Public Sector OR Best Paper Competition

Submission deadline: June 30, 2015

Winning material: Distressed selling by farmers: Model, analysis, and use in policy-making

Purpose of the Award

The INFORMS Public Sector OR Section is sponsoring an award for best paper presented at the INFORMS annual conference in Philadelphia, November 1-4, 2015. This award is intended to encourage journal-quality research in all of the disciplines and application areas represented within PSOR, and to build a tradition of scholarly exchange of knowledge at our research meetings beyond attendance at sessions. Participation is open to all INFORMS members, whether students, academics, or practitioners. Each submission must be associated with a presentation at the fall national conference. Subject to receiving qualified submissions, one first prize of $250, one second prize of $100, and an honorable mention will be awarded at the PSOR business meeting, to take place at the INFORMS Fall 2015 conference.

Past Awardees

2015 Second Place
Eike Nohdurft Elisa Long Stefan Spinler, WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management
2015 Honorable Mention
Na Li Nan Kong, Purdue University, Biomedical Engineering Quanlin Li Zhibin Jiang
2014 First Place
Monica Gentili, Universita Di Roma, Italy Nicoleta Serban, Georgia Institute of Technology Julie L. Swann, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Industrial & Systems Engineering
2014 Second Place
Alex Mills, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Jonathan Helm, University of Michigan Yu Wang
2014 Honorable Mention
Yan Deng, University of Michigan Siqian Shen, University of Florida Brian T. Denton, North Carolina State University
2013 First Place
Itai Ashlagi , MIT Peng Shi
2013 Second Place
Edieal Pinker Tolga Tezcan
2013 Honorable Mention
Armagan Bayram Senay Solak
2012 Second Place
Timothy Chan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Derya Demirtas Roy H. Kwon
2012 Honorable Mention
Prem Swaroop, University of Maryland Michael O. Ball
Özlem Ergun, Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Industrial/Systems Engineering
Luyi Gui Atalay Atasu Beril Toktay
2012 Finalist
Krishnan S. Anand, University of Utah Francois Giraud-Carrier
2011 First Place
Yina Lu Carri Chan Linda Green
2011 Second Place
Michael Fry, University of Michigan Muer Yang
2011 Finalist
Jessica Heier Stamm, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Kathleen Hendrix, Georgia Institute of Technology

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2015 Committee Chair

Alex F. Mills
Assistant Professor of Operations and Decision Technologies
Indiana University Kelley School of Business


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