Koopman Prize

Koopman Prize

This is a $500 award for the best published paper or report on military operations research topics directly related to the goals of MAS. The award honors the memory of Bernard Koopman (1900-1981), who was a pioneer in the field of operations research. He was active in the founding of the Operations Research Society of America (ORSA), 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.

The Koopman Prize is awarded annually at the MAS Business meeting during the INFORMS Annual Meeting.


Koopman Prize -- Nomination Process

Papers can be nominated by any member. Authors may submit their own paper.  Electronic submissions are preferred. However, if paper copies of the work are sent, then four copies must be sent. The work must include complete citations or documentation so that it is clear that it was published during the previous calendar year. (Submissions for the 2020 prize must have been published in 2019.)

Submit your paper to the Committee Chair (listed below) by July 1, 2020. The award will be presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting.

2020 Committee Chair:

Matthew J. Robbins