Honors and Awards

(Awards given to students for joint work marked with a *)
  • Inducted as the Franz Edelman Laureate, 2017
  • First Prize, M&SOM Practice-Based Research Competition, 2017
  • First Prize, POMS College of Sustainable Operations Best Student Paper Competition, 2017*
  • South Big Data Hub Program to Empower Partnerships with Industry (PEPI) Fellow, 2015
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2015
  • Finalist, INFORMS Health Applications Society Best Paper Competition (Pierskalla Award), 2016
  • Honorable mention, INFORMS Public Sector Operations Research (PSOR) Best Paper Award, 2016
  • First Place, INFORMS Decision Analysis Society Student Paper Competition, 2016*
  • First Place, INFORMS Doing Good with Good OR Competition, 2015*
  • Finalist, INFORMS Nicholson Student Paper Competition, 2015*
  • INFORMS Seth Bonder Foundation Research Award, 2012, 2014
  • Second prize in 2011 MSOM Student Paper Competition
  • Finalist in 2011 INFORMS Decision Analysis Society Student Paper Competition
  • Lee B. Lusted Award for Outstanding Student Research, Society of Medical Decision Making, 2009
  • Outstanding Presentation Award (invited for publication in RadioGraphics) in the Informatics session of 2008 Annual Meeting of Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
  • Paul Carbone Prize for Best Poster in Cancer Control during 2nd Annual UW Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center (UWCCC) Research Retreat in 2008
  • Participant of the 2010 INFORMS Doctoral Colloquium
  • Granted full financial support for the B.S. program of Sabanci University, 2001-2006