Koopman Prize

Koopman Prize

Koopman Prize Description

The Koopman Prize recognizes the best published paper on military or security operations research topics directly related to MAS goals. The Koopman Prize is awarded annually during the INFORMS Annual Meeting and provides a $500 honorarium. This award honors the memory of Bernard Koopman (1900-1981), a pioneer in the field of operations research.  Dr. Koopman 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.


Nomination Process

Papers can be nominated by any INFORMS member, and authors may nominate their own paper.  The paper must have been published during the previous calendar year. For example, submissions for the 2023 Koopman Prize must have been published with a publication date of 2022.  Also, at least 50% of the co-authors on a nominated paper must be members of the Military and Security (MAS) Society. We welcome both your submission and your membership in our community!

Submit your nominated paper to the Committee Chair (listed below) by July 1, 2023. Only electronic submissions are accepted. Nominated papers must include complete citations or documentation, so it is clear the paper was formally published during the previous calendar year. 

The award will be presented at the MAS Business Meeting on Monday evening during the INFORMS Annual Meeting.  Also, the winners will be invited to present their work during a MAS technical session immediately preceding the MAS Business Meeting.

2023 Committee Chair: William N. Caballero
Email:  william.caballero@afacademy.af.edu