MIT LGO wins prestigious award from INFORMS


May 7, 2014

The MIT Leaders for Global Operations program has won the prestigious UPS George D. Smith Prize from INFORMS (the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences).

The prize is awarded to an academic department or program for effective and innovative preparation of students to be good practitioners of operations research. It was announced at a banquet on April 1st in Boston at the 2014 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research.

“The MIT LGO program epitomizes the spirit of the UPS George D. Smith Prize—a belief that to be true to the origins of our profession, the academic operations research programs must prepare students for its practice,” said Dr. Ranganath Nuggehalli, chair of the 2014 UPS George D. Smith Prize Committee. “A first of its kind, MIT LGO was created to bring about a renaissance in U.S. manufacturing by developing analytically and technically sophisticated leaders to face the challenges of global competition. Since its inception, it has built an impressive track record. Starting with analytically oriented students, combining a core curriculum in operations research with courses and exercises in leadership, teamwork and global collaboration, and capping with immersive hands-on experience in solving real-world problems, MIT LGO has innovated the way to preparing students for the practice of operation research.

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