From M&SOM President

M&SOM Student Paper competition finalists annouced

With thanks to Goker Aydin, Guillaume Roels, and Gil Souza, Chairs, 2014 MSOM Student Paper Competition, we have the following list of competition finalists:


2014 MSOM Student Paper Competition

Announcement of Finalists

We are pleased to announce the six finalists of the 2014 M&SOM student paper competition. The finalists are (in alphabetical order):

Antoine Désir, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, Columbia University, “Sparse Process Flexibility Designs: Is Long Chain Really Optimal?

Yonatan Gur, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, “Optimization in Online Content Recommendation Services: Beyond Click-Through-Rates”

Jónas Oddur Jónasson, London Business School, “Improving HIV Early Infant Diagnosis Supply Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa”

Karthik Murali, College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “Municipal Groundwater Management: Optimal Allocation and Control of a Renewable Resource”

Yaron Shaposhnik, Operations Research Center, MIT, “Scheduling with Testing”

Linwei Xin, H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, “Optimality Gap of Constant-Order Policies Decays Exponentially in the Lead Time for Lost Sales Models”

The finalists were selected out of a pool of 105 submissions based on the input from a large panel of experienced judges. Many judges commented on the excellence of the papers this year, which made it a difficult task to select the finalists.

We will announce the winners — first and second place — at the M&SOM Business Meeting (INFORMS, San Francisco), on Sunday November 9th at 6:15pm. Please check the conference program to find the exact location of the business meeting.  We invite the M&SOM community at large to attend.

In addition, each finalist will present his/her work in one of two special M&SOM sessions scheduled for Monday 11/10/14, 1:30-3:00pm, and 4:30-6:00pm. We will follow up with additional information about these sessions later.  We hope you will be able to attend these sessions!

Please join us in congratulating the finalists.

Goker Aydin, Guillaume Roels, and Gil Souza

Chairs, 2014 MSOM Student Paper Competition