Stella Dafermos Mid-Career Award

Call for Nominations

We are honored to announce the Stella Dafermos Award in Transportation Science, which will be awarded for the first time in 2022. It is an annual award with a $750 honorarium. There will be at most one recipient each year.

The Stella Dafermos Achievement Award in Transportation Science is awarded by the INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society (TSL) to a mid-career scholar who has made fundamental scientific contributions to transportation science and logistics.   To be eligible for the award, an individual must be within 10 and 20 years of having finished their Ph.D. on December 31st of the year that they are nominated. Other considerations when evaluating a nominee for the award include: the impact of their work on practice, their service to TSL, and their involvement in diversity and inclusion-related activities. 

Extended deadline: Nominations are due by July 1st.  It is incumbent upon the nominating individual to ensure that their nominee meets the eligibility criteria. The typical nomination will include the CV of the nominee and a letter explaining why their accomplishments merit consideration for the award. Please submit the material in pdf format, ideally as a single document, to: Do not send a zip file.

We are very excited to be honoring the tremendous legacy of Professor Stella Dafermos in this way. For more information on Professor Stella Dafermos, see the presentation at the TSL Society's Virtual Business meeting at the Fall INFORMS Conference: 

We look forward to receiving nominations. Many thanks in advance.

2022 Committee Chair

Anna Nagurney, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 

Committee Members

  • Richard Hartl, University of Vienna
  • Hani Mahmassani, Northwestern University
  • Amedeo Odoni, MIT
  • Grazia Speranza, University of Brescia