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Awards 2002-2003


OR-Affiliated Faculty

Arnie Barnett received the President's Citation from the Flight Safety Foundation for "truly outstanding service on behalf of safety, whether it be valor, professionalism or service above and beyond normal expectations."

Cynthia Barnhart received Second prize for the Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences, May 2003.

John-Paul Clarke and Laura Kang received the AGIFORS Award for Most Innovative Idea at the Annual Symposium, October 2002.

Richard de Neufville was named a " Senior Research Associate" at the Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge University in recognition of many collaborations in developing the Cambridge University version of the Technology Policy Programme.

John Hauser was a runner-up for the best-paper award (for articles published in 2001) for his paper, "Metrics Thermostat," Journal of Product Innovation Management, 18, 3. (May), 134-153, 2002.

Richard Larson was named an INFORMS Fellow. In addition, Dick was the recipient of the INFORMS Kimball Medal for distinguished service, November 2002.

John Little will be honored at a Special Session at the INFORMS Society for Marketing Science Conference. The session is entitled "John Little to Now in Honor of his 75th Birthday" and will be held June 12-15, 2003.

Andrew Lo received the Guggenheim Fellowship, 2003-2004.

Amedeo Odoni will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the faculty of the Athens University of Economics and Business in a ceremony that will take place at a later date. Amedeo will also receive a student-voted teaching award for two graduate courses he taught there in the spring of 2002.

Georgia Perakis was awarded a Career Development Chair from the Sloan School of Management, September 2002.

Andreas S. Schulz received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the Sloan School of Management, April 2003. In addition, he was the recipient of the INFORMS Operations Research Meritorious Service Award, September 2002.


ORC Students

Damian Beil was a finalist in the George Nicholson Student Paper Competition awarded by INFORMS for the best paper in Operations Research and the Management Sciences written by a student in November 2002.

Xin Chen received Honorable mention in the George Nicholson Student Paper Competition awarded by INFORMS for the best paper in Operations Research and the Management Sciences written by a student, November 2002. In addition, Xin received the Second prize in the INFORMS MSOM Student Paper Competition.

José Correa received the TSL Best Paper Award from the INFORMS Section on Transportation Science & Logistics, November 2002.

Laura Kang received the Best Innovation AGIFORS Airline Operations Study Group award, June 2002.

Mahesh Kumar received the Best Student Paper Award at the International Conference in Statistics, Combinatorics and Related Areas, December 2002.

Melvyn Sim, received Second place in the George Nicholson Student Paper Competition awarded by INFORMS for the best paper in Operations Research and the Management Sciences written by a student, November 2002.


ORC Administration

Paulette Mosley was the recipient of the 2002 Infinite Mile Award for Excellence from the Provost's Office, May 2002.

Laura Rose was the recipient of the 2003 Infinite Mile Award for Excellence from the Provost's Office, May 2003.


OR Alumni

Edward Kaplan, an OR alumnus, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. In addition, Ed was awarded the 2002 INFORMS Presidents' Award for his important contributions to the welfare of society.

Ralph Keeney, an OR alumnus, was awarded the INFORMS Expository Writing Award, November 2002.


In addition to these numerous awards received, one of our faculty members was promoted during the past academic term.

Santosh Vempala was promoted to Associate Professor


We are very proud of our faculty, students, staff and colleagues and of the operations research community at MIT for these outstanding achievements. Congratulations to all of our award recipients and to everyone in our community who has helped sustain our tradition of excellence in operations research.

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