Community Prizes and Awards

Section on Finance

Identify current and potential problems and contributions to their solutions; to lead in the development, dissemination, and implementation of knowledge, basic and applied research and technologies in the area of finance.

Service Science Section

Promote and disseminate research and applications among professionals interested in theory, methodologies, and applications in Service Science, which cuts across the fields of services business strategy and modeling, service operations research and management, information systems, marketing science and analytics, management science, e-commerce and e-business, industrial engineering, and social and cognitive science.

Social Media Analytics Section

Academic significance (originality, depth, and completeness of the work and its potential impact on future research); and Engineering or business relevance (importance of the problem and its impact on engineering or business practice).

Telecommunications Section

Innovative network planning, operation and management. From a methodological perspective, research reported by the membership uses a variety of optimization, simulation, and stochastic models.

Transportation Science and Logistics Section

Sustained, specialized focus on Air Transportation, Freight Transportation and Logistics, Urban Transportation Planning and Modeling, Facility Logistics, and Intelligent Transportation Systems, including current and potential problems and contributions to their solution, and supports efforts to extend, unify, and integrate related branches of knowledge and practice.


The focus of the Student Excellence Award competition is the advancement of O.R. methodologies to solve real-world problems. Applicants must demonstrate original research that can be applied to a real-world problem in areas to include energy, health care, information technology, national security, production and distribution, service industries, transportation and logistics.