INFORMS NEWS: RAS contests

The Rail Applications Section (RAS), a subdivision of INFORMS, is sponsoring two great events:

  1. RAS Problem Solving Competition with a total cash award of $3,750.
  2. Student Paper Award with a total cash award of $1,750.

Apart from the cash prizes, the first-prize winners’ contribution in both competitions will be considered for publication in the journal Networks. The paper still needs to go through the journal’s normal refereeing procedure; however, the paper will receive an expedited refereeing and publication process.

For more information about the RAS Problem-solving Competition, visit www.informs.org/Community/RAS/Problem-Solving-Competition. The winner will receive $2,000, second place $1,000 and third place $750.

For more information about the Student Research Paper Contest, visit www.informs.org/Community/RAS/Student-Paper-Award. The winner will receive $1,000, second place $500 and third place $250.