Balseiro captures Dantzig Dissertation Award

Sudhendu Rai (left) presents the George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award to Santiago Balseiro of Duke University (right) as INFORMS President Steve Robinson (center) looks on.

Sudhendu Rai (left) presents the George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award to Santiago Balseiro of Duke University (right) as INFORMS President Steve Robinson (center) looks on.

Santiago Balseiro of Duke University was presented the 2014 George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award from INFORMS for his dissertation, “Competition and Yield Optimization in Ad Exchanges.”

Sudhendu Rai of Xerox presented the award at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

The award honors the best dissertation in any area of operations research and the management sciences that is innovative and relevant to practice. The award is designed to encourage academic research that combines theory and practice and stimulates greater interaction between doctoral students (and their advisors) and the world of practice.

Awards finalists included Robert Hammond of the University of Texas at Austin, Anahita Khojandi of the University of Tennessee and Maj. Jesse Pietz of U.S. Air Force Academy.