INFORMS NEWS: Dantzig Dissertation Award

Dantzig Dissertation Award winner Alexandre Jacquillat (l) receives congratulations from INFORMS President Robin Keller.

Dantzig Dissertation Award winner Alexandre Jacquillat (l) receives congratulations from INFORMS President Robin Keller.

Alexandre Jacquillat of MIT was presented the 2015 George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award from INFORMS for his dissertation, “Integrated Allocation and Utilization of Airport Capacity to Mitigate Air Traffic Congestion.”

Nils Rude of INSEAD presented the award at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

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 Daniela Saban of Stanford University (“Design and Analysis of Matching and Auction Markets”) and Yuanhui Zhang of North Carolina State University (“Robust Optimal Control for Medical Treatment Decisions”).