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Professor Sig Hecker of MS&E will be the recipient of the 2012 Leo Szilard Lectureship Award of the American Physical Society. This award is sponsored by donations from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Energy Foundation, the David and Lucille Packard Foundation and individuals, and was established to recognize outstanding accomplishments by physicists in promoting the use of physics for the benefit of society in such areas as the environment, arms control, and science policy.

Margaret Brandeau's comittee work with the Institute of Medicince was cited in a CNN news report on the public health response to an anthrax attack.

Chuck Eesley has received a prestigious International Young Scientist Research Fund award from the National Natural Science Foundation of China. It provides for funding of research, plus living expenses/arrangements while traveling in China. The award was one of only 5 nominations from Tsinghua University this year. (Click for more information).

Anne Robinson, a 2005 Ph.D. graduate of MS&E, has been elected President-Elect of INFORMS for the coming year. Anne obtained experience in elective office while studying here as a Ph.D. student, having served as President of our Stanford Student Informs Chapter in 2001-2002. She is currently Director, Connected Information, Global Business Operations, Customer Value Chain Management, CISCO. Visit Informs for more information.

Amin Saberi and Shayan Oveis receive best paper award at FOCS 2011. FOCS (Foundations of Computer Science) is one of the two premier conferences in Theoretical Computer Science. They improve the best known approximation ratio for undirected TSP, perhaps the most famous hard problem in combinatorial optimization. The paper can be downloaded here.

Margaret Brandeau's doctoral students, Lauren Cipriano (from MS&E) and Eva Enns (from EE) won the prize for Best Short Course for their class (co-taught with our MS&E alums David Hutton and Greg Zaric) on Spreadsheet-Based Disease Modeling. This is the second time they have won this award, having also been recognized at last year's SMDM Annual Meeting.

Warren Hausman was elected chair of the 2011 INFORMS Fellows Section Committee.

Anant Sudarshan received the Best Student Paper Award at the 2011 Stockholm meeting of the International Association for Energy Economics.


Nick Bambos received multiple awards for his work on wireless scheduling and IT security risks: 2011 IEEE Multimedia Communications Best Journal Paper Awards, Best Paper Award at the 2010 International Conference on Emerging Network Intelligence, and Best Paper Award at the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications.

Kathy Eisenhardt received the first Ghoshal Award at the London Business School for her research on strategy and organization. She also received an honorary doctorate from Aalto University in Finland.

Siegfried Hecker was awarded the Eugene L. Grant Undergraduate Teaching Award.

Tom Kosnik was awarded the Stanford Management Science and Engineering Graduate Teaching Prize.

Vic Stanton received the Stanford Management Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Prize.

Peter Glynn was awarded the 2010 John von Neumann Theory Prize from INFORMS, given for fundamental and sustained contributions to a theory in operations research and the management sciences.

Sabina Alistar won First Prize in the Lee B. Lusted Competition for Best Student Research Presentation at the Society for Medical Decision Making 32nd Annual Meeting.

John Carlsson was awarded the 2010 INFORMS Best Interactive Session Award.

Lauren Cipriano received the Stanford Centennial Teach Assistant Award, which honors teaching assistants who display an unusual commitment to, and excellence in, teaching.

Rory McDonald received Stanford’s Lieberman Fellowship, awarded for superior research, teaching skills, and university service.

Hugo Mora was awarded the Stanford Management Science and Engineering Course Assistant Award.

Michael Padilla received the Best Student Research Paper Award.

Waraporn Tongprasit received an honorable mention from the INFORMS Financial Services Section.

Patrick Hayes and Thomas Hansmann were the winners of the Outstanding Academic Achievement awards at the undergraduate and graduate levels, respectively.



Steve Barley has been named as the first Richard Weiland Professor in the School of Engineering

Yinyu Ye was awarded the Von Neumann prize.

Ph.D. Candidate, David Caswell received the Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research in Military Applications.

Ph.D. Candidate, David Hutton received First Prize in the Doing Good with Good OR student paper competition, for his work on hepatitis B control.

Ph.D. Candidates Diana Negoescu and David Hutton, are finalists in the INFORMS Doing Good with Good OR student competition

Ph.D. Candidate Robbie Yan, has been named as a finalist in the Nicholson student paper competition

Hecker receives 2009 Fermi Award
Siegfried Hecker, co-director of Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation and director emeritus of Los Alamos National Laboratory, has been named a recipient of the 2009 Enrico Fermi Award, one of the U.S. government's oldest and most prestigious science and technology prizes.

Best Paper
World Wide Web Conference
Ashish Goel and Kamesh Munagala (Duke University)

Bernard M. Gordon Prize
National Academy of Engineering
Tom Byers and Tina Seelig


President's Award, 2008
Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
Margaret Brandeau

Finalist, George Nicholson Student Paper Competition, 2008
Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
Brad Null, PhD student

The National Academy of Engineering
David Luenberger


Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, 2007-2010
John Weyant

John von Neumann Theory Prize, 2007
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
Arthur Veinott

Fellow of the Strategic Management Society, 2007
Kathy Eisenhardt

The Dan and Mary Lou Schendel Best Paper Award, 2007
Title: Dynamic Capabilities: What Are They?
Kathy Eisenhardt (with Jeff Martin)

Fellow Award, 2007
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
Peter Glynn

Outstanding Faculty Award, 2007
Annual Stanford Asian American Awards
Yinyu Ye

Production & Operations Management Society Fellowship
Warren H. Hausman

Richard D. Irwin Outstanding Educator, 2007
Academy of Management
Kathy Eisenhardt

Sloan Industry Studies Fellow, 2007-2009
Riitta Katila

National Science Foundation Grant #0644114, 2007
Title: An Economically Sustainable Internet: From Technology and Architecture to Contracting Models
Ramesh Johari

Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 2007
Michael Saunders


Fellow Award, 2006
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
Dick Cottle

Fellow Award, 2006
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
Yinyu Ye

Farkas Prize of the INFORMS Optimization Society, 2006
Yinyu Ye

National Science Foundation Grant #0621777, 2006
Title: How Firms Manage Technology Collaborations
Kathy Eisenhardt

The United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) Adelman-Frankel Award
Energy Modeling Forum (John Weyant and Hillard Huntington)

Eugene L. Grant Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2006
Kathy Eisenhardt

Science Watch ranks Kathy Eisenhardt sixth most-cited author in Economics & Business, 1995-2005

Best Paper 2006 , Academy of Management Review
Bob Sutton (with Fabrizio Ferraro and Jeffrey Pfeffer)

Academy of Management Journal’s Editorial Board in 2006 voted articles by Stephen Barley, Kathleen Eisenhardt, Robert Sutton and Kim Elsbach among the 10 Most Interesting Empirical Papers in Management Published in the Last 100 Years.

Finalist, Carolyn Dexter All-Academy Award for Best Paper on International Business, 2006
Chris Bingham and Kathy Eisenhardt

Selected as one of the OMT Division’s Best Papers. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2006
Title: Never Too Early, Never Too Late: Effects of Search Timing on Product Innovation
Riitta Katila and Eric Chen


Best Paper 2005, Academy of Management Review
Title: Economics Language and Assumptions: How Theories Become Self-Fulfilling
Fabrizio Ferraro, Jeffrey Pfeffer and Bob Sutton

Outstanding Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year Award, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), 2005
Tom Byers

Kauffman Award for excellence in engineering and technology entrepreneurship education, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 2005
Tom Byers

Stanford Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2005
Tom Byers