Just in case anybody is interested.
Nominations are invited for this years Dissertation Prize Competition sponsored by the INFORMS Society on Transportation Science & 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 8×10 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, 2012 and May 31, 2013 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:
A copy of the dissertation (in PDF),
An extended abstract (3-5 pages), separate from thesis (in PDF or MS Word), A letter of nomination from the dissertation supervisor supporting the submission and stating his/her assessment of why the thesis is worthy of the award (in PDF or MS Word), and,
A completed nomination form: TSL Dissertation Prize Nomination Form
Submissions should be sent electronically to Martine Labb, Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for receipt of submissions is June 30, 2013. The recommendations of the judges will be announced at the INFORMS Annual Meeting during the Transportation & Logistics business meeting.