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2019 HAS student paper competition results

  • 1.  2019 HAS student paper competition results

    Posted 15 days ago
    Dear Colleagues,

    We are very pleased to announce the results of the 2019 INFORMS HAS student paper competition.

    First place
    Shasha Han, National University of Singapore, A Robust Approach to Study Multiple Treatments: Hierarchical Contrast-Specific Propensity Score

    Second place
    Hussein El Hajj, Virginia Tech, Optimal Genetic Screening for Cystic Fibrosis

    Finalists
    Michael Fairley, Stanford University, Improving the Efficiency of the Operating Room Environment with an Optimization and Machine Learning Model
    Shujing Sun, University of Rochester, Does Telemedicine Reduce Emergency Department Congestion? Evidence from New York State
    Yunchao Xu, New York University, On Withholding Capacity from Strategic Patients

    The papers and awards were presented at the INFORMS Healthcare Conference in Cambridge, MA this past weekend.

    We would also like to thank the 28 dedicated judges who put significant effort into reviewing for this competition:

    Hossein Abouee-Mehrizi, Elodie Adida-Goodman, Turgay Ayer, Hamsa Bastani, Bob Batt, Mohsen Bayati, Mehmet Begen, Justin Boutilier, Fernanda Bravo, Amy Cohn, Jonathan Helm, Maria Ibanez, Diwas KC, Beste Kucukyazici, Shan Liu, Lisa Maillart, Hamed Mamani, Jonathan Patrick, Soroush Saghafian, Andrew Schaefer, Steven Shechter, Pengyi Shi, Auyon Siddiq, Hummy Song, Sze Suen, Van-Anh Truong, Phebe Vayanos, Gabriel Zayas-Caban

    Best regards,

    Timothy Chan and Nicos Savva


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    Timothy Chan
    University of Toronto
    Toronto ON
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