/system/images/000/000/140/informs_default.gifThe 10th INFORMS Telecommunications Conference

                                    Concordia University, May 5 - 7, 2010

INFORMS Telecom

Concordia University, May 5 — 7, 2010

2010 Doctoral Dissertation Award for

Operations Research in Telecommunications

Sponsored by the INFORMS Technical Section on Telecommunications

Nominations are requested for the Doctoral Dissertation Award for Operations Research in Telecommunications awarded by the INFORMS Technical Section on Telecommunications at its biennial conference. The award aims to recognize outstanding scholarly achievements of young people in the field. The Award will be judged based upon three aspects: recommendation by the nominee's dissertation advisor, presentation of the dissertation at the Tenth INFORMS Telecommunications Conference, and the written dissertation itself.

Instructions to Nominees:

Each nominee must send by February 28, 2010

Ø  a 10 page extended abstract of the dissertation,

Ø  the dissertation itself, and

Ø  a letter of recommendation by the dissertation advisor to :

                               Professor Eli Olinick
                               Department of Engineering Management, Information, and Systems
                               Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering
                               Southern Methodist University
                               PO Box 750123, Dallas, TX  75275-0123, USA 

Please include a cover letter that provides contact information for both the nominee and the dissertation advisor, the name of the academic institution and department granting the doctoral degree, and the department's acceptance date of the dissertation. Electronic submissions to olinick@lyle.smu.edu are preferred. In case of hardcopy submissions please make sure to send five copies of the extended abstract and the letter of recommendation.

The letter of recommendation by the dissertation advisor should clearly indicate the specific contribution(s) the dissertation has made in the use of quantitative methods and analytical or operations research techniques to address important existing and future problems in the field of telecommunications. The letter should discuss why the dissertation is considered innovative, and why the research is relevant and valuable for telecommunications researchers and practitioners. The nominated dissertation must have been accepted by the academic PhD committee of the nominee no earlier than December 1, 2007 and no later than January 31, 2010. All items must reach the chair of the award selection committee by February 28, 2010. Those who are selected as finalists will receive notification in late February. Each finalist will then be asked to submit five copies of the dissertation to the Award Committee Chair.

Each finalist must also present a synopsis of his/her dissertation to the Award Selection Committee. The winner will be awarded $1,000, to be presented at the conference.