Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice
Purpose of the Award
To further its objective CPMS is pleased to announce the generous endowment* commitments from the firms Metron, Inc., Daniel H. Wagner, Associates, Inc., and Applied Mathematics, Inc. to create a prize in memory of the late Daniel H. Wagner. The competition is held each year in the Fall at the INFORMS Annual Meeting.
This prize emphasizes the quality and coherence of the analysis used in practice. Dr. Wagner strove for strong mathematics applied to practical problems, supported by clear and intelligible writing. This prize recognizes those principles by emphasizing good writing, strong analytical content, and verifiable practice successes.
The award will consist of a cash amount from endowments, to be determined each year by the board of CPMS, and citation plaque giving the authors’ names and a summary or title of the work. The prize amount for 2014 is $1,000. Upon satisfactory submission of a paper acceptable to the editor(s) designated by CPMS, the winning team will receive the cash award, divided as requested, plus certificates and winners' plaques; all other finalists will receive certificates.
View On-Demand Presentations of the Wagner Prize Contestants
Use these outstanding presentations from the 2009 , 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, INFORMS Annual Meeting of verifiable practice success in the classroom or to apply lessons learned to your own organization.
Full Wagner Prize Papers are in Interfaces
The September/October issue of Interfaces each year is the Wagner Prize Special Issue. Read these inspiring accounts of verifiable practice success.
Hannah Smalley, Georgia Institute of Technology Pinar Keskinocak, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Industrial/Systems Engineering Larry K. Pickering, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Yael Grushka-Cockayne, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
Michael Fry, University of Michigan