As you may know, Cainiao (Alibaba's logistics arm) and the MSOM society co-host the 2018 MSOM Data Driven Research Challenge that enables our colleagues to conduct data driven research by using Cainiao's Transaction level data.
We received many excellent submissions this year and all 4 finalists presented their papers during INFORMS Phoenix. Upon further deliberation, the 2018 MSOM Data Driven Research Challenge committee has selected the following winner and finalists (corresponding authors):
Please join me in congratulating the above winner and finalists (corresponding authors)!
More importantly, this challenge would not be possible with the strong support from the Cainiao team who provided their transactional data and the hard work of all contestants.
On behalf of the 2018 MSOM data driven challenge committee: Gad Allon, Chris Tang, Lauren Lu, Illan Lobel, Max Shen, Gabriel Weintraub, Dennis Zhang.
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