Recognize creative and unique developments, applications or combinations of analytical techniques. The prizes promote the awareness of the value of analytics techniques in unusual applications, or in creative combination to provide unique insights and/or business value. The prizes are not meant to recognize strictly theoretical advances, though theoretical advances might be an enabler to innovative applications.
Community Prizes and Awards
Application of probability theory to systems that involve random phenomena, for example, manufacturing, communication network, computer network, service, and financial systems. The society promotes the development and use of methods for the improvement of evaluation, control, and design of these systems.
Encourages the development and dissemination of applications and research in areas relating to aviation, including but not limited to airline planning and operations, air traffic control, airport planning, aviation financial, economic and policy analysis, aviation forecasting,and aviation human factors.
Every year, ENRE awards a number of prizes to recognise outstanding academic contributions in the field of Operations Research & Management Science with applications in energy, natural resources and the environment.
Identify current and potential problems and contributions to their solutions; to lead in the development, dissemination, and implementation of knowledge and advancing the basic and applied research technologies on health applications.
Algorithms and software for modeling, optimization, and simulation. Leading edge of computing and how it affects O.R. (e.g. XML modeling standards, O.R. services offered over the web, open source software, constraint programming, massively parallel computing, high performance computing).
Enhancement and dissemination of knowledge, and the efficiency of industrial practice, related to the operations function in manufacturing and service enterprises. The methods which MSOM members apply in order to help the operations function add value to products and services are derived from a wide range of scientific fields.
Foster the development, dissemination, and implementation of knowledge, basic and applied research, and science and technologies that improve the understanding and practice of marketing.
Advance research in global defense-related topics, including military operations, governmental operations and security, and nation support.
One way to increase underrepresented minorities within the OR/MS profession is to highlight the up and coming professionals of tomorrow. Since 2004, MIF has sponsored the travel of underrepresented minority doctoral students close to finishing and showcased their research through a poster session given in conjunction with the MIF’s welcoming reception at the INFORMS Annual Meeting.
Awards four prizes annually at the INFORMS annual meeting. The award winners will be invited to give a presentation in a special session sponsored by the Optimization Society during the INFORMS Annual Meeting (the winners will be responsible for their own travel expenses to the meeting). Award winners are also asked to contribute an article about their award-winning work to the annual Optimization Society newsletter.