Thursday, April 16, 2009

Decision Analysis Student Paper Award

The Student Paper Award is given annually to the best decision analysis paper by a student author, as judged by a panel of the Decision Analysis Society of INFORMS. Students who did not complete their Ph.D. prior to May 1, 2008 are eligible for this year's competition.

The award is accompanied by a plaque and a $500 honorarium. The award will be presented and the winner will also be invited to present his or her paper at the DAS Awards Session at the INFORMS Annual Meeting to be held in San Diego, CA, October 11-14, 2009.

All students doing work in or related to decision analysis (e.g., decision methodologies, experimental studies, and applications) are encouraged to submit a paper. The work must be predominately that of the student, though faculty members or other mentors can be co-authors if appropriate. The paper should be 30 pages or less (double spaced and 12 point font) and in the standard format of Management Science or Operations Research.

If you are a faculty member who is supervising students, please inform them of this opportunity. If you are a student reading this, please encourage your classmates to submit a paper and to join the society. While we encourage applicants to join DAS, students do not need to be members to be eligible for the competition.

To be considered for this year's competition, please submit an electronic version of your paper (either MS Word file or PDF format) to the committee co-chairs at the address given below. The deadline for submission is June 15.

Erin Baker

Karen Jenni

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