INFORMS NEWS: Nicholson Student Paper Competition

Nicholson Student Paper Competition winner Linwei Xin (second from left) receives congratulations from committee members Illya Hicks (far left) and Mark Squillante (second from right), along with INFORMS President Robin Keller (far right).

Nicholson Student Paper Competition winner Linwei Xin (second from left) receives congratulations from committee members Illya Hicks (far left) and Mark Squillante (second from right), along with INFORMS President Robin Keller (far right).

Linwei Xin of Georgia Tech won the 2015 George E. Nicholson Student Paper Competition for the paper, “Asymptotic optimality of Tailored Base-Surge policies in dual-sourcing inventory systems.”

The competition is held each year to honor outstanding papers in the field of operations research and the management sciences written by a student.
Second place went to Ruoyu Sun of the University of Minnesota for the paper, “On the Expected Convergence of Randomly Permuted ADMM,” while Xiaoshan Peng of the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business received honorable mention for the paper, “An Equilibrium Analysis of a Multiclass Queue with Endogenous Abandonments.”

Finalists included Wang Chi Cheung of MIT, Antoine Desir and Chun Ye of Columbia University, Brian Lu of Columbia University and Can Zhang of Georgia Tech.

Committee co-chairs Illya Hicks and Mark Squillante made the presentations at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.