INFORMS News: Raghavan receives Teaching of OR/MS Practice Prize

Committee Chair Eli Olinick (left) and INFORMS President Ed Kaplan (right) flank award-winning teacher S. Raghu Raghavan.

Committee Chair Eli Olinick (left) and INFORMS President Ed Kaplan (right) flank award-winning teacher S. Raghu Raghavan.

The 2016 INFORMS Prize for the Teaching of OR/MS Practice was presented to S. Raghu Raghavan of the University of Maryland for his “his professionalism and contributions to the teaching of practice in operations research and the management sciences.” Committee Chair Eli Olinick announced the award at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Nasvhille, Tenn.

A professor of management science and operations management at UMD’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Raghavan was recognized for having “succeeded in helping his students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective practitioners of operations research or the management sciences.” His research interests and activities cover a broad domain including auction design, data mining, economics, information systems, computational marketing, networks, optimization and telecommunications.