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Subject: Telecommunications Section Dissertation Award Competition

1.  Telecommunications Section Dissertation Award Competition

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The Telecommunications Section would like to invite submissions for its Dissertation Award competition where finalists will be asked to present their work at the section's conference in Hamburg, Germany in May 2018.

Dissertation Award

2017/18 Doctoral Dissertation Award for 

Operations Research in Network Analytics and Telecommunications


Sponsored by the INFORMS Technical Section on Telecommunications

Nominations are requested for the Doctoral Dissertation Award for Operations Research in Network Analytics and Telecommunications awarded by the INFORMS Technical Section on Telecommunications. The award aims to recognize outstanding scholarly achievements of young people in the field. The Award will be judged based upon three aspects: recommendation by the nominee's dissertation advisor, presentation of the dissertation at the 2018 INFORMS Telecommunications Conference in Hamburg, Germany, and the written dissertation itself.

Instructions to Nominees:

Each nominee must send by January 15, 2018

  1. 10 page extended abstract of the dissertation,
  2. the dissertation itself, and
  3. letter of recommendation by the dissertation advisor to :

Associate Professor Eli Olinick
Department of Engineering Management, Information, and Systems
Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering
Southern Methodist University
PO Box 750123, Dallas, TX  75275-0123, USA 

Electronic submissions to olinick@lyle.smu.edu are preferred. In case of hardcopy submissions please make sure to send five copies of the extended abstract and the letter of recommendation.

The letter of recommendation by the dissertation advisor should clearly indicate the specific contribution(s) the dissertation has made in the use of quantitative methods and analytical or Operations Research techniques to address important problems in the fields of Network Analytics and/or Telecommunications. The letter should discuss why the dissertation is considered innovative, and why the research is relevant and valuable for researchers and practitioners. The nominated dissertation must have been accepted by the academic PhD committee of the nominee no earlier than January 1, 2014 and no later than December 31, 2017. All items must reach the chair of the award selection committee by January 15, 2018. Those who are selected as finalists will receive notification in late February.  To be eligible for the award, each finalist must present a synopsis of his/her dissertation to the Award Selection Committee at a special session at the 2018 INFORMS Telecommunications Conference. The winner will be announced at the meeting and receive $1,000 award at a later date.



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[Michael] [Bartolacci]
[Professor of IST]
[Penn State University - Berks]
Penn State Berks

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