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Elwood S. Buffa Award

The Elwood S Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Award identifies and recognizes outstanding doctoral research in the development of theory or applications of the decision sciences. Submitted dissertations examine diverse subjects within the areas of operations management, information systems and decision support systems. They employ a variety of methodological approaches.

Each year before the Annual Meeting, an outstanding group of reviewers carefully evaluate the dissertations in a double-blind evaluation process. The reviewers examine each dissertation in terms of its originality, contributions to theory, contribution to practice, quality of research design and methodology, and clarity of expression.

2023 Elwood. S. Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Award

Congratulations to the 2023 Elwood. S. Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Award recipients:

Sanghoon Cho | PhD from University of South Carolina
Advisors: Pelin Pekgun and Mark Ferguson


Sofia Perez-Guzman | PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Advisor: Jose Holguin-Veras