching Operations Research and Analytics

BALTIMORE, MD, January 31, 2022 – INFORMS, the largest association for the decision and data sciences, has selected three finalists for the 2022 UPS George D. Smith Prize, which recognizes excellence in preparing students to become practitioners of operations research and analytics.

The finalists for the 2022 Smith Prize are:

  • Eindhoven University of Technology, Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • The University of Toronto, The Rotman School of Management, Master of Management Analytics
  • Purdue University, Krannert School of Management

The winner will be announced on Monday, April 4 at the 2022 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference in Houston, Texas. 

Named in honor of the late UPS Chief Executive Officer – a champion of operations researchers at a leading Fortune 500 corporation – the UPS George D. Smith Prize was created in the spirit of strengthening ties between industry and the schools of higher education that graduate young practitioners of operations research. The prize is awarded to an academic department or program for effective and innovative preparation of students to be good practitioners of operations research and analytics. These students go on to fill positions in industry and government, jobs that are essential to the goal of elevating the field of operations research and analytics to help people make better decisions that save lives, save money and solve problems.

Past recipients of the award include The Department of Business Analytics at the University of Iowa; Smith School of Business at Queens University; Department of Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems at the University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business; Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Air Force Academy; H. John Heinz III College of Information Systems and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University; Sauder School of Business at University of British Columbia – Centre for Operations Excellence; MIT Leaders for Global Operations (LGO); Naval Postgraduate School; and Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan.

 

About INFORMS 

INFORMS advances and promotes the science and technology of decision-making to save lives, save money and solve problems. As the largest association for the decision and data sciences, INFORMS members support organizations and governments at all levels as they work to transform data into information, and information into insights that lead to more efficient, effective, equitable and impactful results. INFORMS’ 10,000+ members are comprised of a diverse and robust international community of practitioners, researchers, educators, and students from a variety of fields. 

 

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Ashley Smith

443-757-3578

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