CASTLE Laboratory receives the 2009 Daniel H. Wagner Prize presented at INFORMS 2009

Oct. 21, 2009

Hugo Simao and Warren Powell were recipients of the 2009 Wagner Prize awarded by Informs for applications which make a methodological contribution.  Their work addressed the problem of modeling the fleet operations of Schneider National, one of the largest truckload motor carriers in the U.S.  The work developed algorithms for solving infinite-dimensional stochastic, dynamic programs.  The resulting model was shown to accurately replicate the collective intelligence of a team of dispatchers, making it possible for Schneider to study the impact of changes in policies