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ITS Ph.D. Student Yi Liu Receives INFORMS Award

ITS Ph.D. student Yi Liu received an honorable mention in the 2013 “Best Student Presentation” competition for her abstract and presentation on how to make optimal decisions in airport ground delay programs.
 
The award was made at the annual meeting of INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) held in Minneapolis Oct. 6-9. INFORMS is the largest society for professionals in the field of operations research, management science and analytics.
 
Liu’s presentation, “Cost Optimization under Capacity Uncertainty in Ground Delay Program: Single Airport Case,” is based on research she and her advisor, Professor Mark Hansen, have conducted. Their research adds the impact of predictability into consideration when optimizing the cost of ground delay programs.
 
This prize was awarded within the organization’s Aviation Applications Section. The competition is open to undergrads as well as graduate students.
 
Yi Liu receives INFORMS award from Vikrant Vaze (left,) Treasurer/Secretary of INFORMS Aviation Applications Section, and Thomas Wilhelmus Vossen (right), chair of the section