Candidates are accepted for the Doctoral Dissertation Award for Operations Research in Telecommunications and Network Analytics awarded by the INFORMS Technical Section on Telecommunications and Network Analytics at its biennial conference in March 2020. The award aims to recognize merit, innovation and outstanding scholarly achievements of PhD students in the field. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Instructions for the candidate
Each candidate must send by December 15, 2019
Professor Arie M.C.A. Koster (chair of the award selection committee)
RWTH Aachen University Lehrstuhl II für Mathematik
The other members of the committee are
Professor S. Raghavan, University of Maryland
Dr Dimitri Papdimitriou, University of Antwerp
Please include a cover letter that provides contact information for both the candidate and the dissertation advisor, the name of the academic institution and department granting the doctoral degree, and the department's acceptance date of the dissertation. Electronic submissions to Professor Arie Koster are preferred. In case of hardcopy submissions please make sure to send five copies of the extended abstract and the letter of recommendation.
The letter of recommendation by the dissertation advisor should clearly indicate the specific contribution(s) the dissertation has made in the use of quantitative methods and analytical or operations research techniques to address important existing and future problems in the field of telecommunications and network analytics. The letter should discuss why the dissertation is considered innovative, and why the research is relevant and valuable for both researchers and practitioners.
The academic PhD committee must have accepted the dissertation of the candidate no earlier than January 1, 2018 and no later than December 15, 2019. All items must reach the chair of the award selection committee by December 15, 2019.
Selected finalists will receive notification by February 1, 2020. Each finalist must present a synopsis of his/her dissertation to the Award Selection Committee at the 15th INFORMS Telecommunications and Network Analytics Conference in Berlin, Germany. The winner will be awarded $ 1,000.
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
phone 1 443-757-3500
phone 2 800-4INFORMS (800-446-3676)