INFORMS NEWS: Doing Good with Good O.R. Student Paper Competition

Chenxi Zeng (third from left) won the Doing Good with Good O.R. Student Paper Competition. Zeng is joined by Committee Co-Chair Ruben Proano (far left), INFORMS President Robin Keller (far right) and other finalists.

Chenxi Zeng (third from left) won the Doing Good with Good O.R. Student Paper Competition. Zeng is joined by Committee Co-Chair Ruben Proano (far left), INFORMS President Robin Keller (far right) and other finalists.

Chenxi Zeng of Georgia Tech won the 2015 Doing Good with Good O.R.Student Paper Competition for the paper “Improving Blood Collection Policies for Cryoprecipitate.”

The competition is held each year 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. Finalists presented their papers in sessions held in conjunction with the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

Tong Wang of MIT (“Finding Patterns with a Rotten Core: Data Mining for Crime Series Detection”) placed second, while Sung Keun Baek, Xiaoyang Li, Allen Liu, James Micali, Jisu Park, Mengnan Shen, Yunjie Sun and Emilie Wurmser of Georgia Tech (“Infusion Center Process Improvement and Patient Wait Time Reduction”) and Tianshu Sun, University of Maryland (“Optimal Policy Design to Motivate Blood Donation: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment and a Structural Model”) received honorable mention.

Finalists included: Yuanhui Zhang of North Carolina State University (“Using Operations Research to Improve the Health of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes”), Kimberly Adelaar, Charmaine Chan, Matt Daniels, Javeria Javeria, Caleb Mbuvi, Chu Qian, Ivan Renaldi, and Jonathan Sutomo of Georgia Tech (“Ebola Treatment Facility Location Planning in Guinea”).

Chase Rainwater and Ruben Proano presented the awards.