Award of Merit

Description
Nomination instructions
Recipients

 

Description

The Award of Merit acknowledges significant contributions of a current or past member of CORS to the profession of Operational Research. Significant contributions can include:

  • being specially recognized as an operational research practitioner;
  • the development of a methodology relevant to the use of operational research;
  • the supervision and development of operational research competence in others;
  • the promotion of operational research in Canada through talks, presentations, articles, books, or by other means;
  • service to CORS at either the national or local level.
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    Nomination instructions

    To nominate an individual for the Award of Merit, please email the CORS Secretary Peter Vanberkel with the nominee’s name, affiliation, and a brief statement supporting the nomination. Note that the nominee must be a present or past member of CORS.

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    Recipients

    2017
    John Chinneck
    Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University

    2016
    Jean-François Cordeau
    Département de gestion des opérations et de la logistique, HEC Montréal

    2015
    Tamás Terlaky
    P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, Lehigh University

    2014
    Pierre L'Écuyer
    Département d'informatique et de recherche opérationnelle, Université de Montréal

    2013
    Derek Atkins
    Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

    2012
    Oded Berman
    Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

    2011
    Eldon A. Gunn
    Department of Industrial Engineering, Dalhousie University

    2010
    Bernard Gendron
    DIRO and Director of CIRRELT, Université de Montréal
    "Pour ses nombreuses contributions à l’application et à la diffusion de la recherche opérationnelle au Canada ainsi que pour les multiples services rendus à la communauté de la recherche opérationnelle au Canada et à l’étranger."

    2009
    David Martell
    Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto
    "For his outstanding contributions to the development and application of operational research in forest management in Canada and the world, and for his many contributions to the Canadian Operational Research Society."

    2008
    Alain Martel
    Faculté des sciences de l'administration, Université Laval
    "Pour ses nombreuses contributions à l’application et à la diffusion de la recherche opérationnelle au Canada ainsi que pour les multiples services rendus à la communauté de la recherche opérationnelle au Canada et à l’étranger."

    2007
    Peter C. Bell
    Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario
    "For his significant contributions to education and the practice of Operations Research in Canada, as well as his many years of dedicated service to the Canadian Operational Research Society and beyond."

    2006
    Teodor Gabriel Crainic
    CRT, Université de Montréal
    "For his many contributions to the application and dissemination of Operational Research in Canada, as well as for numerous services rendered to the Operational Research community in Canada and abroad."

    2005
    Martin L. Puterman
    University of British Columbia
    "For his significant contributions to the theory and practice of Operations Research and for his numerous contributions to the Canadian Operational Research Society."

    2004
    Erhan Erkut
    University of Alberta
    “For his contributions to the teaching, practice, and promotion of Operational Research in Canada, and service to the Canadian Operational Research Society.”

    2003
    Mohan Chaudhry
    Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Royal Military College of Canada

    2002
    Dr. Jean-Marc Rousseau
    First Vice-President Centre for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations (CIRANO) Montreal, Quebec.

    2001
    Michel Gendreau
    "For his numerous contributions to the theory and practice of Operations Research in Canada, and for his significant contributions to the Canadian Operational Resesarch Society."

    2000
    Michael Carter
    "For his many contributions to the application and dissemination of Operational Research in Canada, and for his significant contributions to CORS activities."

    1998
    Maurice Queyranne
    "For his many contributions to the theory and application of Combinatorial Optimization in Academia and Industry, as well as for numerous services rendered to the O.R. community in Canada and abroad."

    1997
    Pierre Hansen

    1996
    Suresh Sethi

    1995
    Jim Templeton

    1994
    Gilbert Laporte

    1993
    Wilson Price

    1992
    Dave Deziel

    1991
    Cecil Law

    1990
    Ed Silver
    "Made significant contributions to CORS as a founder of the South Western Ontario Section, Council Member, Vice-President 1979-80 and President 1980-81. Co-author of the book "Decision Systems for Inventory Management and Production Planning" which had a major impact through its organization and clarification of the state-of-the-art in the field. An outstanding teacher of the theory and applications of Operational Research at the University of Waterloo 1969-81 and the University of Calgary since 1981. Made major research contributions in the area of inventory and production, in particular through the development of reasonable and implementable solutions to difficult practical problems (e.g. the Silver Meal heuristic), thus contributing to improved practice in many organizations."

    1989
    John Buzacott

    1988
    Michael Florian

    1987
    K. J. Radford

    1986
    John Roberts

    1985
    John Gratwick

    1984
    George Lindsey

    1983
    Omond Solandt

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