Minneapolis, MN: Ruiwei Jiang (ISE PhD ’13) won first place in the 2013 George Nicholson Student Paper Competition at the 2013 INFORMS National Meeting. His award was given for his paper entitled “Data-driven chance constrained stochastic program,” co-authored with his former adviser, Dr. Yongpei Guan. This competition is held each year to identify and honor outstanding student papers in the field of operations research and the management sciences. This year’s competition received the largest number of submissions (over 80) in its history. Other finalists for this award earned degrees from Columbia, Cornell, Georgia Tech, MIT, and Stanford.
Before joining the ISE department at Florida, Ruiwei obtained his undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Tsinghua University in China. After graduating from Florida in 2013, he joined the University of Arizona as a tenure-track assistant professor.