INFORMS News: Call for nominations and submissions
John von Neumann Theory Prize
The John von Neumann Theory Prize is awarded annually to a scholar (or scholars in the case of joint work) who has made fundamental, sustained contributions to theory in operations research and the management sciences. The award is given each year at the INFORMS national meeting if there is a suitable recipient. Although the Prize is normally given to a single individual, in the case of accumulated joint work, the recipients can be multiple individuals. Nominations should be submitted to the committee chair as soon as possible, but no later than June 1.
For complete eligibility and submission information visit: www.informs.org/Recognize-Excellence/INFORMS-Prizes-Awards/John-von-Neumann-Theory-Prize/John-von-Neumann-Theory-Prize-Application-Process
George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award
The George B. Dantzig Award is given for the best dissertation in any area of operations research and the management sciences that is innovative and relevant to practice. This award has been established to encourage academic research that combines theory and practice and stimulates greater interaction between doctoral students (and their advisors) and the world of practice. The award is given at the INFORMS annual meeting in November 2011. All items should be submitted no later than July 8.
For complete eligibility and submission information visit: www.informs.org/Recognize-Excellence/INFORMS-Prizes-Awards/George-B.-Dantzig-Dissertation-Award/George-B.-Dantzig-Dissertation-Award-Application-Process
Frederick W. Lanchester Prize
Nominations are invited for the Lanchester Prize. The prize is awarded for the best contribution to operations research and the management sciences published in English in the past three years. The prize is $5,000 and a commemorative medallion. If there are multiple winners, a medallion is struck for each and the monetary award is shared equally. The award will be given at the 2011 INFORMS annual meeting, if there is a suitable recipient. Nominations are due no later than June 15.
For complete eligibility and submission information visit: www.informs.org/Recognize-Excellence/INFORMS-Prizes-Awards/Frederick-W.-Lanchester-Prize/Frederick-W.-Lanchester-Prize-Application-Process
George Nicholson Student Paper Competition
The George Nicholson Committee competition is held each year to identify and honor outstanding papers in the field of operations research and the management sciences written by a student.
Prizes will be awarded and finalists will be invited to present their papers at the INFORMS annual meeting in November 2011. All entries must be submitted no later than May 31.
For complete eligibility and submission information visit: www.informs.org/Recognize-Excellence/INFORMS-Prizes-Awards/George-Nicholson-Student-Paper-Competition/George-Nicholson-Student-Paper-Competition-Application-Process
INFORMS Prize for the Teaching of OR/MS Practice
The INFORMS Prize for the Teaching of OR/MS Practice will be given annually, if there is a suitable recipient, to a university or college teacher for excellence in teaching the practice of OR/MS. The purpose of this award is to recognize a teacher who has succeeded in helping his or her students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective practitioners of operations research or the management sciences. An “effective practitioner” has respect for, understanding of, and the skills to surmount both the practical difficulties and the technical challenges of doing good OR/MS work. The award will be presented at the INFORMS annual meeting in November 2011. Nominations must be submitted by of June 30.
For complete details, see: www.informs.org/Recognize-Excellence/INFORMS-Prizes-Awards/INFORMS-Prize-for-the-Teaching-of-the-OR-MS-Practice/INFORMS-Prize-for-Teaching-of-ORMS-Practice-Application-Process
INFORMS Expository Writing Award
The INFORMS Expository Writing Award honors an operations researcher/management scientist whose publications demonstrate a consistently high standard of expository writing. The award is given each year at the annual meeting if there is a suitable recipient. The winner will receive $2,000 and a framed certificate that includes a brief citation at the annual meeting in November 2011. Nominations must be submitted by Aug. 15.
For complete details, see: www.informs.org/Recognize-Excellence/INFORMS-Prizes-Awards/INFORMS-Expository-Writing-Award
Doing Good with Good O.R. Student Competition
INFORMS is again sponsoring a competition to encourage student research and practice that has societal impact. The “Doing Good with Good O.R. Student Competition” will feature the most exciting work performed by students in partnership with public and private organizations that yields tangible and beneficial outcomes for individuals, communities and organizations. Such work will be infused with OR/MS methods and could appeal to multiple disciplinary and application-area interests. INFORMS must receive completed submissions for this competition by May 15.
INFORMS Undergraduate Operations Research Prize
The Undergraduate Operations Research Prize Competition is held each year to honor a student or group of students who conducted a significant applied project in operations research or management science, and/or original and important theoretical or applied research in operations research or management science, while enrolled as an undergraduate student. The prize is given each year at the national meeting if there is a suitable recipient. The prize of $500 plus travel support to the INFORMS annual meeting will be presented at the annual meeting. All entrants satisfying the eligibility requirements will be invited to present their research at an Undergraduate Research Showcase session(s) at the annual meeting.
Entries must be submitted by July 1.
For complete details, see: www.informs.org/Recognize-Excellence/INFORMS-Prizes-Awards/INFORMS-Undergraduate-Operations-Research-Prize/INFORMS-Undergraduate-Operations-Research-Prize-Application-Process