INFORMS NEWS: Bertsimas receives Morse Lectureship Award

Ed Kaplan (left) and INFORMS President Anne Robinson (right) congratulate Dimitris Bertsimas (center).

Ed Kaplan (left) and INFORMS President Anne Robinson (right) congratulate Dimitris Bertsimas (center).

MIT professor Dimitris Bertsimas was named the 2013 recipient of the Philip McCord Morse Lectureship Award at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Minneapolis. Committee Chair Edward Kaplan made the presentation.

Bertsimas is the Boeing Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management, a professor of Operations Research and the co-director of the Operations Research Center at MIT.

The lectureship is awarded in honor of Philip McCord Morse in recognition of his pioneer contribution to the field of operations research and the management sciences. The term of the lectureship is two years. The award is $2,000, a certificate, a travel fund of $5,000, a copy of Morse’s autobiography, “In at the Beginnings: A Physicist’s Life,” and a copy of Morse and Kimball’s “Methods of Operations Research.”