ISMS Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition

2017 Winner(s)

Winning material: Identifying Customer Needs from User Generated Content

2017 Winner(s)

Winning material: Targeted Search and Platform Design

Purpose of the Award

The INFORMS Society for Marketing Science (ISMS) is pleased to announce the ISMS Doctoral Dissertation Competition. This dissertation proposal competition will be held annually and will recognize the best doctoral dissertation proposals on important marketing issues and subjects! Through this Call for Dissertation Proposals, we seek proposals relevant to marketing science, theory, and practice.

Application Process

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The 2014 Dissertation Proposal Competition Committee is chaired by:
K. Sudhir, Yale
ISMS VP Education

Members of the committee are:
David Bell, Wharton School
Devavrat (Debu) Purohit, Duke University
P.B. (Seethu) Seetharaman, Washington University, St. Louis

Past Awardees

2017 Winner(s)
Artem Timoshenko, MIT Sloan
Zachary Zhong, University of California- Berkeley
2016 Winner(s)
Navid Mojir, Yale School of Management
2015 Winner(s)
Courtney Paulson, University of Southern California
Beth Fossen, Emory University
Chris Naiqing Gu, University of Chicago
Seoungwoo Lee, University of Maryland
Anna Tuchman, Stanford University
2014 Winner(s)
Arun Gopalakrishnan, University of Pennsylvania
Shijie Lu, University of Southern California
Ayelet Israeli, Northwestern University
Xiao Liu, Carnegie Mellon University
Daniel Ringel, Goethe University Frankfurt
2013 Winner(s)
Song Lin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Clarence Lee, Harvard University
2012 Winner(s)
Hye-jin Kim, Pennsylvania State University
Eric Schwartz, Wharton School
Shubhranshu Singh, University of California-Berkeley
2011 Winner(s)
Navdeep Sahni, University of Chicago
Doug J. Chung, Yale University
Jason M.T. Roos, Duke University
2010 Winner(s)
Masakazu Ishihara, University of Toronto
Baojun Jiang, Carnegie Mellon University
Pranav Jindal, University of Chicago