Each year INFORMS grants several prestigious institute-wide prizes and awards for meritorious achievement. The Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice emphasizes the quality and coherence of the analysis used in practice. Dr. Wagner strove for strong mathematics applied to practical problems, supported by clear and intelligible writing. This prize recognizes those principles by emphasizing good writing, strong analytical content, and verifiable practice successes.
Applicants to this prestigious award have come from a variety of areas, such as: Health Care, Logistics, Supply Chain, Political Districting, Manufacturing, Cancer Therapeutics, Machine Learning, etc.
The deadline for submitting a 2-page abstract for the Wagner Prize is: May 1, 2017.
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