Awards

Awards

  • INFORMS 2020 QSR Best Paper Competition: CFP
  • INFORMS 2020 QSR Best Student Paper Competition: CFP and Submission Form
  • INFORMS 2020 QSR Student Interaction and Best Student Poster Competition: CFP
  • INFORMS 2020 QSR Data Challenge: CFP, Data Description

2020

  • The finalists of the 2020 QSR Best Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 

      Pooyan Mobtahej, Xulong Zhang, Maryam Hamidi and Jing Zhang, "Deep Learning-based Anomaly Detection for Compressors Using Audio Data". 

      Bo Shen, Rongxuan Wang, Andrew Chung Chee Law, Rakesh Kamath, Hahn Choo and Zhenyu (James) Kong, "Super Resolution for Multi-Sources Image Stream Data using Smooth and Sparse Tensor Completion and its Applications in Data Acquisition of Additive Manufacturing". 

      Andi Wang and Jianjun Shi, "Holistic Modeling and Analysis of Multistage Manufacturing Processes with Sparse Effective Inputs and Mixed Profile Outputs"​. 

      Xinyu Zhao, Jiuyun Hu, Yajun Mei and Hao Yan, "Adaptive Partially-Observed Sequential Change Point Detection with Multiple Failure Modes​". (WINNER)

    • The finalists of the 2020 QSR Best Student Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 

      Jialei Chen, Georgia Institute of Technology, "Adaptive Design for Gaussian Process Regression under Censoring". (WINNER)

      Zhehui Chen, Georgia Institute of Technology, "A hierarchical expected improvement method for effective Bayesian optimization". 

      Ziyue Li, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, "Tensor Completion for Weakly-dependent Data on Graph for Metro Passenger Flow Prediction".

      Ruiyu Xu, Peking University, "Online Structural Change-point Detection of High-dimensional Time Series via Dynamic Sparse Subspace Learning".


    • The winner and honorable mention of the 2020 QSR Best Student Poster Competition are: 

      Ana Maria Estrada Gomez, Georgia Institute of Technology. (Winner)
      Minhee Kim, UW-Madison. (Honorable Mention)


    • The finalists of the 2020 QSR Industry Data Challenges are (in alphabetical order): 

      Hang Dong and Xiaoting He, Microsoft Research/Amazon Web Services.

      Werner Jiang and Min-hwan Oh, Columbia University. (WINNER)

      Maede Maftouni, Andrew Chung Chee Law, Yangze Zhou, and Bo Shen, Virginia Tech/Purdue University. (Runner Up)

      Seonho Park, Farnaz Babaie Sarijaloo, and Bijan Taslimi, University of Florida.


    2019

    • The finalists of the 2019 QSR Best Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 

        Yuening Li, Xiao Huang, Jundong Li, Mengnan Du, and Na Zou, "Spectral Autoencoder for Anomaly Detection in Attributed Networks". 

        Zhanlin Liu, Ashis G. Banerjee, and Youngjun Choe, "Identifying the Influential Inputs for Network Output Variance Using Sparse Polynomial Chaos Expansion​". 

        Changyue Song, Kaibo Liu, Xi Zhang, "Collusion Detection and Ground Truth Inference in Crowdsourcing for Labeling Tasks"​. (WINNER)

        Chao Wang, Xiaojin Zhu, Shiyu Zhou, Yingqing Zhou, "Transfer Learning using Informative Structure Priors in Ordered Graphical Models​".

      • The finalists of the 2019 QSR Best Student Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 

        Xiao Huang, Texas A&M University, "Heterogeneous Information Learning in Large-Scale Networks".

        Rajitha Meka, University of Texas at San Antonio, "An Active Learning Methodology for Efficient Estimation of Noisy Black-Box Functions using Gaussian Process Regression". 

        Liyan Xie, Georgia Institute of Technology, "Online Sequential Subspace Change-point Detection".

        Zhen Zhong, Georgia Institute of Technology, "Image-Based Process Control Using Tensor Analysis". (WINNER)


      • The winner of the 2019 QSR Best Student Poster Competition is: 

        Zhiyong Hu, Texas Tech University.


      • The finalists of the QSR Industry Data Challenges are (in alphabetical order): 

        Yuxuan Li, Zhangyue Shi, and Chen-ang Liu, Oklahoma State University.

        Cesor Ruiz, Yu (Chelsea) Jin. and Jose Azucena, University of Arkansas.

        Erotokritos Skordilis, and Ramin Moghaddas, University of Miami. (WINNER)

        Safoora Yousefi, Emory University.

      2018

      • The finalists of the 2018 QSR Best Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 

          Shenghan Guo and Weihang (Grace) Guo, "Change-Point Detection by Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines". 

          Linglin He and Ying Hung, "Efficient Gaussian Process Prediction using Design-Based Subsampling​". (WINNER)

          Raed Al Kontar, Garvesh Raskutti, and Shiyu Zhou, "Minimizing Negative Transfer of Knowledge in Multivariate Gaussian Processes: A Scalable and Regularized Approach"​.

          Juan Du, Xiaowei Yue, Jeffrey H. Hunt, and Jianjun Shi, "Optimal Placement of Actuators for Composite Fuselage Shape Control​".

        • The finalists of the 2018 QSR Best Student Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 

          Anh Tuan Bui, Northwestern University, “Monitoring for Changes in the Nature of Stochastic Textured Surfaces”.  

          Raquel de Souza Borges Ferreira, Purdue University, “Predictive Comparisons for Screening and Interpreting Inputs in Machine Learning”. (WINNER)

          Shuang Li, Georgia Institute of Technology, “Scan B-Statistic for Kernel Change-Point Detection”.

          Ruizhi Zhang, Georgia Institute of Technology, “Scalable Robust Monitoring of Large-Scale Data Streams”.

        • The winner of the 2018 QSR Best Student Poster Competition is: 
          Ashif Sikandar Iquebal, Texas A&M University.

          Chenang Liu, Virginia Tech.


        2017

        • The finalists of the 2017 QSR Best Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 
          Chenang Liu and Zhenyu (James) Kong, “An Integrated Manifold Learning Approach for Online Process Monitoring of Additive Manufacturing Processes”. (WINNER) 

          Cynthia Rudin and Yining Wang, “Direct Learning to Rank and Rerank”.

          Wujun Si, Qingyu Yang, and Xin Wu, “A Functional Covariate Degradation Model with Application to Degradation Analysis of Dual-phase Steel by Utilizing Its Microstructure Images”.  

          Yan Wang, Xiaowei Yue, Rui Tuo, Jeffrey H. Hunt and Jianjun Shi, “Effective Model Calibration via Sensible Variable Identification and Adjustment, with Application to Composite Fuselage Simulation”.

        • The finalists of the 2017 QSR Best Student Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 
          Junzhou Chen, Georgia Institute of Technology, “S3T: An Efficient Score-statistic for Spatio-Temporal Surveillance”.  

          Raed Al Kontar, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Nonparametric Modeling and Prognosis of Condition Monitoring Signals: A Transfer Learning Approach Based on Multivariate Gaussian Convolution Processes”. (WINNER)

          Qiyun Pan, University of Michigan, “Adaptive Importance Sampling for Determining Resistance Levels in Reliability-based System Design”.

          Bo Wang, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, “Bayesian Sequential Calibration Using Detailed Sample Paths”.

        • The winner of the 2017 QSR Best Student Poster Competition is: 
          Ahmed Aziz Ezzat, Texas A&M University,  “Spatio-temporal Asymmetry of Local Wind Fields and its Impact on Short-term Wind Forecast"

        2016

        • The finalists of the 2016 QSR Best Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 
          Amir M. Aboutaleb and Linkan Bian, “An Optimum Design of Laser-based Additive Manufacturing Experiments by Leveraging Analogous Prior Data”.  

          Xiaolei Fang, Kamran Paynabar, and Nagi Gebraeel, “Residual Useful Lifetime Prediction Using a Degradation Image Stream”.

          Xiao Liu, Kyongmin Yeo, and Jayant Kalagnanam, “Statistical Modeling for Spatio-Temporal Degradation Data”. (WINNER) 

          Arman Sabbaghi and Qiang Huang, “Model Transfer via Equivalent Effects of Lurking Variables”.

        • The finalists of the 2016 QSR Best Student Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 
          Farmanesh Babak, Oklahoma State University, “Sparse Pseudo-input Local Kriging for Large Non-stationary Spatial Datasets with Exogenous Variables”.  

          Simon Tsz Fung Mak, Georgia Institute of Technology, “Supporting Points”. (WINNER)

          Hao Yan, Georgia Institute of Technology, “AKMM: Adaptive Sensing for Online Anomaly Detection”.

          Murat Yildirim, Georgia Institute of Technology, “Sensor-Driven Condition-Based Maintenance and Operations Scheduling of Power Plants in Electricity Systems”.

        • The winners of the 2016 QSR Best Student Poster Competition are (in alphabetical order): 
          Xiaochen Xian, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “A Nonparametric Adaptive Sampling Strategy for On-line Monitoring of Big Data Streams"

          Chen Zhang, National University of Singapore, “Multichannel Profile Monitoring based on Sparse Multichannel Functional Principle Component Analysis"

        2015

        • The finalists of the 2015 QSR Best Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 
          Youngjun Choe and Eunshin Byon, “EM-Based Cross-Entropy Method with an Asymptotically Unbiased Information Criterion”.  

          David Coit and Hao Liu, “Markov Additive Processes for Degradation with Jumps under Dynamic Environments”.

          Kamran Paynabar, Hao Yan and Jianjun Shi, “Real-time Monitoring and Diagnosis of High-Dimensional Data Streams via Spatio-Temporal Smooth Sparse Decomposition”. (WINNER) 

        • The finalists of the 2015 QSR Best Student Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 
          Kaveh Bastani, Virginia Tech, “An Online Sparse Estimation-based Classification (OSEC) Approach for Real-time Monitoring in Additive Manufacturing Processes Using Heterogeneous Sensor Data”. 

          Yan Jin, University of Washington, “Diagnostic Monitoring of Multivariate Process via a LASSO-BN Formulation”.

          Yanjun Qian, Texas A&M University, “Multi-stage Nanocrystal Growth Identifying and Modeling via in-situ TEM Video”. (WINNER)

          Junbo Son, University of Wisconsin Madison, “RUL Prediction Based on Noisy Condition Monitoring Signals using Constrained Kalman Filter”. 

        • The winner of the 2015 QSR Best Student Poster Competition is:
          Abdallah Chehade (University of Wisconsin-Madison)  

        2014 

        • The finalists of the 2014 QSR Best Student Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 
          Hua, Dingguo. Rutgers University. Reliability of Systems with Spatially Distributed Units.

          Li, Mingyang. University of Arizona. Bayesian Modeling and Inferencing of Heterogeneous Time-to-event Data with an Unknown Number of Sub-populations.

          Xing, Dadi. Purdue University. Optimal Supersaturated Design via Lasso.

          Yuan, Yuan. University of Wisconsin Madison. Non-crossing Quantile Regression Processes based on Monotone B-splines. (WINNER)

        2013

        • The finalists of the 2013 QSR Best Student Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 
          BAO, Lulu. Tsinghua University. A Run-to-Run Controller for Product Surface Quality Improvement.

          POURHABIB, Arash. Texas A & M University. Bayesian Site Selection for Gaussian Process Regression.

          SABAAGHI, Arman. Harvard University. Indicator Functions and the Algebra of the Linear-Quadratic Parametrization.

          ZHANG, Linmiao. National University of Singapore. Monitoring Wafer Geometric Quality using Additive Gaussian Process Model. (WINNER)

        2012 

        • The finalists of the 2012 QSR Best Student Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 
          BIAN, Linkan. Georgia Institute of Technology. Real-Time Prognostics for Multi-Component Systems with Degradation-Rate-Interactions.

          LIU, Kaibo. Georgia Institute of Technology. Physician Performance Assessment Using a Composite Quality Index.

          PLUMLEE, Matthew. Georgia Institute of Technology. Tractable Functional Response Modeling using Nonstationary Covariance Functions. (WINNER)

          WANG, Li. University of Southern California. Cross-Domain Model Building and Validation (CDMV): A New Modeling Strategy to Reinforce Understanding of Nanomanufacturing Processes.

        2011 

        • The finalists of the 2011 QSR Best Student Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 
          BA, Shan. Georgia Institute of Technology. Multi-Layer Designs for Computer Experiments. (WINNER)

          Bian, Linkan. Georgia Institute of Technology. Predicting Residual Life Distributions under Randomly Evolving Future Environmental Profiles.

          Huang, Shuai. Arizona State University. Hypergraph-based    Gaussian Process Models with Qualitative and Quantitative Input Variables.

          YE, Zhisheng. National University of Singapore. Efficient Semiparametric Estimation of Gamma Processes for Deteriorating Products.

        2010 

        • The finalists of the 2010 QSR Best Student Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 
          ALSHRAIDEH, Hussam. Pennsylvania State University. Factor significance and robust parameter design of shape response experiments.

          JIN, Ran. Georgia Institute of Technology. Reconfigured piecewise linear regression tree for multistage manufacturing process control.

          LI, Jian. Hong Kong University of Sceince and Technology. Multivariate categorical charting techniques via log linear models.

          ZHOU, Qiang. University of Wisconsin Madison. A simple approach to emulation for computer models with qualitative and quantitative factors. (WINNER)

        2009 

        • The finalists of the 2009 QSR Best Student Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 
          Beyca, Omer. Oklahoma State University. Sequential Bayesian Decision Making for End-Point Detection of Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) Processes.

          Kang, Lulu. Georgia Institute of Technology. Bayesian Optimal Single Arrays for Robust Parameter Design. (WINNER)

          Zeng, Li. University of Wisconsin Madison. A Bayesian Approach to Risk-adjusted Change Detection in Healthcare.

          Zhou, Rensheng. Georgia Institute of Technology. Degradation Modeling of Complete, Sparse and Fragmented Signals.

        2008 

        • The finalists of the 2008 QSR Best Student Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 
          pdf DENG, et al. , Georgia Institute of Technology, Statistical approach to quantifying the elastic deformation of nanomaterials

          pdf JEONG, et al. , Rutgers University, Spatial correlogram-based dynamic time warping for automatic detection of defect patterns in wafer maps

          pdf SHRIVISTAVA and DING (winner) Texas A&M University, Graph based isomorph-free generation of two-level regular fractional factorial designs (WINNER)

          pdf SUKCHOTRAT, et al. University of Texas, Classification-based control charts for monitoring multivariate processes

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