At the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Annual Meeting on October 20-23, the U-M INFORMS chapter and Ruiwei Jiang, U-M Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) assistant professor, were awarded for their contributions to the field of operations research and the management sciences.
INFORMS at U-M wins the 2019 INFORMS Student Chapter Annual Award
The INFORMS Student Chapter at U-M won the 2019 INFORMS Student Chapter Annual Award at the summa cum laude level. This award is presented to exceptional student chapters each year to recognize their achievements and to motivate them to perform well. INFORMS at U-M has received the Student Chapter Annual Award each year since 2013. This is the first year the chapter has received the award with the highest possible distinction at the summa cum laude level.
Ruiwei Jiang receives the JFIG Best Paper Award
Jiang received the Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) Best Paper Award, which is given to junior faculty INFORMS members whose research papers stand out for their topics, their research approaches, and the significance of their research contribution. The award is designed to encourage research among junior faculty and increase the visibility of research conducted by junior faculty.
Ruiwei Jiang is an assistant professor in U-M IOE. His research is centered on discrete optimization under uncertainty, and aims to develop data-enabled stochastic optimization (DESO) models and solution methodology that bring together data analytics, integer programming, stochastic programming, and robust optimization. The applications of his research include power and water system operations as well as healthcare operations. Jiang co-authored his winning paper with Yuanyuan Guo, a former U-M IOE PhD student.
“We are honored to receive this recognition and very thankful for the work of the review committee,” Jiang said. “We were also very excited to present this work in a JFIG session of the INFORMS Annual Meeting.”
Additional recognition within the U-M IOE community
In addition to Jiang, several U-M IOE students and recent graduates were recognized for their research. Hao Yuan, a recent U-M IOE PhD graduate, was named a finalist in the APS (Applied Probability Society) 2019 Student Paper Competition. Yiling Zhang, a recent U-M IOE PhD graduate and current University of Minnesota Industrial and Systems Engineering assistant professor, received an honorable mention in the INFORMS Optimization Society Student Paper Competition. Lastly, Junhong Guo, current U-M IOE PhD student, received an honorable mention in the Best Student Presentation Competition.
INFORMS is an international organization dedicated to promoting the best practices and advances in operations research, management science and analytics to improve operational processes, decision-making and outcomes. Each year, INFORMS hosts an annual meeting that allows more than 6,000 INFORMS members, students, prospective employers and employees, and academic and industry experts to connect with one another and to recognize outstanding research in the community.