The I-Sim best MS/OR-focused student paper is:
“Dynamic Congestion Pricing for Ridesourcing Traffic: A Simulation-Optimization Approach" by Qi Luo and Zhiyuan Huang (University of Michigan) and Henry Lam (Columbia University)
The winner is awarded $200 sponsored by I-Sim and ACM SIGSIM.
The I-Sim best MS/OR-focused student paper is: “Green Simulation Optimization Using Likelihood Ratio Estimators” by David J. Eckman, Cornell University.
ASTRO-DF: Adaptive Sampling Trust-Region Optimization Algorithms, Heuristics, and Numerical Experience. Sara Shashaani, Susan Hunter, and Raghu Pasupathy (Purdue University)
On Adaptive Sampling Rules for Stochastic Recursions, Fatemeh S. Hashemi (Virginia Tech), Soumyadip Ghosh (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center) and Raghu Pasupathy (Virginia Tech)
Applying a Splitting Technique to Estimate Electrical Grid Reliability. Wander Wadman, Daan Crommelin and Jason Frank (CWI Amsterdam)
A New Approach to Unbiased Estimation for SDE's , Chang-Han Rhee, and Peter W. Glynn, Stanford University
A Bayesian Approach to Stochastic Root Finding, Rolf Waeber, Peter I. Frazier and Shane G. Henderson, Cornell University
Model-based Evolutionary Optimization, Yongqiang Wang, Michael C. Fu, and Steven I. Marcus, University of Maryland, College Park
Estimating Expected Shortfall with Stochastic Kriging, Ming Liu and Jeremy Staum, Northwestern University
Skart: A Skewness- and Autoreression-Adjusted Batch-Means Procedure for Simulation, Ali Tafazzoli (North Carolina State University), James R. Wilson, Emily K. Lada, and Natalie M. Steiger,
Stochastic Trust Region Gradient-Free Method (STRONG) -A New RSM-based Algorithm for Simulation Optimization, Kuo-Hao Chang (Purdue University), L. Jeff Hong and Hong Wan
Modeling Tuberculosis In Areas Of High HIV Prevalence Using Discrete Event Simulation, Georgina R. Hughes (University of Southampton), Christine S.M. Currie ,and Elizabeth L. Corbett, Cornell University