Philip McCord Morse Lectureship Award

2013 - Winner(s)
2013 Winner(s): Dimitris Bertsimas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Purpose of the Award

The Lectureship is awarded in honor of Philip McCord Morse in recognition of his pioneer contribution to the field of operations research and the management sciences. The award is given in odd-numbered years at the National Meeting if there is a suitable recipient. The term of the lectureship is two years. The award is $2,000, a certificate, a travel fund of $5,000, a copy of Morse's autobiography, In at the Beginnings: A Physicist's Life, and a copy of Morse and Kimball's Methods of Operations Research.

Past Awardees

2013 Winner(s)
Dimitris Bertsimas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2011 Winner(s)
William R. Pulleyblank, United States Military Academy
2009 Winner(s)
Edward H. Kaplan, Yale University
2007 Winner(s)
Lawrence M. Wein, Stanford University, Graduate School of Business
2005 Winner(s)
Marshall L. Fisher, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School Operations & Information Management Dept.
2003 Winner(s)
Alfred Blumstein, Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College
2001 Winner(s)
Gary L. Lilien, Pennsylvania State University
1999 Winner(s)
Hugh J. Miser
1997 Winner(s)
Richard C. Larson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1995 Winner(s)
Alan J. Goldman, Johns Hopkins University, Dept. of Applied Mathematics
1993 Winner(s)
Ralph L. Keeney, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
1991 Winner(s)
George L. Nemhauser, Georgia Institute of Technology, Dept. of Industrial & Systems Engineering
1989 Winner(s)
Robert Herman, University of Texas-Austin
1987 Winner(s)
John D.C. Little, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Application Process

The award is given in odd-numbered years at the National Meeting if there is a suitable recipient. The term of the lectureship is two years.

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About the Award/Namesake

Philip McCord Morse

Widely considered to be the father of operations research in the U.S., Dr. Morse organized the Anti-Submarine Warfare Operations Research Group (ASWORG), later ORG, for the U.S. Navy early in 1942. "That Morse’s group was an important factor in winning the war is fairly obvious to everyone who knows anything about the inside of the war," wrote historian John Burchard.He was a prime mover behind the creation of ORSA in 1952. He launched MIT’s Operations Research Center in 1956, directing it until 1968, and awarding the first Ph.D. in OR in the U.S. (to John Little)...

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Committee

2014-2015 Committee Chair:

William Robert Pulleyblank
Professor, Operations Research
United States Military Academy, West Point
West Point, NY 10996 U.S.A. 

phone: (845) 938-3200
fax: (854) 938-4544

email: w.pulleyblank@verizon.net 

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