INFORMS NEWS: Doing Good With Good O.R. Student Competition


Jonathan Helm and Greggory Schell of the University of Michigan won the 2012 INFORMS Doing Good with Good O.R. Student Competition with their project, “Dynamic Monitoring of Chronic Disease.”

Committee Chairperson Susan Martonosi made the award presentation at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz.

The competition is designed to identify and honor outstanding projects in the field of operations research and the management sciences conducted by a student or student group that have a significant societal impact. The projects must have, or are likely to have, a significant societal impact, and operations research and management science methods and tools (broadly interpreted) must be central to the success of the projects described. “Societal impact” should be construed to mean an impact on individuals, communities and organizations that goes beyond that associated with a private-sector for-profit initiative. The projects might also strive to include innovation through theory and creative computational methods, and it should address implementation challenges.