Goodeve Medal

This award was named in memory of Sir Charles Goodeve, pictured right, who was one of the founders and pioneers of civilian operational research after World War 2 and a leader for many years of the OR Club and The OR Society.

The Goodeve Medal is awarded in recognition of the most outstanding contribution to the philosophy, theory or practice of OR published in the Journal of the OR Society (JORS) within the relevant year.

Sir Charles Goodeve

Sir Charles Goodeve

Citation for the Goodeve Medal 2023

Elvan Gökalp, M. Selim Cakir and Ioannis Kougkoulos

Capacity management of migrant accommodation centers using approximate dynamic programming.

This paper deals with a very serious current problem, and one that is likely to grow in future, with climate change and other factors. It deals with the management and funding of migrant centres. The problem is very complex, as arrival, departures, and other factors are randomly variable. The complexity could lead to impossible calculations. But the authors use an approximate dynamic programming method, leading to reasonable run times. The model is tested out on 5 Greek islands near the Turkish coast. What is particularly interesting is that the sensitivity of the variables can help managers evaluate options.

Journal of the Operational Research Society, Volume 73 (6) 1198-1210


Goodeve 2023 w/o names

Elvan Gökalp, Ioannis Kougkoulos and Selim Cakir

Highly Commended Papers 2023

This year, due to the high standard in the final shortlist of papers, the panel has highly commended a paper.

Regulatory jurisdiction and policy coordination: A bi-level modeling approach for performance based environmental policy

Makoto Tanaka, Yihsu Chen, Afzal S. Siddiqui

Journal of the Operational Research Society 73(3) 509-524

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