Koopman Prize

Koopman Prize

Koopman Description Prize

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 member. Authors may nominate their own paper.  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. (Submissions for the 2022 prize must have been published in 2021.)

Submit your nominated paper to the Committee Chair (listed below) by July 1, 2022. The award will be presented at the MAS Business Meeting during the INFORMS Annual Meeting.

2022 Committee Chair:

Dr. William N. Caballero