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Call for Nominations: 2021 INFORMS-MAS Koopman Prize

  • 1.  Call for Nominations: 2021 INFORMS-MAS Koopman Prize

    Posted 15 days ago
    The INFORMS Military and Security Society (MAS) awards the Koopman Prize annually at the INFORMS annual meeting.

    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.

    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 2021 prize must have been formally published in 2020.

    Submit your paper to the Committee Chair (listed below) by July 1, 2021. The award will be presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting.  Moreover, the authors of the winning paper will be invited to present the paper at a dedicated session.

    2021 Koopman Committee Chair
    Dr. Matthew J. Robbins (<>)

    Natalie Scala
    Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director
    MAS Past-President
    Towson University
    Towson MD