Paper Competition

The 2023 MIF Paper Competition winner is Dr. Negin Golrezaei from MIT with "Learning Product Rankings Robust to Fake Users," published in Operations Research. Honorable mentions were granted to Dr. Daniel Otero-León from Harvard Medical School and Dr. Belleh Fontem from UMass Lowell for their papers published in Health Care Management Science and Annals of Operations Research, respectively.

In 2016, MIF started the Paper Competition to promote and bring visibility to recent contributions of MIF members in the field of operations research, management science, or information systems. The motivation stemmed from the desire to feature work from younger scholars within the MIF population, and recognize them for their research.

Submissions must have been accepted or published within the past two years of the of the award year, and are judged on the basis of significance of contribution to theory or practice, novelty and technical strength of methodology, significance and clarity of results, conclusions being reasonable and supported, and organization and quality of exposition.

The finalists present their work in a dedicated session at the annual conference, and the first place winner receives a monetary award.

For more information, please contact Jessye Talley ( and Mike Gordon (

Please see here for past paper competition winners.