Honors and Awards

2012 Olian Award for the best Summer Research proposal at Smith School of Business.
Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award, Institute for Systems Research.
Doctoral dissertation advisor to Gisela Bardossy. i) Winner INFORMS Society of Location Analysis Dissertation Award. Given every two years to the best dissertation in the area of location analysis. ii) Finalist for INFORMS Telecommunications Section Dissertation Prize for the best dissertation applying operations research to telecommunications.
2010 Winner, Management Science Strategic Innovation Prize. This is awarded by the European Operational Research Society annually for an outstanding innovative contribution of Management Science in a particular field of management. For 2010 the topic was Optimization in Telecommunications. Award winning plenary talk.
2009 Finalist, European Excellence in Practice Award. This is awarded by the European Operational Research Society annually for a published paper in the field of Operations Research that has the most significant impact on practice.
2008 INFORMS Computing Society Prize for a paper on the use of optimization techniques to calculate fair payments in public sector combinatorial auctions. The INFORMS Computing Society Prize is given for the best paper(s) in the field dealing with the Operations Research/Computer Science interface.
INFORMS Telecommunications Section Outstanding Service Award.
2007 Legg-Mason Teaching Innovation Award, Smith School of Business.
Doctoral dissertation advisor to Ioannis Gamvros. Finalist for George B. Dantzig Dissertation Prize for the best dissertation in operations research and management science.
2006 Glover-Klingman Prize for the best paper of the year published in Networks.
Olian Award for the best Summer Research proposal at Smith School of Business.
2005 INFORMS Computing Society Prize for a series of papers on the use of genetic algorithms for data mining. The INFORMS Computing Society Prize is given for the best paper(s) in the field dealing with the Operations Research/Computer Science interface.
Finalist, INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice.
INFORMS Computing Society Outstanding Service Award.
Olian Award for the best Summer Research proposal at Smith School of Business.
Doctoral dissertation advisor to Robert W. Day. Winner George B. Dantzig Dissertation Prize for the best dissertation in operations research and management science.
2003 Second Place, INFORMS Junior Faculty Paper Competition.
1996 George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award. INFORMS award for the best doctoral dissertation in operations research/management science.
1992 Martin B. Farber Internship. Competitive internship for operations research Ph.D. students awarded by AT&T Bell Laboratories.