Student Best Paper Award

Student Best Paper Award

IBM Research sponsors the Service Science Section's Student Best Paper Award, which is intended to celebrate high-quality research generated by PhD students. Prior award winners include: 

  • 2015:
    • First Place: Greggory J. Schell, Mariel S. Lavieri, Jeremy B. Sussman, Rodney A. Hayward, "Optimal Coinsurance Rates for a Heterogeneous Population under Inequality and Resource Constraints"
    • Second Place: Vince Slaugh, Sridhar Tayur, Bahar Biller, "Managing Rentals with Usage-Based Loss"
    • Third Place: Luyi Yang, Laurens Debo, Varun Gupta, "Trading Time in a Congested Environment"
  • 2014:
    • First Place: Maxime C. Cohen, Ngai-Hang Zachary Leung, MIT, "The Impact of Linear Optimization on Promotion Planning"
    • Second Place: Matthew C. Walsman, Cornell University, "Examining the Characteristics and Managerial Challenges of Professional Services: An Empirical Study of Management Consultancy in the Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality Sector"
    • Third Place (tie): Changmi Jung, Carnegie Mellon University, "Volume Based Learning with Structured eVisits: Impact of Individual and Organizational Usage Experience on Service Productivity"
    • Third Place (tie):  Tianshu Sun, University of Maryland, "Understanding the Effects of Message Design on Firm-Mediated Online Social Interactions: A Randomized Field Experiment"
  • 2013:
    • First Place: Yao Cui, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, “Should Event Organizers Prevent Resale of Tickets?”
    • Second Place: Gregory J. King, Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, “Dynamic Customer Acquisition and Retention Management”
    • Third Place: Aparupa Das Gupta, Anderson School of Management, UCLA, “The Design of Experiential Services with Acclimation and Memory Decay: Optimal Sequence and Duration”
    • Honorable Mention: Howard Hao-Chun Chuang, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University, “Traffic-Based Labor Planning in Retail Stores” 
  • 2012:
    • First Place: Joline Uichanco, MIT, "Stochastic Optimization for Resource Allocation with Random Emergencies"
    • Second Place: Constantin Alba, IE Business School, "Downstream Consequences of Upstream Planning Variety: Evidence from an Enterprise System Maintenance Unit"
    • Third Place: Oscar A. Herrera-Restrepo, Virginia Tech, "Modeling Social Service Delivery Organizations Based on Agents"
  • 2011:
    • First Place: Murat Kurt, University of Pittsburgh, "Valuing Prearranged Paired Kidney Exchanges: A Stochastic Game Approach"
    • Second Place: Wei Sun, MIT, "Congestion Pricing for Service Industries"
    • Third Place: Jun Li, U. Pennsylvania, "Are Consumers Strategic: Structural Estimation for the Air Travel Industry"
    • Honorable Mention: Ioannis Bellos, Georgia Tech, "Designing Experiential Services"
  • 2010
    • First Place: Murat Kurt, et al., University of Pittsburgh, "Optimal Statin Initiation Guidelines for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes"
  • 2009:

    • First Place: Mustafa Akan, et al., Northwestern University, "A Broader View of Designing the Liver Allocation System"

     
    Further information about the papers that have won this award can be found at: http://www.informs.org/Recognize-Excellence/Community-Prizes-and-Awards/Service-Science-Section/Best-Paper-Competition.