WSC Diversity Award

Purpose of the Award

In order to improve outreach and diversity among young researchers in the field of simulation, the INFORMS Simulation Society is proud to award sponsorships each year to assist eligible graduate students to attend the Winter Simulation Conference (WSC). We especially encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, international students, or students who may add to the diversity of the community in other ways.

Application Process

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Past Awardees

2016 Awardee(s)
Mariam Kotachi, Old Dominion University Jessica Dorismond, University at Buffalo Wen Zhang, University of Warwick
2014 Awardee(s)
Nanjing Jian, Cornell Paratsu Sharifi, Johns Hopkins Alejandro Teran-Somohano, Auburn University
2013 Awardee(s)
Yaileen M. Mendez-Vazquez, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez Xi Chen, University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign Chunna Liu, Tsingua University
2012 Awardee(s)
Roy Hayes, University of Virginia Marlies de Keizer, Wageningen University Kara Olson, Old Dominion University
2011 Awardee(s)
Toni Sorrell, Virginia Commonwealth University Zhang Si, National University of Singapore Juan Li, Columbia University
2010 Awardee(s)
Ola Batarseh, Georgia Institute of Technology Sachin P. Pendharkar, University of Calgary
2009 Awardee(s)
Dr. Gabriella Dellino, University of Siena Canan Gunes, CMU Nugroho Pujowidianto, University of Singapore
2008 Awardee(s)
Dashi Singham, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley
2007 Awardee(s)
Guadalupe Villarreal, Universidad Autonoma de Neuvo Leon Malak Al-Nory, George Mason University Grisel Guerrero, University of Texas at El Paso Ahmed El Nashar, University of Central Florida
2006 Awardee(s)
Elham Yavari, UC Berkeley
2005 Awardee(s)
Jose Rojas, Florida International University Desiree Tejada, Florida International University Hongmei Chi , Florida State University Kishau Rogers, small business owner in Maryland