INFORMS Honors ISyE Faculty and Graduate Students

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Several faculty and students of the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) were honored this year at the 2007 Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) annual meeting, held November 4-7 in Seattle, Washington. Honorees included:

* William J. Cook, Lanchester Prize;
* Jim Dai , INFORMS Fellow;
* Bill Cooper, Tito Homem-de-Mello, and Anton Kleywegt, Revenue Management and Pricing Section Prize (Bill Cooper and Tito Homem-de-Mello are former Ph.D. students in the School)
* Ozlem Ergun, Finalist, JFIG Paper Competition

* Juan C. Morales, TSL Best Dissertation Prize, Co-advisors: Professors Alan Erera and Martin Savelsbergh;
* Juan Pablo Vielma, Optimization Society Student Paper Prize, Co-advisors: Professors George L. Nemhauser and Shabbir Ahmed;
* Richa Agarwal, Runner-Up, Computing Society Student Paper Competition, Advisor: Professor Ozlem Ergun;
* Alaa Elwany and Ying Hung, Finalists for their individual entries in the Quality Statistics and Reliability Best Student Paper competition, Elwany's advisor is Professor Nagi Gebraeel, and Hung's co-advisors are Professors Jeff Wu and Roshan Vengazhilyil; and
* Andreea Popescu, Honorable Mention, George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award, co-advised by Professors Ellis Johnson and Pinar Keskinocak.

"INFORMS is the largest professional society in the world for professionals in the field of operation research, and I couldn't be more pleased to see ISyE's faculty and students honored at this year's INFORMS meeting,* said Chelsea C. White III, ISyE School Chair. "Their exemplary contributions to the field of O.R. demonstrate our capabilities and show the depth of dedication to the field.*

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