M&SOM Practice-based Research Competition

2023 First Place

Winning material: Improving Farmers' Income on Online Agri-platforms: Evidence from the Field

Purpose of the Award

This competition seeks to reward unpublished OM research papers with a high potential or realized impact on practice. Work not implemented yet may be considered, as long as potential benefits to practice can be ascertained with a high level of confidence. More generally, validity (i.e., the extent to which the results presented do or would apply in practice) is a key evaluation criteria.


To see the past winning papers, click on the author's name.

Click here for award application information. 

Past Awardees

2023 First Place
Somya Singhvi, University of Southern California Retsef Levi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Manoj Rajan, Rashtriya e Market Services Private Limited
Yanchong Zheng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2023 Second Place
Yonatan Gur, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University Gad Allon, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Joseph Carlstein, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
2023 Finalist
Sheng Liu Dazhou Lei Yongzhi Qi Dongyang Geng Jianshen Zhang Hao Hu, Georgia Institute of Technology
Zuo-Jun (Max) Shen, University of California, Berkeley
Eric Park, School of Business, University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Huiyin Ouyang Jingqi Wang Sergei Savin Siu Chung Leung Timothy Rainer
Vassilis Digalakis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dimitris J. Bertsimas , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management and Operations Research Center Ryan Cory-Wright , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Timothy Chan, University of Toronto
Rafid Mahmood Deborah O'Connor Debbie Stone Sharon Unger Rachel Wong Ian Yihang Zhu, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
2021 Winner(s)
Sarang Deo, Indian School of Business Emma Gibson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Jónas Oddur Jónasson, London Business School Mphatso Kachule, R4H Malawi Kara Palamountain, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

2021 Honorable Mention
Georgia Perakis, MIT/ Sloan School of Management
Alison Borenstein, MIT
Ankit Mangal, Wayfair
Stefan Poninghaus, Wayfair Divya Singhvi Omar Skali Lami, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jiong Wei Lua, MIT
Ignacio Rios, Stanford University Daniela Saban, Stanford University Fanyin Zheng, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University

2021 Finalist
Kris Ferreira, Harvard Emily Mower, Harvard
Sanghoon Cho, University of South Carolina Mark Ferguson Pelin Pekgun, University of South Carolina Andrew Vakhutinsky, Oracle Labs

Maxime C. Cohen, McGill University Michael-Davis Fiszer, Google/Waze

Avia Ratzon, Google/Waze
Roy Sasson, Google/Waze

2019 First Place
Christian Mandl, Technical University of Munich/ School of Management
Stefan Minner, Technical University of Munich/ School of Management
2019 Honorable Mention
Georgia Perakis, MIT/ Sloan School of Management
Kiran Panchamgam Lennart Baardman Setareh Borjian Boroujeni,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tamar Cohen-Hillel
Eduard Calvo, University of Navarra/ IESE business school
Laura Wagner, University Cat´olica Portuguesa Ruomeng Cui, Emory University
2017 First Place
Turgay Ayer, Georgia Institute of Technology Can Zhang, Georgia Institute of Technology Chenxi Zeng, Georgia Institute of Technology and Amazon Web Services Chelsea C. White III, Georgia Institute of Technology Roshan Joseph, University of Michigan
Hongmin Li, Arizona State University
Scott Webster, Arizona State University
Nicholas Mason, Intel Corporation
Karl Kempf, Intel Corporation
2017 Honorable Mention
Pavithra Harsha, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Shivaram Subramanian, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center Joline Uichanco
2017 Finalist
Kejia Hu, Vanderbilt University
Jason Acimovic, Penn State University Francisco Erize, Dell, Inc.
Doug Thomas, University of Virginia
Jan A. Van Mieghem, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
Marshall Fisher, University of Pennsylvania Chloe Kim Glaeser, University of Pennsylvania
Xuanming Su, University of California - Berkeley, Haas School of Business
Eva Regnier, Naval Postgraduate School Cameron MacKenzie, Iowa State University