INFORMS Open Forum

Call for Koopman Prize nominations

  • 1.  Call for Koopman Prize nominations

    Posted 04-02-2020 09:16
    The INFORMS Military and Security Society (MAS) awards the Koopman Prize annually at the INFORMS annual meeting.

    Koopman prize description

    The Koopman prize recognizes the best published paper on military operations research topics directly related to MAS goals. The award honors the memory of Bernard Koopman (1900-1981), a pioneer in the field of operations research. He was active in the founding of the Operations Research Society of America (ORSA), which later merged with TIMS to form INFORMS, and served as its president in 1956. Dr. Koopman served as an operations research liaison between the U.S. Department of Defense and United Kingdom military establishments and NATO and played a critical role in making operations research a permanent NATO activity. A $500 honorarium accompanies this award.

    Nomination process

    Papers can be nominated by any member.  Authors may submit their own paper.  Please submit nominations electronically. The work must include complete citations or documentation, so it is clear the paper was published during the previous calendar year. (Submissions for the 2020 prize must have been published in 2019.)

    Submit your paper to the Committee Chair (listed below) by July 1, 2020. The award will be presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting.

    2020 Committee Chair
    Dr. Matthew J. Robbins (

    Thank you.