Best Student Paper Award

2019 First Place

Winning material: Sympathy to the Seemingly Needy: Does Social Influence Alleviate Inequalities in Medical Crowdfunding?

Purpose of the Award

Four finalists for the Best Student Paper Award will be selected to make presentations at the INFORMS Annual Meeting. The winner will be announced at the Social Media Analytics business meeting later at the conference. All finalists will receive an award certificate and 3 years free Social Media Analytics membership. The winner will also receive a plaque. The Best Student Paper Award is to be presented annually at the Social Media Analytics Section meeting during the INFORMS annual meeting. All finalists’ papers will be posted on the Social Media Analytics Section webpage, unless requested otherwise.

Application process:

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Past Awardees

2019 First Place
Yun Young Hur , Georgia Institute of Technology
2019 Second Place
Enhao Liu, The Ohio State University Theodore T. Allen
2019 Third Place
Sanghoon Cho, University of South Carolina Pelin Pekgun, University of South Carolina Ramkumar Janakiraman, University of South Carolina Jian Wang, RealPage Inc.
2018 Winner(s)
Nicolas Guenon des Mesnards, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2018 Finalist
Shuang Li, Georgia Institute of Technology
Yuan Zhang, University of Texas at Arlington
D. Scott Hunter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2017 Winner(s)
Parshuram Hotkar
2017 Runner-Up
Zhenhuan Sui
2016 Winner(s)
Christopher E. Marks, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2016 Finalist
Rui Zhang, University of Colorado - Boulder
Rostyslav Korolov, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
2016 Runner-Up
Matthias Bogaert, Ghent University
2015 Winner(s)
Nathan Kallus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology