Prize for the Teaching of the OR/MS Practice

2020 - Winner(s)

2020 Winner(s)

While course variety, course material, and classroom presence are important, the ultimate marker of teaching excellence is whether students can actually use in practice what teachers teach them. Dr. Martonosi's accomplishments exceed all these criteria - her teaching and mentoring has substantially enhanced her students' confidence and competence.

Purpose of the Award

2021 Committee Chair

Burak Eksioglu
University of Arkansas

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The Prize for the Teaching of OR/MS Practice will be given annually, if there is a suitable recipient, to a university or college teacher for excellence in teaching the practice of OR/MS. The purpose of this award is to recognize a teacher who has succeeded in helping his or her students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective practitioners of operations research or the management sciences. An "effective practitioner" has respect for, understanding of, and the skills to surmount both the practical difficulties and the technical challenges of doing good OR/MS work. The award was presented for the first time at the INFORMS spring 1998 National Meeting.

2021 Submission Deadline: June 30, 2021

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Past Awardees

2020 Winner(s)
Susan Martonosi, Harvey Mudd College, Department of Mathematics
2019 Winner(s)
Patrick Noonan, Emory University
2018 Winner(s)
Sanjay Ahire, University of South Carolina
2016 Winner(s)
S. Raghavan, University of Maryland, Robert H Smith School of Business
2015 Winner(s)
Thomas W. Lucas, Naval Postgraduate School
2014 Winner(s)
Jason Merrick, Virginia Commonwealth University
2013 Winner(s)
Alexandra M. Newman, Colorado School of Mines
2012 Winner(s)
David F. Rogers, University of Cincinnati, Quantitative Analysis & Operations Management
2011 Winner(s)
Jeffrey E. Kline, Naval Postgraduate School
2010 Winner(s)
Michael Gorman, University of Dayton
2009 Winner(s)
James K. Lowe, United States Air Force Academy
2008 Winner(s)
James J. Cochran, The University of Alabama
2007 Winner(s)
Paul A. Jensen, University of Texas
2006 Winner(s)
Jeffrey D. Camm, Wake Forest University
2005 Winner(s)
Peter C. Bell, University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business
2004 Winner(s)
Erhan Erkut, Ozyegin University
2003 Winner(s)
Bruce L. Golden, University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business
2002 Winner(s)
David M. Ryan, Dept. of Engineering Science, University of Auckland
2001 Winner(s)
Stephen G. Powell, Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business Administration
2000 Winner(s)
Richard E. Rosenthal, Operations Research Dept., Naval Postgraduate School
1999 Winner(s)
Robert E. D. (Gene) Woolsey, Colorado School of Mines
1998 Winner(s)
Ronald A. Howard, Stanford University, Dept. of Management Science & Engineering