The Section on Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment (ENRE) is organized to:
- promote the development and application of operations research / management science methods, techniques, and tools to the solution of problems relating to energy, natural resources and/or the environment,
- encourage the exchange of information among practitioners and users in energy, natural resources, and environmental applications areas, and
- promote the maintenance of high professional standards in the application of operations research/management science to problem areas in energy, natural resources, and/or the environment.
Best Paper Awards 2017
Every year, ENRE awards a number of prizes to recognise outstanding academic contributions in the field of Operations Research & Management Science with applications in energy, natural resources and the environment. The award winners were announced during the ENRE Business Meeting at the INFORMS Annual Meeting 2017 in Houston.
We congratulate the winners of the respective awards, and we would like to extend our thanks the chairs and members of the award committees for their important service to the community!
ENRE Best Student Paper
Winner: Abdul Quddus, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mississippi State University
Manuscript: "Optimizing Electric Vehicle Charging Station Expansion with an Integration of Renewable Energy and Vehicle-to-Grid Sources", in review.
Committee Co-Chairs: Felipe Feijoo, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso and Masood Parvania, University of Utah
ENRE Young Researcher Prize
Winner: Arda Yenipazarli, Department of Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Georgia Southern University.
Manuscript: "Managing new and remanufactured products to mitigate environmental damage under emissions regulation", European Journal of Operational Research, 249(1), 117-130, 2016.
Committee: Ramteen Sioshansi, Ohio State University (Chair), Hua Cai, Denys Yemshanov
ENRE Best Publication – Energy
Winners: Alvaro Lorca, X. Andy Sun, Eugene Litvinov and Tongxin Zheng.
Manuscript: "Multistage adaptive robust optimization for the unit commitment problem", Operations Research, 64(1), 32-51, 2016.
Committee: Shmuel Oren, UC Berkeley (Chair), Andreas Ehrenmann, Golbon Zakeri
ENRE Best Publication – Natural Resources
Winners: Liying Mu, Milind Dawande, Xianjun Geng and Vijay Mookerjee.
Manuscript: "Milking the quality test: Improving the milk supply chain under competing collection intermediaries", Management Science, 62(5), 1259-1277, 2015.
Committee: Taraneh Sowlati, University of British Columbia (Chair), Robert Haight, Woodam Chung, Olivier Quirion-Blais
ENRE Best Publication – Environment and Sustainability
Winners: Erin Baker and Senay Solak.
Manuscript: "Management of energy technology for sustainability: how to fund energy technology research and development", Production and Operations Management, 23(3), 348-365, 2014.
Committee: Yihsu Chen, University of California Santa Cruz (Chair), Andrew Liu, Afzal Siddiqui
More information and past winners
We would like to congratulate the winners of the Awards in previous years! Read more...
"Society Spotlight" featuring ENRE in OR/MS Tomorrow, the INFORMS Student Magazine
OR/MS Tomorrow, the INFORMS Student Magazine, just published an issue on "Operation Research & Management in Energy and Environment". They feature a "Society Spotlight" article on ENRE laying on the mission and history of our section - and emphasising our commitment to provide an open and welcoming platform for students at the intersection of OR/MS, energy, and the environment!Read the full article at https://www.informs.org/Publications/OR-MS-Tomorrow/Society-Spotlight-ENRE
INFORMS Annual Meeting 2017 - Cluster Sessions
At every INFORMS Annual Meeting, ENRE chairs a number of streams, listed below.
We would like to express our gratitude towards these dedicated individuals for providing this important service to our community!
Environment & Sustainability
Sandra D. Eksioglu, Clemson University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wei Yu, Colorado State University (email@example.com)
Energy I – Electricity
Andy Sun, Georgia Tech (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Energy II – Energy
Amir Mousavian, Clarkson University (email@example.com)
Natural Resources I – Mining
Alexandra Newman, Colorado School of Mines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Natural Resources II – Petrochemicals
Marlize Meyer, Sasol (email@example.com)