Professor Warren Powell was given a "Fellows Award". This prestigious award recognizes excellence in research and service to the operations research community.
Assistant Professor Savas Dayanik was honored at this year's meeting. His paper titled "Poisson disorder problem with exponential penalty for delay" was selected as a finalist in the INFORMS 2004 paper competition among the junior faculty. The paper was joint with Erhan Bayraktar '04.
Valdo Durrleman '04 and Rodney B. Wallace were both finalists for the Dantzig Dissertation Awards. Durrleman, a Gordon Wu Fellow in Engineering, received his Ph.D. from ORFE last year. Professor Rene Carmona was his thesis advisor. His thesis title is "From Applied to Spot Volatilities". He is now an assistant professor at the Mathematics Department at Stanford.
Wallace received his Ph.D. from George Washington University. William Massey of ORFE was one of his thesis advisors. His thesis title is "Performance Modeling and Design of Call Centers with Skill-Based Routing". William Massey was one of his advisors, and he was a frequent ORFE visitor during the last two years. He has a senior research position at IBM.
Katy Milkman '04 was invited by the Omega Rho Honor Society to present her senior thesis at that Society's Undergraduate Research Session. Katy's thesis "An Analysis of New Yorker Fiction" was written under the direction of René Carmona.