Student Paper Prize
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.
Winners and committee members
|2016||Gonzalo Muñoz (honorable mention: Hamza Fawzi)||Jim Luedtke (chair), Güzin Bayraksan, Shiqian Ma, Mohit Tawarmalani|
|2015||Paul Grigas||Mohit Tawarmalani (chair), Fatma Kılınç-Karzan, Warren Powell, Uday Shanbhag|
|2014||Damek Davis||Santanu Dey (chair), Serhat Aybat, Güzin Bayraksan, François Margot|
|2013||Afonso Bandeira||Santanu S. Dey, Simge Küçükyavuz (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 Atamtürk, Sven Leyffer (chair)|
|2009||Dan Iancu, MIT||Shabbir Ahmed (chair), Sam Burer, Jon Lee|
|2007||Juan Pablo Vielma, Georgia Institute of Technology||François Margot, Tom McCormick, Edwin Romeijn, David Shanno, Yinyu Ye (chair)|
The author(s) and the paper must satisfy the following conditions to be eligible for the prize:
- 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.
- Every nominee must be a student on the first of January in the year of application/nomination.
- 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 topic of the paper must belong to the field of optimization in its broadest sense.
- The prize may be awarded once in a lifetime to any individual.
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 deadline for nominations is July 15, 2016.
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 fifteen-minute presentation in a special session sponsored by the Optimization Society during the INFORMS annual meeting in Nashville, TN in November 2016 (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: Jim Luedtke (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Other committee members: Güzin Bayraksan, Shiqian Ma, Mohit Tawarmalani