IBM Best Student Paper Award Competition

2019 Winner(s)

  • Xiao Lei , Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Columbia University
Winning material: Loot Box Pricing and Design

2019 Winner(s)

Winning material: A Queueing Model and Analysis for Autonomous Vehicles on Highways

Purpose of the Award

The INFORMS Service Science Section announces the  Best Student Paper Award to recognize excellence among its student members.

The INFORMS Service Science Section promotes and disseminates research and applications among professionals interested in theory, methodologies, and applications in Service Science. The Section provides a forum to exchange new ideas in Service Science. 

Application Process

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Past Awardees

2019 Winner(s)
Xiao Lei , Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Columbia University
Neda Mirzaeian , Carnegie Mellon
2019 Third Place
Andrew Daw, Cornell University, School of Operations Research and Information Engineering
2019 Finalist
Dmitry Mitrofanov, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
Kyra Gan, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
Baile Lu, School of Management, Zhejiang University
Jiding Zhang, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Yue Hu, Northwestern University
Choudhary Vivek , Information Systems & Operations Management, Foster School of Business, University of Washington
Jun Hyun (Joseph) Ryoo, Ivey Business School, Western University
Zhaohui (Zoey) Jiang, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Junyu Cao, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of California, Berkeley
Elisabeth Paulson , MIT Sloan School of Management - Operations Research Center
Elaheh Fata, MIT Sloan School of Management - Operations Research Center
Simin Li, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
2017 First Place
Hamsa Bastani, University of Pennsylvania
2016 Second Place
Leela Nageswaran
2016 Third Place
Ashish Kabra, INSEAD
2014 First Place
Maxime C. Cohen
2014 Second Place
Matthew C. Walsman
2014 Third Place
Changmi Jung
Tianshu Sun, University of Maryland