INFORMS News: Tardos awarded Morse Lectureship

Eva Tardos was awarded the Philip McCord Morse Lectureship Award.

Eva Tardos was awarded the Philip McCord Morse Lectureship Award.

Éva Tardos, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University, was awarded the 2017 Philip McCord Morse Lectureship at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Houston.

The citation noted that Professor Tardos “exemplifies the true spirit of Professor Morse,” and, who, like Morse, “has been an outstanding spokesperson for the operations research profession.”

The lectureship is awarded in honor of Morse in recognition of his pioneer contribution to the field of operations research and the management sciences. The award is given in odd-numbered years at the INFORMS Annual Meeting if there is a suitable recipient. The term of the lectureship is two years. The award is $2,000, a certificate, a travel fund of $5,000, a copy of Morse’s autobiography, “In at the Beginnings: A Physicist’s Life” and a copy of Morse and George Kimball’s “Methods of Operations Research.”

Brenda Dietrich served as chairperson of the 2017 Morse Lectureship committee.