INFORMS News: UM’s Tauber Institute wins INFORMS UPS George D. Smith Prize


The Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan was named the first winner of the UPS George D. Smith Prize as part of the Edelman Awards Gala held during the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research in Huntington Beach, Calif.

The UPS George D. Smith Prize is a new INFORMS award created in the spirit of strengthening ties between industry and the schools of higher education that graduate young practitioners of operations research. It is awarded to an academic department or program for effective and innovative preparation of students to be good practitioners of operations research, management science, or analytics.

The Tauber Institute for Global Operations provides interdisciplinary education, successfully uniting the fields of engineering and business. The Institute strives to meet corporations’ needs for a new kind of graduate – leaders with exceptional academic background and relevant professional experience who can successfully integrate business and engineering perspectives to lead international corporations into the future.