Optimization Society

Student Paper Prize

Purpose

The INFORMS Optimization Society Student Paper Prize was established in 2006 and is awarded annually at the INFORMS Fall National Meeting to one or more student(s) for an outstanding paper in optimization that is submitted to and received or published in a refereed professional journal during the three calendar years preceding the year of the award. Every nominee/applicant must be a student on the first of January of the year of the award. Any co-author(s) not nominated for the award should send a letter indicating that the majority of the nominated work was performed by the nominee(s). The prize serves as an esteemed recognition of promising students who are looking for an academic or industrial career.

The award includes a cash amount of $1,000 and a citation certificate. The award winner(s) will be invited to give a fifteen minute presentation of the winning paper at the INFORMS Fall National Meeting in the year of the award. The winners will be responsible for all travel expenses associated with the presentation of their paper at the INFORMS meeting.

Winners and committee members

Year Winner(s) Committee members
2013 Afonso Bandeira Santanu S. Dey, Simge Kücükyavuz (Chair), Guanghui Lan
2012 Diego Morán Simge Küçükyavuz, Katya Scheinberg (Chair), Renata Sotirov.
2011 Daniel Dadush Matthias Koeppe (Chair), Jean-Philippe Richard, Katya Scheinberg
2010 Shiqian Ma Miguel Anjos, Alper Atamturk, Sven Leyffer (chair)
2009 Dan Iancu, MIT Shabbir Ahmed (chair), Sam Burer, Jon Lee
2007 Juan Pablo Vielma, Georgia Institute of Technology Francois Margot, Tom McCormick, Edwin Romeijn, David Shanno, Yinyu Ye (Chair)

Eligibility

The author(s) and the paper must satisfy the following conditions to be eligible for the prize:

  1. The paper must be published in, or submitted and received by, a refereed professional journal during the three calendar years prior to the year of the award.
  2. Every nominee must be a student on the first of January in the year of application/nomination.
  3. Any co-author(s) not nominated for the award should send a letter indicating that the majority of the nominated work was performed by the nominee(s).
  4. The topic of the paper must belong to the field of optimization in its broadest sense.
  5. The prize may be awarded once in a lifetime to any individual.

Application Process

A complete entry consists of:

  • an electronic PDF file of the paper;
  • an electronic PDF file of a letter signed by all co-authors attesting that the majority of the work was done by the student;
  • an electronic PDF file of a nomination letter attesting that the eligibility conditions have been satisfied by the entrant and the paper.

The entry should be sent by email to the chair of the prize committee.

2013 Edition

The INFORMS Optimization Society Student Paper Prize includes a cash amount of US$ 1,000 and a citation certificate. The award winners will be invited to give a presentation in a special session sponsored by the Optimization Society during the INFORMS annual meeting in Minneapolis, MN in October 2013 (the winners will be responsible for their own travel expenses to the meeting).  Award winners are also asked to contribute an article about their award-winning work to the annual Optimization Society newsletter.

Committee Chair: Simge Kücükyavuz (kucukyavuz.2@osu.edu)
Other committee members: Santanu S. Dey, Guanghui Lan

Events

Key Contacts

Chair: Sanjay Mehrotra (mehrotra@iems.northwestern.edu)

Web editor: Pietro Belotti (pietrobelotti@fico.com)

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