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 2018

Robert Leese, Jakob Blaavand, Claudia Centazzo and Andrei Bejan (Smith Institute) and Paul Munday (Bank of England)

Repurposing the Radio Spectrum: Delivering on the Promise of Next-Generation Mobile Services

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Winners of 2018 President's Medal

Recipients of the President's Medal 2018

The President’s Medal 2018 Runner-up (1):

Ian Griffiths and James Adamson (decisionLab); Richard Wakelen and Sheena Wilson (Canal & River Trust)

Project Title: Transforming a National Institution: A Case Study in Bringing Together OR Best Practice and Engineering Expertise to Improve the Waterways of England and Wales

The President’s Medal 2018 Runner-up (2):

Max Moullin, John Soady

Project Title: Improving Sheffield’s Health with the Public Sector Scorecard

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