Paulo Goncalves, who received his Ph.D. in system dynamics here at Sloan, has received the 2004 Doctoral Dissertation Award by the Council of Logistics Management (CLM) for his dissertation, "Demand Bubbles and Phantom Orders in Supply Chains." In his thesis Paulo develops system dynamics models for supply chain management, with field studies in the semiconductor, telecom and hybrid seed industries. CLM provides an award for a doctoral dissertation in logistics or a related field that demonstrates significant originality and technical competence while contributing to the logistics knowledge base. Paulo's dissertation committee consisted of Gabriel Bitran, Charlie Fine, Jim Hines, Jim Rice, and John Sterman. Paulo is now a faculty member at the University of Miami.
Three Sloan PhD students in system dynamics were honored at the International System Dynamics Conference held last month at Oxford University. Hazhir Rahmandad won the Dana Meadows Award, given annually for the best paper by a student at the conference. Jeroen Struben and Gokhan Dogan won honorable mention. This means all three doctoral students attending from Sloan were honored in the competition - a clean sweep.
The John D.C. Little award for the best paper in 2003 was awarded to: Olivier Toubia, Duncan I. Simester, John R. Hauser, and Ely Dahan (2003), "Fast Polyhedral Adaptive Conjoint Estimation," Marketing Science, 22, 3, (Summer), 273-303.
John D. C. Little received an award for being voted one of the ten most influential papers in 50 years of Management Science for his paper: John D. C. Little (1970), " Models and Managers - Concept of a Decision Calculus," Management Science, 16, 8.
John Little has been elected to the IFORS Operational Research Hall of Fame. The announcement came at the 50th Anniversary celebration of the MIT OR Center held April 24th at MIT. IFORS is the International Federation of Operational Research Societies, consisting of over 45 OR societies around the world. The citation notes that John received the first US doctoral degree in OR, graduating from MIT in 1955. He is well known in the OR community for his proof of the queuing formula, L = (lambda) W, now usually referred to as "Little's Law." He also co-authored a paper that introduced the term "branch and bound" into optimization and another that first used computers and formal optimization to synchronize traffic lights. Most extensively, his research applying OR to marketing over the past forty years has helped create a new field now generally called marketing science.
The Academic Council recently announced that, effective July 1, 2004, Duncan Simester will be promoted to full Professor.
Arnie Barnett was named a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) at the society's 2003 annual conference. This award signifies "years of dedicated leadership and valuable experience in the professions of operations research and the management sciences."
Jack Rockart has been awarded the 2003 Lifetime Exceptional Achievement (LEO) Award by the Association of Information Systems. The LEO Award recognizes truly outstanding individuals in the Information Systems community who have made exceptional contributions to the research and/or practice of Information Systems.
At the 2003 Academy of Management meetings Wanda Orlikowski received an award for the Best Published Paper in 2002 from the Organizational Communications and Information Systems Division. The paper is “Knowing in Practice: Enacting A Collective Capability in Distributed Organizing,” Organization Science, 13, 4, 2002.
Jin Gyo Kim won the 2003 Zellner Award from the Business and Economic Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association. The Zellner Award is given in recognition of the best Ph.D. thesis dealing with an applied problem in Business and Economic Statistics. It is designed to recognize outstanding work by promising young researchers in the field.
Nelson Repenning received the Jay W. Forrester Award at the recent annual International System Dynamics Conference. The Forrester Award recognizes the best contribution to the field of System Dynamics in the previous five years.
Anna M. Piccolo was one of the recipients of the 2003 Sloan Community Appreciation Award. Each year the dean presents the award to as many as three individuals and/or groups who have been selected by an award committee, based upon nominations from members of the Sloan community.
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