Note that the 2021 Anna Valicek Competition details will be posted by March 15th, 2021.
2020 Anna Valicek Award Competition
2020 Anna Valicek Winner
Olivia R. Natan, from the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, has been recognized by AGIFORS as Winner of the 2020 Anna Valicek Award and was presented (virtually) with the Silver Anna Valicek Medal for the paper “Incorporating Search and Sales Information in Airline Demand Estimation”.
2020 Anna Valicek Second Place
Guodong Zhu, from the Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA, has been recognized by AGIFORS as Second Place Winner of the 2020 Anna Valicek Award and was presented (virtually) with the Bronze Anna Valicek Medal for the paper “Decision Making under Uncertainties for Air Traffic Flow Management”.
Rules for the 2020 competition
Submissions are invited for the 2020 Anna Valicek graduate student paper award competition sponsored by the Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (AGIFORS).
The Anna Valicek award recognizes original and innovative research in the application of operations research to airline and/or airline related business problems. The award honors the late Anna Valicek who served for many years as a member of the AGIFORS council. Up to two finalists will be selected and will receive air transportation, accommodations, and registration fees to attend the Annual Symposium to be held in Toulouse, France, to present their work (note this is subject to change to follow governmental & health experts’ directives). The winner will be awarded a silver medal and a U.S. $2,500 prize. The other finalist will be awarded a bronze medal and a U.S. $1,000 prize.
The following criteria will be used in judging the candidate papers:
To be eligible, the applicant must:
To be considered, the following should be submitted:
In addition, the applicant is expected (to be likely able) to attend the coming annual symposium to present her/his work. Interacting with the AGIFORS symposium participants is considered an important part of the Anna Valicek competition, and high priority will be given in selecting finalists who are able to commit to attending the Annual Symposium. Note that in case the symposium would be exceptionally cancelled this year, alternative arrangements will be made to select the Silver and Bronze medals.
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions for the 2020 Anna Valicek Award will close on June 1st, 2020, 18:00 EDT, and this is a firm deadline.
Vice President, AGIFORS
Chair, Anna Valicek Award Committee