Franz Edelman Laureates

The men and women who author Edelman finalist papers each year are deemed Franz Edelman Laureates. Each is formally presented with The Franz Edelman Medal to recognize this distinction. Laureates are recognized for their significant contribution to work that is selected as representative of the best applications of analytical decision making in the world.

Franz Edelman Laureates are expected to perform two services: to serve as role models for others who wish to follow in their footsteps and to exemplify to those in attendance at the Franz Edelman Gala that challenges can be faced successfully and opportunities for improvement can be found in every organization through the innovative application of analytics.

Laureates listed Alphabetically

Edelman Laureates listed by Year of Recognition

2010s
Class of 2019 Class of 2014
Class of 2018 Class of 2013
Class of 2017 Class of 2012
Class of 2016 Class of 2011
Class of 2015 Class of 2010

2000s
Class of 2009 Class of 2004
Class of 2008 Class of 2003
Class of 2007 Class of 2002
Class of 2006 Class of 2001
Class of 2005 Class of 2000

1990s
Class of 1999 Class of 1994
Class of 1998 Class of 1993
Class of 1997 Class of 1992
Class of 1996 Class of 1991
Class of 1995 Class of 1990

1980s
Class of 1989 Class of 1984
Class of 1988 Class of 1983
Class of 1987 Class of 1982
Class of 1986 Class of 1981
Class of 1985 Class of 1980

1970s
Class of 1979 Class of 1975
Class of 1978 Class of 1974
Class of 1977 Class of 1973
Class of 1976 Class of 1972

Interfaces Edelman Award Special Issue

Jan/Feb 2016 issue of Interfaces features the Edelman papers! Read these inspiring examples of major difference-making O.R. projects.

Edelman Award Videos

View the 2010-2016 Edelman Award presentations for outstanding examples of difference-making OR/MS and analytics in practice in the INFORMS Video Learning Center.