Presentation Competition

The INFORMS Aviation Applications Section will hold a Best Student Presentation Competition at the 2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting. AAS is sponsoring this competition for undergraduate and graduate students who are members of the INFORMS Aviation Applications Section. A certificate of recognition and a cash prize will be awarded.

To enter the competition, the following criteria must be satisfied:

  • The presenter must be a member of AAS for the year 2018.
  • The presenter must provide an extended abstract (up to 1 page in length) as per the Extended Abstract Template provided on the AAS website by July 1st, 2018. The extended abstracts should be emailed to Susan Hotle (shotle3@vt.edu), the Committee Chair, by 5 p.m. CDT on July 1st, 2018.
  • The presenter must be an undergraduate or graduate student at the time of extended abstract submission deadline (i.e. on July 1st, 2018) and the presentation must be based on the research conducted while he/she was a student.
  • Each presenter is allowed to submit at most one abstract for the competition.

The winner will be chosen based on both the quality of the presentation itself and the extended abstract. We look forward to an exciting set of submissions this year!

Winners

2016

First Place

Mike Wittman, MIT
Customized Offers in Airline RM

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Mike Wittman (Center) with the Presentation Award Committee Chair, Lavanya Marla (Left) and the Section Chair, Senay Solak (Right)

Honorable Mention

Reed Harder, Dartmouth College
Two-Stage Game Theoretic Modeling of Airline Frequency and Fare Competition

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Reed Harder (Center) with the Presentation Award Committee Chair, Lavanya Marla (Left) and the Section Chair, Senay Solak (Right)

2015

First Place

Chiwei Yan, MIT
Robust Aircraft Routing

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Chiwei Yan receives the award from the Section Chair, Senay Solak.

2014

First Place

Heng ChenUniversity of Massachusetts at Amherst
Optimal Metering Point Locations for Optimized Profile Descent Operations at Airports

Honorable Mention

James JonesUniversity of Maryland at College Park
Managing Terminal Airspace Demand Uncertainty with En-Route Speed Control

2013

First Place

Alexandre Jacquillat, MIT
Airport Congestion Mitigation through Schedule Coordination: An Integrated Approach

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Alexandre Jacquillat receives the award from the Section Secretary/Treasurer, Vikrant Vaze.

Honorable Mention

Yi Liu, University of California Berkeley
Cost Optimization under Capacity Uncertainty in Ground Delay Program: Single Airport Case

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Yi Liu receives the award from the Section Chair, Thomas Vossen.