Award of Merit

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Award of Merit Recipient
Previous Recipients

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The Award of Merit is awarded to a present or past member of CORS in recognition of significant contributions to the profession of operational research.

2013 Award of Merit Recipient

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Derek Atkins
Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

Previous Recipients

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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."

1999

Winfried Grassmann

"For his many contributions to Queueing and Markov Chain Theory, Application, Analysis and Optimization in Academia and Industry, as well as for numerous services rendered to the O.R. community in Canada and abroad."

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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