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Congratulations to our Anna Valicek Award Winners!


2021 Anna Valicek Award Finalists:

A total of 12 articles were submitted this year by candidates from all over the world. At the end of a 10-week thorough evaluation process, the 2021 Anna Valicek Award Committee, constituted of 18 members, has selected the two finalists for the 2021 edition:

  • Ingeborg de Pater, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands: “Predictive maintenance for multi-component systems of repairables with Remaining-Useful-Life prognostics and a limited stock of spare components
  • Greta Laage, IVADO Labs & École Polytechnique de Montréal, Québec, Canada: “Assessing the Impact: Does an Improvement to a Revenue Management System Lead to an Improved Revenue?

As finalists, they will present their work at the upcoming 2021 AGIFORS Symposium (check the Symposium page for more details). Then, the AGIFORS Council will select the winner of the 2021 Anna Valicek Award. 


On behalf of AGIFORS, we wish to thank all the candidates for their submissions, testimony of the fruitful state of activity in the Operational Research & Analytics fields applied to Air Transportation.


Silver: Olivia R. Natan, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, Incorporating Search and Sales Information in Airline Demand Estimation

BronzeGuodong Zhu, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA, Decision Making under Uncertainties for Air Traffic Flow Management


Silver: Keji Wei, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA, Airline Timetable Development and Fleet Assignment Incorporating Passenger Choice

Bronze: Maximilian Pohl, Technical University of Munich, Germany, Runway Scheduling during Winter Operations


Silver: Sebastian Koch, University of Augsburg, Dynamic Programming Decomposition for Choice-Based Revenue Management with Flexible Products

Bronze: Keji Wei, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, Modelling Crew Itineraries and Delays in the National Air Transportation System


Silver: Marcella Sama, Roma Tre University, Metaheuristics for efficient aircraft scheduling and re-routing at busy terminal control areas

Bronze: Michael Wittman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Customized Offers in Airline Revenue Management


Silver: Chiwei Yan and Jerry Kung, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Robust Aircraft Routing

Bronze: Michael C. Clough, Arizona State University, New Formulations for Price and Ticket Availability Decisions in Choice-based Network Revenue Management


Silver: Virginie Lurkin, l'Universite de Liege, The Airline Container Loading Problem with Pickup and Delivery

Bronze: Yi Zhang, Georgia Tech, Choice Based Revenue Management for Parallel Flight

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