Section Award

The INFORMS RMP Section Prize Committee requests nominations for the 2018 RMP Section Prize 

The INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Prize is awarded for the best contribution to the science of pricing and revenue management published in English. The award includes a plaque and a cash prize. The total cash prize is $1000 that is shared equally among the winners. The award is given each year at the INFORMS Annual Meeting if there is a suitable recipient. Papers that are eligible may be resubmitted the next year. Published work must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the INFORMS RMP Section Prize:

  • It must be in the form of a paper, a book, or a group of papers or books.
  • It must be on the topic of pricing/revenue management.
  • It must have been published in one of the preceding five years or, in the case of a group, at least one member of the group must have been published in one of those years. For example, for the prize awarded in the year 2018, at least one of the publications must have appeared in one of the years 2013 through 2018. 
  • It must be written in the English language.
  • It must have appeared in the open literature.

Books or papers may be case histories, reports of research representing new results, or primarily synthesis. For any nominated set (a group of either articles or books) published over more than one year, it is expected that each element in the set is part of one continuous effort, such as a multi-year project or a continuously written, multi-volume book.

The committee consists of 3 members, including a chair, each serving on the committee for 2 years if possible.
To be eligible for consideration, each book or paper must be nominated to the committee. Anyone may make nominations. The Committee will use the following criteria in making judgments:

  • The extent to which the contribution advances the state of the art of pricing and revenue management.
  • The originality of the ideas or methods.
  • The new areas of application it opens up.
  • The degree to which existing theory or method is unified or simplified.
  • The clarity and excellence of the exposition.
  • The degree to which the contribution provides value for future applications, or enables improved practice.

Application Process

A nomination consists of:

  • A nominating letter specifying the work being nominated and explaining why it is deserving of the INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Award. Nominating letters must include the titles of paper(s) or book(s), author(s), and the place and date of publication. 
  • Supporting letters, if desired. Supporting statements bearing on the worth of the publication in terms of the six criteria above will be very helpful, but are not required. 
  •   Three copies of the work. In the case of journal articles, it is sufficient to submit a PDF file containing the paper(s).

 The submission deadline is July 31, 2018. Nominations should be sent, or in the case of electronic submission, emailed to the chair of the committee at the address below. 

Whom to contact

2018 Section Award Committee Chair:
Omar Besbes
Associate Professor 
Columbia Business School
New York, NY, 10027
Email: ob2105@gsb.columbia.edu 

Committee members: Yossi Aviv, Rene Caldentey

[Update] 2018 RMP Section Prize Winner

  • Stefanus Jasin (University of Michigan)
    • Re-optimization and self-adjusting price control for network revenue management
    • Published in Operations Research in 2014


Past Winners

2017

Richard Ratliff (Sabre)
Garrett van Ryzin (Cornell Tech)
Gustavo Vulcano (Universidad di Tella, Argentina)

2016                          

Arnoud den Boer,  CWI (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)  
Bert Swart,  CWI (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

2015                                                

Vivek Farias, MIT  
Srikanth Jagabathula, NYU
Davavrat Shah, MIT

2014                                                     

Sham M. Kakade, Microsoft  
Ilan Lobel, NYU
Hamid Nazerzadeh, USC

2013

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2012

Omar Besbes, Columbia 

2011                                 

Yossi Aviv, Washington St. Louis
Amit Pazgal, Rice 

2010            

Huseyin Topaloglu, Cornell

2009                                 

Xin Chen, MIT
David Simchi-Levi, MIT

2008                                     

Costis Maglaras, Columbia
Assaf Zeevi, Columbia 

2007                                                     

William L. Cooper, Minnesota
Tito Homem-de-Mello, Northwestern 
Anton J. Kleywegt, Georgia Tech

2006

Robert L. Phillips, Nomis Solutions, Inc.

2005

Guillermo Gallego, Columbia

2004                                 

Garrett J. van Ryzin, Columbia 
Kalyan T. Talluri, Pompeu Fabra