Nominations are requested for the Doctoral Dissertation Award for Operations Research in Telecommunications and Network Analytics awarded by the INFORMS Technical Section on Telecommunications at its biennial conference. The award aims to recognize the outstanding scholarly achievements of young researchers in the field.
Award to be presented at the 2023 INFORMS Technical Section on Telecommunications and Network Analytics Conference, which will be held April 19 – Friday, April 21, 2023, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Eligibility: Completed doctoral dissertation in Telecommunications - modeling, analysis and optimization or Network Analytics between January 1, 2020 and January 1, 2023, and being a section member (either student or regular at the time of submission). Each nominee must send by January, 31 2023.
- a 10 page extended abstract of the dissertation,
- the dissertation itself ( or email link to the dissertation or copy of the dissertation)
- a letter of recommendation by the dissertation advisor
to committee chair Dr. Michael R. Bartolacci at email@example.com.
Please include a cover letter that provides contact information for both the nominee and the dissertation advisor, the name of the academic institution and department granting the doctoral degree, and the department’s acceptance date of the dissertation. The letter of recommendation by the dissertation advisor should clearly indicate the specific contribution(s) the dissertation has made in the use of quantitative methods and analytical or operations research techniques to address important existing and future problems in the field of telecommunications and network analytics. The letter should discuss why the dissertation is considered innovative and why the research is relevant and valuable for telecommunications researchers and practitioners.
Those who are selected as finalists will receive notification in mid-February. Each finalist will then be asked to submit five copies of the dissertation to the Award Committee Chair. Each finalist must also present a synopsis of his/her dissertation to the Award Selection Committee at 2023 INFORMS Technical Section on Telecommunications and Network Analytics Conference. The winner will be awarded $1,000, to be presented at the conference.
Submissions will be judged on overall scholarly content, relative impact on the field, and novelty of the research
Michael R. Bartolacci, Professor, Penn State University – Berks College (chair)
Mauricio G. C. Resende, INFORMS Fellow, Amazon Scientist, University of Washington Affiliate Professor
Bernard Fortz, Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
The 2020 Dissertation Award was given during the 15th Telecommunications and Network Analytics Conference (October 20-21, 2020), and the winner of the award was:
- Dr. Lei You, Uppsala Universitet (Sweden), Network Optimization of Evolving Mobile Systems with Presence of Interference
The other two finalists were:
- Dr. Hossein Badri, Wayne State University (MI, USA)
- Dr. Tiandong Wang, Cornell University (NY, USA)
The award selection committee included:
- Professor Arie M.C.A. Koster (Chair), Aachen University
- Professor S. Raghavan, University of Maryland
- Dr. Dimitri Papadimitriou, University of Antwerp
The cash prize of the 2020 Dissertation Award was generously sponsored by MATH+ (www.mathplus.de
). The Section appreciates the generous support by MATH and the hard work of the selection committee.
||Martim Joyce-Moniz, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
||Manuel Kutschka, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
||Young Myoung Ko, Texas A&M University, TX, USA
||Fabio D’Andreagiovanni, Sapienza Universita di Roma,
||Alexander Hall, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
||Ramesh Johari, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
||Andreas Eisenblätter, Zuse Institut Berlin (ZIB), Germany
||Fan Zhang, Columbia University, USA
- More details to be announced when the next award is available.
Best Paper Award
The INFORMS Technical Section on Telecommunications and Network Analytics Best Paper Award will be given to an outstanding paper applying OR techniques in the context of telecommunications. The paper must have been published in a refereed journal and written in English. The paper must present innovative OR approaches to complex problems in all topics related to the field of telecommunications including, but not being limited to: telecommunications modeling, policy, and technology, network economics, network design, algorithms, and optimization, sensor networks, wireless and broadband networks, vehicle and mobile computing, semantic networks, network survivability and reliability, information security and privacy, quality of service, internet, and multimedia, data mining applications in networks.
2023 Application Process
The INFORMS Technical Section on Telecommunications and Network Analytics (TNA) announces Best Paper Award for an outstanding paper applying OR techniques in telecommunications and network analytics. The paper must have been published in a refereed journal in 2022-2023 and written in English.
Four finalist papers will be recognized in a special session at INFORMS 2023 Annual meeting. The best paper award will be presented during the Section Business Meeting.
To be eligible for TNA Best Paper Award 2023
- At least one of the paper's authors must be a member of the Telecommunications and Network Analytics (TNA) Section.
- One of the authors should be able to present the paper in the best paper award session in INFORMS 2023.
Please email the paper (pdf) and a letter (maximum two pages) describing the merits to the Best Paper Award Committee by May 1, 2023.
Please use the following address for submissions:
Subject Line: Best Paper Award Committee - Telecommunications and Network Analytics Section
The members of the Best Paper Award Committee are:
|2022 INFORMS Annual Meeting
|2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting
||M. Pioro , Y. Fouquet, D. Nace , M. Poss “Optimizing Flow Thinning Protection in Multicommodity Networks with Variable Link Capacity”, Operations Research, Vol. 64, No. 2, pp. 273-279, 2016
|2016 INFORMS Telecommunications Conference
||Si Chen, Ivana Ljubić, and S. Raghavan, "The Generalized Regenerator Location Problem," INFORMS Journal on Computing, vol. 27, pp. 204-220, 2015.
|2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting
||F. D'Andreagiovanni, C. Mannino, and A. Sassano, "Gub Covers and Power-Indexed Formulations for Wireless Network Design," Management Science, vol. 59, pp. 142-156, 2013.
Best Student Paper Award
The INFORMS Technical Section on Telecommunications and Network Analytics Best Student Paper Award will be given to an outstanding paper applying OR techniques in the context of telecommunications. The paper must have been published in a refereed journal and written in English. The paper must present innovative OR approaches to complex problems in all topics related to the field of telecommunications including, but not being limited to: telecommunications modeling, policy, and technology, network economics, network design, algorithms, and optimization, sensor networks, wireless and broadband networks, vehicle and mobile computing, semantic networks, network survivability and reliability, information security and privacy, quality of service, internet and multimedia, data mining applications in telecommunications networks. The best student paper award will be judged at the biennial telecommunications conference and presented during the annual business meeting.