Elwood S. Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Award - 2021
This competition identifies and recognizes outstanding doctoral dissertation research, completed in the calendar year 2020, in the development of theory for the decision sciences, the development of methodology for the decision sciences, and/or the application of theory or methodology in the decision sciences.
To be eligible for consideration, a submission must meet the following criteria:
Applications will not be considered complete until (a) a nominating letter from the advisor, (b) an executive summary, and (c) the dissertation combined into a single PDF and emailed to BuffaDissertationAward2021@gmail.com. Details of submission requirements are provided below:
A nominating letter is required from the dissertation advisor. This nominating letter:
Please name the Nominating Letter attachment as (the student's) LAST NAME_FIRST NAME-Nominating Letter.
An executive summary is required with the following suggested sections:
The Executive Summary must adhere to the following formatting guidelines:
The Nominating Letter, the Executive Summary, and the dissertation should be combined into a single PDF and emailed to BuffaDissertationAward2021@gmail.com.
All submissions must be received by June 30, 2021, to be eligible for the competition.
The finalists will be announced in September 2021. The winner will be determined after the presentations in the 2021 DSI Annual Meeting (November 17 – 20, 2021) and must be present at the online Awards presentation to receive the award and the prize money of $1,500.
Questions about the Elwood S. Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Award for the 2021 Annual Conference of the Decision Sciences Institute can be directed to the Coordinators:
Gökçe EsenduranPurdue Universitygesendur@purdue.eduM. Serkan AkturkClemson Universitymakturk@clemson.edu
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
phone 1 443-757-3500
phone 2 800-4INFORMS (800-446-3676)