ORLANDO, FL: Siqian Shen (PhD 2011) took first place for the Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award given by the Institute of Industrial Engineers. The award recognizes outstanding doctoral dissertation research in industrial engineering. Shen was honored at the IIE Annual Conference held in May in Orlando, FL. Her dissertation was entitled “Reformulation and Cutting-Plane Approaches for Solving Two-Stage Optimization and Network Interdiction Problems” and was advised by Professor J. Cole Smith. Shen is currently an Assistant Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan.