George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award

2013 - First Place
2013 First Place: Jason Acimovic, Penn State University
Winning material: Lowering Outbound Shipping Costs in an Online Retail Environment by Making Better Fulfillment and Replenishment Decisions

Purpose of the Award

The George B. Dantzig Award is given for the best dissertation in any area of operations research and the management sciences that is innovative and relevant to practice. The criteria used by the Award committee include: Implementation, and relevance to practice; Technical quality and richness of solution approach; Creativity and novelty; Scope and magnitude; and Exposition.

This award has been established to encourage academic research that combines theory and practice and stimulates greater interaction between doctoral students (and their advisors) and the world of practice. The award is given at the INFORMS National Meeting.

All certificates read as follows (First and Second Prizes): for the best dissertation that is innovative and relevant to the practice of operations research and the management sciences.

Past Awardees

2013 First Place
Jason Acimovic, Penn State University
2013 Finalist
Jagdish Ramakrishnan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Samah El-Tantawy, University of Toronto
2012 First Place
Mazhar Arikan, Purdue University
2012 Second Place
Andrei Neboian, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
2012 Third Place
Nikolaos K. Trichakis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2011 First Place
John Turner, Carnegie Mellon Univeristy
2011 Second Place
Timothy Carnes, Massachusetts Inctitute of Technology
Xu Andy Sun, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
2010 First Place
Minsun Kim, University of Washington
2010 Honorable Mention
Steffen Rebennack, Colorado School of Mines
Mariel Lavieri, University of British Columbia
Lolke Schakel, University of Groningen
2009 First Place
Nitin Bakshi, London Business School
2009 Second Place
Jagpreet Chhatwal, Merck Research Laboratories
2009 Honorable Mention
Emmanuel Carrier
Evren Özkaya, McKinsey & Company
2008 First Place
Sang-Hyun Kim, University of Pennsylvania
2008 Second Place
Tobias Achterberg, Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany
Sam K. Hui, Georgia Institute of Technology
2008 Honorable Mention
Kyungduck Cha, Georgia Institute of Technology
Pelin Pekgun-Cakmak, Georgia Institute of Technology
2007 First Place
Timothy Chan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2007 Second Place
Pallav Sarma, Stanford University
2007 Finalist
Shawndra Hill, University of Pennsylvania
Ioannis Gamvros, The Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Shih-Fen Cheng, University of Michigan
2007 Honorable Mention
Andreea Popescu, Georgia Institute of Technology
2006 First Place
A. Kevin Tang, Cornell University
2006 Second Place
Melda Ormeci, Ozyegin University
2006 Honorable Mention
Ching-Hua Chen-Ritzo, IBM TJ Watson Research Center
Nan Kong, Purdue University, Biomedical Engineering
Tao Yao, Penn State University
2005 First Place
Robert W. Day, University of Connecticut
Devavrat Shah, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2005 Honorable Mention
Oguzhan Alagoz, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Susan Budge, University of Alberta
Daniel Quadt, Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt
2004 First Place
Jeffrey Ohlmann, University of Iowa, Henry B. Tippie College of Business & Management Science
2004 Honorable Mention
Valdo Durrleman, Stanford University
Xuanming Su, University of California - Berkeley, Haas School of Business
Berkin Toktas, T-Mobile USA
Rodney Wallace, George Washington University
2003 First Place
Paat Rusmevichientong, Cornell University
2003 Honorable Mention
Martin Durbin, Decisive Analytics Corporation
Z. Justin Ren, Boston University
Milind Sohoni, Indian School of Business
Matthew S. Thompson, University of Western Ontario
2002 First Place
Daniela Pucci de Farias, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2002 Honorable Mention
Juta Pichitlamken, Kasetsart University, Dept. of Industrial Engineering
John Sniezek, RouteSmart Technologies
Julie L. Swann, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Industrial & Systems Engineering
2001 First Place
Andrew Armacost, United States Air Force Academy
2001 Second Place
Stylianos Kavadias, Georgia Institute of Technology
2001 Honorable Mention
Vishal Gaur, Cornell University, The Johnson School
Brian Nathanson, OptiStatim LLC
2000 First Place
Shabbir Ahmed, Georgia Institute of Technology
2000 Second Place
Prashant Fuloria, Stanford University
2000 Honorable Mention
Vinayak Deshpande, Purdue University
Terry Taylor , University of California - Berkely
Kirk Yost, Mitre Corporation
1999 First Place
Justin Boesel, Northwestern University
1999 Honorable Mention
William D. Hall, CitationShares
Mark E. Lewis, Cornell University
1998 First Place
Daniel Adelman, University of Chicago
1998 Second Place
Yunzeng Wang, University of California - Riverside
1998 Honorable Mention
Steven F. Baker, US Air Force Academy
1997 First Place
Alberto Caprara, DEIS - University of Bologna
1997 Second Place
Sarah Stock Patterson, Duke University
1997 Honorable Mention
Stefanos A. Zenios, Stanford University
Jayashankar M. Swaminathan, Carnegie Mellon University, Graduate School of Industrial Administration
1996 First Place
S. Raghavan, University of Maryland, Robert H Smith School of Business
1996 Second Place
Arthur C. Hsu, United Technologies Research Center
1996 Honorable Mention
Geoffrey C. Murray, A.T. Kearney Inc.
1995 First Place
David Lowell, Castilleja School
1995 Second Place
Karlos Artto
1995 Honorable Mention
Venkatesh Ravirala, Neeroh LLC
1994 First Place
Raymond Cheung, Hong Kong University
1994 Second Place
Jenny Ming Chen
1994 Honorable Mention
Shannon Anderson, Rice University
David P. Morton, Stanford University


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About the Award/Namesake

George B. Dantzig

The son of a mathematician, George Bernard Dantzig was born in Portland, Oregon on November 8, 1914. His father, Tobias Dantzig, had been born in Latvia but, after being caught distributing anti-Tsarist propaganda, fled to Paris, where he studied under Henri Poincaré and met Anja Ourisson, then at the Sorbonne....

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2014 Committee Chair

Sudhendu Rai
Research Fellow
Xerox
Webster, NY, 14580 U.S.A.

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email: Sudhendu.Rai@xerox.com

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