Any research laboratory likes to highlight awards that it has received as a measure of the recognition of the work. At CASTLE Lab, we are particularly proud of the recognition that students in the lab have received for their research.

 General awards

Awarded Docteur honoris causa by the University of Quebec at Montreal, November 17, 2013, in recognition of lifetime contributions to stochastic optimization and applications in transportation, logistics and energy.

Winner, 2010 Best Paper Prize from the Society for Transportation Science and Logistics for "Approximate Dynamic Programming Algorithm for Large Scale Fleet Management: A Case Application." Click here to view the paper.

Winner, 2009 Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice. (with H. P. Simao, Abraham George, Jeff Day, Ted Gifford, John Nienow). Click here for more information.

Best paper prize at ICPR Americas conference, June, 2008, for: Simao, H. P. and W. B. Powell, “Approximate Dynamic Programming for Managing High Value Spare Parts.”

Finalist, Franz Edelman Award from The Institute of Management Science, 1991, with Yellow Freight System.

Second place, Franz Edelman Award from The Institute of Management Science, 1987, with North American Van Lines.

Winner, Best Paper on Land Transportation, from IEEE Section on Vehicular Technologies, 1992. Paper title: "Optimization Models and Algorithms: An Emerging Technology for the Motor Carrier Industry" (award received 1995).

AWARDS FOR STUDENT RESEARCH:

Lauren A. Hannah *10

Finalist, Nicholson Student paper prize, "Stochastic Search with an Observable State Variable." Presented at Informs Annual Meeting, November, 2010.

Diana Negoescu '09 and Peter Frazier *09

Honorable mention, “Doing Good with Good OR” competition, Informs, 2009. Presented at Informs Annual Meeting, October, 2009. (click here for more information).

Peter Frazier *09

Honorable mention, Informs Computing Society Student Paper Prize, won by Peter Frazier for “The Knowledge Gradient Policy for Correlated Normal Beliefs,” Presented at Informs Annual Meeting, October, 2009.

Ilya Ryzhov *11

Finalist, “Information Collection on a Graph,” for the NJ Informs Student Operations Research Contest. Presented at Rutcor, September, 2009.

Peter Frazier *09

Finalist, Decision Analysis Society Student Paper Prize, won by Peter Frazier for “A Knowledge Gradient Policy for Sequential Information Collection,” November, 2007.

Dr. Tassio Carvalho *96

Winner, 1996 Transportation Dissertation Prize Competition,

Dissertation title: Dynamic Control of Spatial Resource Allocation Problems

Professor Raymond K.-L.Cheung *94

Winner, 1994, George Dantzig Prize for the best dissertation in Operations Research

Honorable mention, 1994, Transportation Dissertation Prize Competition (highest award given that year).

Dissertation title: Dynamic Networks with Random Arc Capacities, with Application to the Stochastic Dynamic Vehicle Allocation Problem

Dr. Linos Frantzeskakis *90

Winner, 1990 Transportation Dissertation Prize Competition

Dissertation title: Dynamic Networks with Random Arc Capacities: Solution Methods and Applications

Dr. Yiannis Koskosidis *88

Honorable Mention, 1988 Transportation Dissertation Prize Competition

Dissertation title: Optimization-Based Models and Algorithms for Routing and Scheduling with Time Window Constraints

Dr. Hugo Simao *87

Honorable Mention, 1987 Transportation Dissertation Prize Competition

Dissertation title: Numerical, Discrete Time Simulation of Transportation Queueing Networks