Awards

Awards


Dissertation Award
To stimulate interest in telecommunications among young researchers, the INFORMS Technical Section on Telecommunications funds a dissertation competition with a cash prize. Finalists present their dissertation research at the INFORMS Telecommunications Conference before a panel of judges selected by the Section. Dissertations are evaluated based on their specific contributions in the use of quantitative and analytical or OR techniques in addressing existing and future problems recognized to be valuable to the field of telecommunications. The competition is announced in conjunction with each Telecommunications Conference where it will be judged. The award will then be given at the annual TST Business Meeting. Past winners include:


Past Winners


2002 Andreas Eisenblätter, Zuse Institut Berlin (ZIB), Germany
Fan Zhang, Columbia University, USA
2004 Alexander Hall, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
2006 Ramesh Johari, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
2012 Young Myoung Ko, Texas A&M University, TX, USA
2014 Manuel Kutschka, RWTH Aachen University, Germany


Application Process


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Best Paper Award

The INFORMS Technical Section on Telecommunications (TST) Best Paper Award will be given to an outstanding paper applying OR techniques in the context of telecommunications. The paper must have been published in a refereed journal and written in English.  The paper must present innovative OR approaches to complex problems in all topics related to the field of telecommunications including, but not being limited to: telecommunications modeling, policy, and technology, network economics, network design, algorithms, and optimization, sensor networks, wireless and broadband networks, vehicle and mobile computing, semantic networks, network survivability and reliability, information security and privacy, quality of service, internet and multimedia, data mining applications in telecommunications networks. The best paper award will be judged  at the biennial telecommunications conference and presented during the annual TST Business meeting.


Best Student Paper Award

The INFORMS Technical Section on Telecommunications (TST) Best Student Paper Award will be given to an outstanding paper applying OR techniques in the context of telecommunications. The paper must have been published in a refereed journal and written in English.  The paper must present innovative OR approaches to complex problems in all topics related to the field of telecommunications including, but not being limited to: telecommunications modeling, policy, and technology, network economics, network design, algorithms, and optimization, sensor networks, wireless and broadband networks, vehicle and mobile computing, semantic networks, network survivability and reliability, information security and privacy, quality of service, internet and multimedia, data mining applications in telecommunications networks. The best student paper award will be judged at the biennial telecommunications conference and presented during the annual TST Business meeting.


Application Process


  • More details to be announced

Past Winners


2016 INFORMS Telecommunications Conference Si Chen, Ivana Ljubić, and S. Raghavan, "The Generalized Regenerator Location Problem," INFORMS Journal on Computing, vol. 27, pp. 204-220, 2015.
2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting F. D'Andreagiovanni, C. Mannino, and A. Sassano, "Gub Covers and Power-Indexed Formulations for Wireless Network Design," Management Science, vol. 59, pp. 142-156, 2013.