TSL Dissertation Award

TSL Dissertation Prize 2020: Call for Nominations

Nominations are invited for 2020 TSL Dissertation Prize Competition, sponsored by the INFORMS Society on Transportation Science and Logistics. This award is the oldest and most prestigious honor for doctoral dissertations in the transportation science and logistics area. The award is accompanied by a $500 honorarium for the winner. In addition, the winner and the recipient of an honorable mention (if any) each receives an 8x10 plaque announcing the award.

The following criteria will be used in judging candidate dissertations:

  • Fundamental contribution and originality of the ideas or methods.
  • Practical importance or applicability in solving important real problems.
  • Clarity and excellence of the exposition.

Eligible doctoral dissertations are those completed and submitted between June 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020 in the general area of transportation science and logistics.

To be considered, a dissertation must be nominated by the thesis supervisor, who should submit the following items, all electronically in Adobe PDF format with the shown filenames:

  • An electronic copy of the letter of nomination from the dissertation supervisor supporting the submission and stating his/her assessment of why the thesis is worthy of the award (candidate name-NL.pdf),
  • An electronic abstract of maximum 300 words without formulas or mathematical notation (candidate name-SA.pdf),
  • An electronic copy of the extended abstract (3-5 pages), separate from the thesis (candidate name-EA.pdf), and
  • An electronic copy of the dissertation (candidate name-D.pdf)

Please send an email with subject [TSLprize] to emma.frejinger@umontreal.ca indicating the name of the candidate. You will then receive a link that allows to upload the documents. The deadline for receipt of submissions is June 30, 2020. The decision of the committee will be announced at the 2020 INFORMS Annual Meeting during the TSL Society business meeting.

2020 Committee

Emma Frejinger (Chair)
Computer Science and Operations Research
Université de Montréal
John Gunnar Carlsson
Industrial and Systems Engineering
University of Southern California
Nikolas Geroliminis
Civil Engineering
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Chrysanthos Gounaris
Center for Advanced Process Decision-making
Chemical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Lavanya Marla
Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign