Dissertation Award

Dissertation Award

The INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Dissertation Prize is awarded for the best doctoral dissertation in the field of pricing and revenue management written in English. The following criteria will be used in judging candidate dissertations:

  • Fundamental contribution and originality of the ideas or methods.
  • Practical importance or applicability in solving important real problems.
  • Clarity and excellence of the exposition.
Eligible doctoral dissertations are those for which the dissertation defense took place between June 1, 2016, and May 31, 2018, inclusive. The dissertation should contain the date of the defense, or a letter of nomination from a dissertation supervisor should state the date of the defense. To be considered, a dissertation must be nominated by the dissertation supervisor(s) by August 11th, 2018.  

Whom to contact

2018 Dissertation Award Committee Chair:
Hamid Nazerzadeh
Associate Professor of Operations 
USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Email: hamidnz@marshall.usc.edu

Past Winners


Negin Golrezaie (MIT)
Efficient Policies and Mechanisms for Online Platforms
Advisors: Hamid Nazerzadeh and Paat Rusmevichientong (USC)


Maxime Cohen (NYU)
Pricing for Retail, Social Networks and Green Technologies

Advisor: Georgia Perakis (MIT)