INFORMS News: Turner captures Dantzig Award

INFORMS President Rina Schneur congratulates Dantzig Award winner John Turner.

INFORMS President Rina Schneur congratulates Dantzig Award winner John Turner.

John Turner, now an assistant professor at the University of California-Irvine, was presented the George B. Dantzig Award from INFORMS for his dissertation, “Ad Slotting and Pricing: New Media Planning Models for New Media.” The award honors the best dissertation in any area of operations research and the management sciences that is innovative and relevant to practice.

Committee Chair Stephan Biller made the presentation at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Charlotte, N.C.

The 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.

Turner developed the prize-winning dissertation at Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business under the advisement of Professor Sridhar Tayur.

The other finalists included Tim Carnes of MIT and Xu Andy Sun of the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.