INFORMS Student Award Winners Spring-Summer 2017

Dissertation Awards

Society/Award     Name School Name of Paper
Aviation Applications Winner   Virginie Lurkin University of Liege Modeling in Air Transportation: Cargo Loading and Itinerary Choice
College on Organization Science Winner   Tristan Botelho Massachusetts Institute of Technology Essays on Evaluation Processes and Knowledge Sharing in a Competitive Context
Information Systems Society Winner   Zhuoxin Allen Li   Disintermediation and Co-opetition in Platform Ecosystems and Modern Value Chains
Revenue Management and Pricing Winner   Maxime C. Cohen   Pricing for Retail, Social Networks and Green Technologies
Purpose of the Award
Section on Location Analysis Winner   Kien Trung Nguyen Kaiserslautern University of Technology Inverse Location Theory with Ordered Median Function and Other Extensions
Section on Location Analysis Winner   Markus Sinnl University of Vienna Bi-Objective Network Design
Section on Location Analysis Honorable Mention   Fan Jia University of Minnesota  
Technology, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Section   Ersin Korpeoglu Carnegie Mellon University Innovation and Crowdsourcing Contests
Transportation Science and Logistics Section First Place   Anh Tien Mai University of Montreal Dynamic Programming Approaches for Estimating and Applying Large-Scale Discrete Choice Models
Transportation Science and Logistics Section First Place   Christian Vad Karsten Technical University of Denmark Competitive Liner Shipping Network Design
George B. Dantzig Dissertation Prize First Place   Eoin O'Mahony Cornell University and Uber Smarter Tools For (Citi) Bike Sharing
George B. Dantzig Dissertation Prize Second Place   Pooyan Kazemian University of Michigan  

Paper/Poster/Presentation Awards

Society   Award Title Name School Name of Paper
    INFORMS Interactive Poster Session Winner (Monday) Thiago Serra Carnegie Mellon University Reformulating the Disjunctive Cut Generating Linear Program
    INFORMS Interactive Poster Session Winner (Tuesday) Lucas Buccafusca University of Millinois Urbana-Champaign Modeling And Maximizing Power For Wind Turbine Arrays
    SAS and INFORMS Analytics Society Student Analytical Scholar Competition Maya Bam University of Michigan  
Aviation Applications   Aviation Applications Best Student Presentation Competition Michael Wittman Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Data Mining   SAS Data Mining Best Paper Award Tuo Zhao Johns Hopkins University Calibrated Multivariate Regression with Application to Neural Semantic Basis Discovery
Data Mining   SAS Data Mining Best Paper Award Paul Brooks Virginia Commonwealth University Robust PCA via L1-Norm Line Fitting
Data Mining   SAS Data Mining Best Paper Award Chitta Ranjan Georgia Institute of Technology Sequence Graph Transform (SGT): A Feature Extraction Function for Sequence Data Mining
Data Mining   SAS Data Mining Best Paper Award Ziaolei Fang Georgia Institute of Technology Residual Useful Lifetime Prediction Using a Degradation Image Stream
Decision Analysis Society   DAS Student Paper Award Qiushi Chen Georgia Institute of Technology Optimal Liver Cancer Surveillance in Hepatitis C-Infected Population
ENRE   Student Paper Travel Award Mehdi Behroozi University of Minnesota Household-Level Economies of Scale in Transportation, Operations Research
Financial Services Section   Best Student Research Paper Award Shomesh Chaudhuri    
           
INFORMS Computing Society Winner INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) Student Paper Award Georgina Hall Princeton University DC Decomposition of Nonconvex Polynomials with Algebraic Techniques
INFORMS Computing Society Runner-up INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) Student Paper Award Hedi Charkhgard University of Newcastle  
INFORMS Computing Society Runner-up INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) Student Paper Award Terrence Mak Australian National University  
MSOM   M&SOM Student Paper Competition Hamsa Bastani Stanford University Online Decision-Making with High-Dimensional Covariates
MSOM   M&SOM Student Paper Competition Michael Freeman University of Cambridge Economies of Scale and Scope in Hospitals
Military Applications Society   Seth Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research in Military Applications Major Issac Faber Army Cyber Command  
Minority Issues Forum   Minority Issues Forum Student Poster Competition Alba C. Rojas-Cordova    
Optimization Society   Optimization Society Student Paper Prize Gonzalo Muñoz Universidad de Chile LP Formulations for Mixed-Integer Polynomial Optimization Problems
Quality, Statistics, & Reliability Section   Best Student Poster Competition Xianchen Xian   A Nonparametric Adaptive Sampling Strategy for On-line Monitoring of Big Data Streams
Quality, Statistics, & Reliability Section   Best Student Poster Competition Chen Zhang   Multichannel Profile Monitoring based on Sparse Multichannel Functional Principle Component Analysis
Quality, Statistics, & Reliability Section   Best Student Paper Simon Mak    
Railway Applications   Management Science in Railroad Applications: Student Paper Research Contest Joris Wagenaar Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rolling Stock Rescheduling in Passenger Railway Transportation Using Dead-Heading Trips and Adjusted Passenger Demand
Service Science Section   Best Student Paper Award Competition Hamsa Bastani Stanford University Online Decision-making with High-dimensional Covariates
Social Media Analytics Section   Best Student Paper Award Christopher E. Marks Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    George E. Nicholson Student Paper Competition Hamsa Bastani Stanford University Online Decision-Making with High-Dimensional Covariates

Other Awards

Society   Award Title Name School Name of Paper
HAS   Seth Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research in Health Services Alba Rojas-Cordova Virginia Tech  
Military Applications Society   Seth Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research in Military Applications Major Issac Faber Army Cyber Command  
  First Place Doing Good with Good O.R. Student Competition  Christine Barnett and Selin Merdan University of Michigan Data Analytics for Optimal Detection of Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  Honorable mention Doing Good with Good O.R. Student Competition  Ohad Eisenhandler and Michal Tzur Tel Aviv University The Humanitarian Pickup and Distribution Problem 
  First Place INFORMS Undergraduate Operations Research Prize Joy Chang University of Michigan Carsharing Fleet Location Design with Mixed Vehicle Types for CO2 Emission Reduction
  Honorable mention INFORMS Undergraduate Operations Research Prize Cem Aydın, Alp Arıbal, Cansu Erol and Begum Tuglu, Koc University A Reformulation of the Appointment Scheduling Problem with Customer Choice Behavior and Multiple Customer Types
  Honorable mention INFORMS Undergraduate Operations Research Prize Hari Bandi IIT Kharagpur Regularized Linear Regression via Robust Optimization Lens
    Judith Liebman Award Victor Wu University of Michigan  
    Judith Liebman Award Thiago Serra Carnegie Mellon University  
    Judith Liebman Award Deepak Agrawal Penn State