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Scheller College of Business Receives Acclaim at INFORMS 2017

Scheller College of Business Receives Acclaim at INFORMS 2017

Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business is pleased to announce several awards recently presented to students, faculty, and alumni at INFORMS 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Among hundreds of outstanding submissions, Scheller College's faculty, students, and alumni received nine of these highly competitive awards, presented for the examination of innovative solutions to today's technologic and economic challenges.

And the Awards Go to:

For their high impact research work, Marius Florin Niculescu (ITM) and Sam Ransbotham (ITM Ph.D.) were both awarded the 2017 Sandra Slaughter Early Career Award, conferred by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Information Systems Society. This award is given to up to four individuals worldwide who show outstanding intellectual contributions to the information systems discipline early in their career, before becoming full professors and after receiving their doctorate.

Ph.D. student Can Zhang (ISyE) in collaboration with Atalay Atasu (OM) and Beril Toktay (OM), and his advisor Turgay Ayer (ISyE), was awarded two prestigious research awards for his paper on Mechanism Design for Medical Surplus Production Allocation. The paper received first prize in the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM) Society's best student paper competition, as well as the INFORMS-wide Doing Good with Good OR competition. The MSOM student paper prize is one of the most prestigious awards a Ph.D. student can receive from INFORMS while the Doing Good with Good OR serves as an indication of the quality and applicability of an academic paper on socially responsible business. Zhang was presented these awards for his work in establishing groundbreaking methods in which surplus medical supplies are allocated in developing countries.

Basak Kalkanci (OM), Alex Oettl (Strategy), and Necati Tereyagoglu (OM) were named recipients of the 2017 Management Science Meritorious Service Award for their exceptional editorial service to the INFORMS journal.

Necati Tereyagoglu (OM), Karthik Ramachandran (OM), Mural Unal (Ph.D. student OM): Ph.D. Student Murat Unal, advised by Professors Necati Tereyagoglu and Karthik Ramachandran, received the POMS College of Product Innovation and Technology Management (PITM). Murat won best student paper competition of PITM with the paper Help or Hindrance? The Role of Familiarity in Collaborative Product Development.

Denny Yin (ITM), Samuel Bond (Marketing) and Han Zhang (ITM) won the Best Conference Paper Runner-Up Award at the Twenty-Second INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST). The paper was judged on its examination of strategic, economic, and policy implications of the opportunities and threats of digital innovations of the modern world.


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