Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice
Purpose of the Award
To further its objective, The Practice Section is pleased to announce the generous endowment* commitments from the firms Metron, Inc., Daniel H. Wagner, Associates, Inc., and Applied Mathematics, Inc. to create a prize in memory of the late Daniel H. Wagner. The competition is held each year in the fall at the INFORMS Annual Meeting.
2016-2017 Committee Chair
Dr. Patricia Neri
SAS Institute Inc.
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This prize emphasizes the quality and coherence of the analysis used in practice. Dr. Wagner strove for strong mathematics applied to practical problems, supported by clear and intelligible writing. This prize recognizes those principles by emphasizing good writing, strong analytical content, and verifiable practice successes.
The award will consist of a cash amount from endowments, to be determined each year by the board of The Practice Section, and citation plaque giving the authors’ names and a summary or title of the work. The prize amount for 2016 is $1,000. Upon satisfactory submission of a paper acceptable to the editor(s) designated by The Practice Section, the winning team will receive the cash award, divided as requested, plus certificates and winners' plaques; all other finalists will receive certificates.
Use these outstanding presentations from the competition of verifiable practice success in the classroom or to apply lessons learned to your own organization.
Full Wagner Prize Papers are in Interfaces
The September/October issue of Interfaces each year is the Wagner Prize Special Issue. Read these inspiring accounts of verifiable practice success.
2015 Prize papers in 2016 Interfaces
2014 Prize papers in 2015 Interfaces
2013 Prize papers in 2014 Interfaces
2012 Prize papers in 2013 Interfaces
2011 Prize papers in 2012 Interfaces
2010 Prize papers in 2011 Interfaces
2009 Prize papers in 2010 Interfaces
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About the Award/Namesake
Dan Wagner earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from Brown University in 1951. His dissertation, "On Free Products of Groups" was published in the Transactions of the American Mathematical Society in 1957. Dr. Wagner joined the Navy's Operations Evaluation Group (OEG) at the Pentagon, working on operations research for naval warfare. He worked there until 1956, with a one-year leave of absence for postdoctoral research on free algebras at MIT...
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Hannah Smalley, Georgia Institute of Technology Pinar Keskinocak, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Industrial/Systems Engineering Larry K. Pickering, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Michael Fry, University of Michigan