Carnegie Mellon University


January 31, 2020

Tepper Faculty Accolades: Awards Roundup

Throughout the year, Tepper School faculty members are recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to their academic fields. Organizations representing every major discipline in business management confer fellowships, honors, and grants to faculty to acknowledge and support their research. 

In October, a number of Tepper School faculty received honors at the annual meeting of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.

Among the accolades, INFORMS presented Param Vir Singh, Carnegie Bosch Professor of Business Technologies and Marketing, with an ISS Distinguished Fellow Award. The award recognizes researchers whose body of work has made a significant impact in the fields of operations research and management science.

Yan Huang, Assistant Professor of Business Technologies, BP Junior Faculty Chair AY 2019-2020; Kannan Srinivasan, H.J. Heinz II Professor of Management, Marketing, and Business Technologies; and Singh were recognized as a finalist for the Technology, Innovation Management, and Entrepreneurship Section Best Paper, for their paper “Crowdsourcing New Product Ideas Under Consumer Learning.”

Soo-Haeng Cho, Associate Professor of Operations Management, and Alan Scheller-Wolf, Richard M. Cyert Professor of Operations Management, Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Research, along with their advisee, Xin Wang (Ph.D. 2016), won the Technology, Innovation Management, and Entrepreneurship Section Best Working Paper award for their paper “Green Technology Development and Adoption: Competition, Regulation, and Uncertainty-A Global Game Approach.” 

 Singh and Srinivasan were recognized with their advisee Shunyuan Zhang (Ph.D. 2019) as runners-up for Best Dissertation Award for Zhang’s project “Do Lower-Quality Images Lead to Greater Demand on Airbnb?”

Huang and Singh were co-authors with Ph.D. student Neda Mirzaeian on “A Queuing Model and Analysis for Autonomous Vehicles on Highways,” on which INFORMS conferred an IBM Best Student Paper Award.

Sridhar Tayur, Ford Distinguished Research Chair, University Professor of Operations Management, and Scheller-Wolf were co-authors with Ph.D. student Kyra Gan on her paper, “Personalized Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder,” which was a finalist for the IBM Best Student Paper Award. 

Gérard Cornuéjols, IBM University Professor of Operations Research, co-authored “On Some Polytopes Contained in the 0,1 Hypercube That Have a Small Chvátal Rank” with Dabeen Lee (Ph.D. 2019). Their paper earned second place for the Optimization Society Student Paper Prize.