ASOR Rising Star Award

The Australian Society for Operations Research (ASOR) has established an annual Rising Star Award (RSA). The objectives of RSA are to:

  • acknowledge and encourage promising early career researchers in Operations Research
  • help promote the advances to Operations Research due to early career researcher
  • improve the competitiveness of starting Operations Researchers in their career paths both in industry and academia

Researchers may be eligible to be nominated if they have been awarded a PhD within five years, or if they have submitted their PhD thesis and are awaiting examination. Exceptions to the five year limit can be made to allow for significant interruptions to research development, for example, parental duties, illness or career change. Nominations for the award can be made by any member of ASOR other than the nominee. Letters of nomination should not exceed two A4 pages and should be accompanied by the nominee’s list of publications and a brief CV. In addition, documented contributions to the practice of OR in industry (e.g., testimonials from end users as to the nominated candidate’s specific contributions, evidence of impact, etc) may also be attached.

The 2015 recipient of the RSA was Dr Hassan Hijazi from Data61/ANU, and the 2016 recipient of the RSA was Dr Sondoss El-Sawah from UNSW.

Nominations for 2017 will open soon. The winner of the 2017 RSA will be presented with an ASOR medal, and receive a prize from ASOR of A$1000.