ISyE Undergraduate and Graduate Awards

Apr 25, 2016 | Atlanta, GA

ISyE Undergraduate and Graduate Awards

ISyE’s undergraduate and graduate students continue to earn numerous awards and honors. Here are a few highlights from the past two semesters.

Undergraduate Awards

Harshil Goel, a third-year, was awarded the John L. Imhoff Globalization Scholarship from Alpha Pi Mu, the national industrial engineering honor society. The award is given to a student who has demonstrated globalization activities, cooperation, and understanding through leadership and related initiatives.

Kiran Rampersad, a junior, was awarded the Southeastern Writing Center Association (SWCA) Undergraduate Peer Tutor of the Year. This is the first time the award has gone to a Georgia Tech student and recognizes leadership, commitment, and overall excellence of individuals working in an SWCA writing center.

Prashant Tailor, a graduating senior, was part of an interdisciplinary team who won first place in the technical paper competition at the IIE Southeast Regional Conference. Their award-winning paper is titled "FindED.io - A Patient Decision Tool for Determining the Optimal Emergency Room for Non-Ambulance Emergencies." The team developed a web application that compares hospital ERs by wait time, quality, and travel time. 

Graduate Awards

Pravara Harati was the recipient of a 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

Amelia Musselman was awarded the $10,000 Global Impact Award from the Achievement Rewards for Academic Scientists (ARCS). ARCS awardees have been selected by their respective schools for meeting and maintaining the high standards of academic excellence required by ARCS Foundation.

Kevin Ryan was awarded $7,500 from the Achievement Rewards for Academic Scientists program (ARCS). ARCS awardees have been selected by their respective schools for meeting and maintaining the high standards of academic excellence required by ARCS Foundation.

Team O-Mazing, consisting of students in Georgia Tech's interdisciplinary M.S. of Analytics program, won the Krannert Walmart Data Dive Competition. Teams of graduate and undergraduate students from around the country used Walmart trend data and were tasked with developing solutions in two areas—customer segmentation and predicting products for efficient shelf space usage in a 24-hour competition.

Hao Yan, along with Assistant Professor Kamran Paynabar and Carolyn J. Stewart Chair and Professor Jianjun (Jan) Shi, won the Quality, Statistics and Reliability Refereed Track Best Paper Competition at INFORMS. Their paper is entitled “Real-time Monitoring and Diagnosis of High-Dimensional Data Streams via Spatio-Temporal Smooth Sparse Decomposition.”

Chenxi Zeng won the 2015 Doing Good with Good OR Award at INFORMS, which identifies and honors outstanding projects in the field of operations research and the management sciences conducted by a student or student group that have a significant societal impact. Zeng also received the Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference (GTRIC) fellowship for his dissertation. GTRIC convenes hundreds of graduate students annually to present their research to the Georgia Tech community. The event gives graduate students the opportunity to compete for monetary prizes for their research, in order to fund continued research.

Ran Li and Professor Spyros Reveliotis and their poster, “Optimized Scheduling of Sequential Resource Allocation Systems,” placed as finalists in the Poster Competition at INFORMS.

Matias Siebert Sandoval was part of a team selected as a finalist for the INFORMS Franz Edelman Award. The purpose of the Franz Edelman competition is to bring forward, recognize and reward outstanding examples of operations research, management science and advanced analytics in practice in the world,

Murat Yildirim's paper, "Sensor Driven Condition Based Generation Maintenance and Operations Scheduling" was selected as a finalist for the INFORMS 2015 Data Mining Best Student Paper Award. The award is given to the best paper on any topic related to data mining by a student author.

Can Zhang was a finalist for the INFORMS 2015 George E. Nicholson Student Paper Award with “2-Approximation Policies for Fixed-lifetime Perishable Inventory Control.” The George Nicholson Committee competition is held each year to identify and honor outstanding papers in the field of operations research and the management sciences written by a student.

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  • Harshil Goel, recipient of the John L. Imhoff Globalization Scholarship from Alpha Pi Mu

  • Kiran Rampersad, winner of the Southeastern Writing Center Association Undergraduate Peer Tutor of the Year Award

  • Pravara Harati, recipient of a 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

  • Amy Musselman Wins ARCS Award

  • Hao Yan, winner for the QSR Refereed Track Best Paper Competition at INFORMS

  • Chenxi Zeng, winner of the 2015 Doing Good with Good OR Award at INFORMS

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Shelley Wunder-Smith

Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering

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