Awards

Awards

Dissertation Award

To stimulate interest in telecommunications and network analytics among young researchers, the INFORMS Technical Section on Telecommunications and Network Analytics funds a dissertation competition with a cash prize. Finalists present their dissertation research at the INFORMS Telecommunications and Network Analytics Conference before a panel of judges selected by the Section. Dissertations are evaluated based on their specific contributions in the use of quantitative and analytical or OR techniques in addressing existing and future problems recognized to be valuable to the field of telecommunications. The competition is announced in conjunction with each Telecommunications and Network Analytics Conference where it will be judged. The award will then be given at the annual business meeting. 

2020 Award

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.

Past Winners:

2018 Martim Joyce-Moniz, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
2014 Manuel Kutschka, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
2012 Young Myoung Ko, Texas A&M University, TX, USA
2010 Fabio D’Andreagiovanni, Sapienza Universita di Roma,
Rome, Italy
2004 Alexander Hall, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
2006 Ramesh Johari, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
2002 Andreas Eisenblätter, Zuse Institut Berlin (ZIB), Germany
Fan Zhang, Columbia University, USA

Application Process

  • 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 telecommunications networks. The best paper award will be judged at the biennial Telecommunications and Network Analytics Conference and presented during the annual business meeting. 

Past Winners

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, 2016 , pp. 273 279.
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.

The winner of the 2019 Best Paper Award
Award Ceremory of 2019 Best Paper: (left-to-right) Ivana Ljubic, Michael Poss, Michał Pióro, Stanko Dimitrov

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.