President's Medal

The President’s Medal is one of The OR Society’s most prestigious awards, and we’re inviting entries for the competition.

The President’s Medal is awarded for the best practical application of OR submitted to the competition (a wide definition of OR is used). Entries are welcomed from both industry based OR workers and consultants as well as from academics. One of the main qualifications for entry is that the work has been implemented before submission. If you’re thinking of giving a case study based paper at our annual conference, why not consider aiming a bit higher and going for the President’s Medal?

Criteria for judging include:

  • The level of demonstrable benefit
  • The intellectual and novel content of the solution
  • The likely longevity of the solution
  • The excellence of the OR process
President's Medal of The OR Society

Citation for President's Medal 2019

Martine Wauben, Ministry of Justice, Phil Macdent, Ministry of Justice and Adam Booker, Ministry of Justice

A Safety Diagnostic Tool for Harnessing Operational Data to Make Prisons Safer

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The President’s Medal 2019

Runner-up (1):

Richard Wood, NHS, Ben Murch, Phil Clatworthy and Justin Pearson

Project Title:

Centralisation of Stroke Services (concerning work done with NHS Bristol, North, Somerset and Gloucestershire CCG)

The President’s Medal 2019

Runner-up (2):

Andreas Schaefer, Royal Bank of Scotland, Jen Houle, Royal Bank of Scotland and Daniel Clegg, Royal Bank of Scotland

Project Title:

Fishing for Mules with Nets (concerning the problems associated with detecting such fraudulent activities)



Martine Wauben, Phil Macdent, Ben Marshall and Adam Booker with The OR Society President, John Hopes

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