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2021 Pierskalla Award - Finalists

  • 1.  2021 Pierskalla Award - Finalists

    Posted 7 days ago

    Dear INFORMS attendees,

    We are pleased to announce this year's finalists for the Pierskalla competition:

    • Nasrin Yousefi, Timothy Chan, Yusuf Shalaby, Maria Eberg, Katharina Forster, Claire Holloway, and Luciano Ieraci, "An Inverse Optimization Approach to Measuring Clinical Pathway Concordance".
    • Hamsa Bastani, Kimon Drakopoulos, Vishal Gupta, Jon Vlachogiannis, Christos Hadjicristodoulou, Pagona Lagiou, Gkikas Magiorkinis, Dimitrios Paraskevis, and Sotirios Tsiodras, "Deploying a Reinforcement Learning System for COVID-19 Testing at the Greek Border".
    • Justin J. Boutilier, Jonas Oddur Jonasson, and Erez Yoeli, "Improving TB Treatment Adherence Support: The Case for Targeted Behavioral Interventions".
    • Hussein El Hajj, Ebru K. Bish, Douglas R. Bish, and Denise Kay, "Novel Pooling Strategies for Genetic Testing, with Application to Newborn Screening".
    • Kyra Gan, Su Jia, Andrew A. Li, and Sridhar Tayur, "Toward a Liquid Biopsy: Greedy Approximation Algorithms for Active Sequential Hypothesis Testing".

    We invite you to attend their talks at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Anaheim in Session VMC09 on Monday, Oct 25, at 11am in Virtual Room 09. The winners will be revealed at the HAS Business Meeting at 6:15pm on Monday, Oct 25.

    Thank you,

    Agni Orfanoudaki, Dimitris Bertsimas
    2021 Pierskalla Committee Chairs

    Agni Orfanoudaki
    Associate Professor of Operations Management
    Saïd Business School, University of Oxford