Harold Larnder Prize


The Harold Larnder Prize is awarded annually to an individual who has achieved international distinction in operational research. The prize winner delivers the Harold Larnder Memorial Lecture, on a topic of general interest to operational researchers, at the National Conference of the Canadian Operational Research Society.

Harold Larnder was a well-known Canadian in wartime OR. He played a major part in the development of an effective, radar-based, air defense system during the Battle of Britain. He returned to Canada in 1951 to join the Canadian Defence Research Board and was President of CORS in 1966-67.

Anna Nagurney is the winner in 2020 and will be honoured at the CORS Annual Conference in 2021.

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