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Call for Nominations – INFORMS John von Neumann Theory Prize


Call for Nominations - INFORMS John von Neumann Theory Prize

The John von Neumann Theory Prize is awarded annually to a scholar (or scholars in the case of joint work) who has made fundamental, sustained contributions to theory in operations research and the management sciences. The award is given each year at the INFORMS Annual Meeting if there is a suitable recipient. Although the Prize is normally given to a single individual, in the case of accumulated joint work, the recipients can be multiple individuals.

The Prize is awarded for a body of work, typically published over a period of several years. Although recent work should not be excluded, the Prize typically reflects contributions that have stood the test of time. The criteria for the Prize are broad, and include significance, innovation, depth, and scientific excellence.

The award is $5,000, a medallion and a citation.

Application Process:

The Prize Committee is currently seeking nominations, which should be in the form of a letter (preferably email) addressed to the prize committee chair (below), highlighting the nominee's accomplishments. Although the letter need not contain a detailed account of the nominee's research, it should document the overall nature of his or her contributions and their impact on the profession, with particular emphasis on the prize's criteria. The nominee's curriculum vitae, while not mandatory, would be helpful. Please compress electronic files if 10 MB.

Nominations should be submitted to the committee chair (see below) as soon as possible, but no later than June 1, 2015.

Please see this page online for complete details.

2015 Committee Chair:
Professor George Nemhauser
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia, 30332-0205 U.S.A.
email: george.nemhauser@isye.gatech.edu