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INFORMS presents multiple awards at 2018 Annual Meeting

Sanjay Ahire (right) of the University of Dayton receives Prize for the Teaching of OR/MS Practice.

Sanjay Ahire (right) of the University of South Carolina receives Prize for the Teaching of OR/MS Practice.

INFORMS and its subdivisions handed out many awards for service, leadership, research, writing, teaching and volunteerism at the 2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting on Nov. 4-7 in Phoenix. Some of this year’s awards and honorees included:

The INFORMS President’s Award recognizes and encourages important contributions to the welfare of society at the local, national or global level. This year’s award was given to James J. Cochran of the University of Alabama for his high-impact initiatives that have improved the global education of operations research, analytics, and statistics.

The George E. Kimball Medal is awarded for recognition of distinguished service to the Institute and to the profession of operations research and the management sciences. This year’s awardees were Bruce Golden of the University of Maryland and Candace Yano of the University of California, Berkeley.

The Impact Prize was awarded to Laura Albert, Kenneth C. Fletcher, Sheldon H. Jacobson, Adrian J. Lee and Alexander Nikolaev for their pivotal role in the creation and widespread adoption of risk-based aviation security strategies. Their work had a direct impact on the implementation of the TSA PreCheck system, and laid the groundwork for further academic research on risk-based security assessment.

The Prize for the Teaching of OR/MS Practice is awarded to a university or college teacher for excellence in teaching the practice of OR/MS and recognizes a teacher who has succeeded in helping his or her students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective practitioners of OR/MS. This year’s recipient was Sanjay Ahire of the University of South Carolina.

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