Awardees

Awardees

2018 CUMW awardees

To improve the diversity in the simulation community, the INFORMS Simulation Society is proud to award $500 sponsorships each year to assist eligible graduate students to attend the Winter Simulation Conference. The 2018 diversity awardees are:

  • Maria Julia Blas INGAR Argentina
  • Ana Ionesi University of Southern Denmark
  • Mengyi Zhang Politecnico di Milano

Left to right: Giulia Pedrielli (award committee), Maria Julia Blas, Ana Ionesi, Mengyi Zhang, Eunhye Song (award committee)


2017 CUMW awardees

To improve the diversity in the simulation community, the INFORMS Simulation Society is proud to award $500 sponsorships each year to assist eligible graduate students to attend the Winter Simulation Conference. The 2017 diversity awardees are:

  • Vahab Vahdat
  • Rana Azghandi
  • Ange Lionel Toba
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Left to right: Wei Xie (award committee), Vahab Vahdat, Rana Azghandi, Ange Lionel Toba

2016 CUMW awardees


The 2016 CUMW awardees are Mariam Kotachi (Old Dominion University), Jessica P. Dorismond (University at Buffalo), and Wen Zhang (University of Warwick)

To improve the diversity in the simulation community, the INFORMS Simulation society is proud to award $500 sponsorships each year to assist eligible graduate students to attend the Winter Simulation Conference. We encourage high-quality applications, especially from women, underrepresented minorities and international students, to apply for the coming 2017 WSC meeting. 

2014 CUMW awardees

The 2014 CUMW awardees are Nanjing Jian (Cornell), Paratsu Sharifi (Johns Hopkins), and Alejandro Teran-Somohano (Auburn University).medium

To cultivate the interest and encourage the participation of underrepresented minorities and women in the field of simulation, the INFORMS Simulation Society is proud to award sponsorships to assist graduate students from these population groups in the costs of attending Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) each year. In 2014, each awardee received an honorarium of $500.00. The CUMW committee is looking forward for more high-quality applications for the coming 2015 WSC meeting.

2013 CUMW awardees

The 2013 CUMW award winners are Xi Chen of University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign, Chunna Liu of Tsingua University, and Yaileen M. Méndez Vázquez of University of Puerto Rico.

In order to improve outreach and diversity among young researchers in the field of simulation, the INFORMS Simulation Society is proud to award sponsorships each year to assist eligible graduate students to attend the Winter Simulation Conference (WSC). We especially encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, international students, or students who may add to the diversity of the community in other ways.

2012 CUMW awardees

2012 - Roy Hayes (University of Virginia), Marlies de Keizer (Wageningen University), and Kara Olson (Old Dominion University)

2011 CUMW Awardees

2011 - Toni Sorrell (Virginia Commonwealth University), Zhang Si (National University of Singapore), and Juan Li (Columbia University)

2010 and Prior CUMW Awardees

2010 - Ola Batarseh (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Sachin P. Pendharkar (University of Calgary)

2009 - Dr. Gabriella Dellino (University of Siena), Canan Gunes (CMU), and Nugroho Pujowidianto (University of Singapore)

2008 - Dashi Singham (UC Berkeley)

2007 - Guadalupe Villarreal (Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon), Malak Al-Nory (George Mason University), Grisel Guerrero (University of Texas at El Paso), and Ahmed El Nashar (University of Central Florida).

2006 - Elham Yavari (UC Berkeley)

2005 - Jose Rojas and Desiree Tejada (Florida International University), Hongmei Chi (Florida State University), Kishau Rogers (small business owner in Maryland)