DSI Institute Awards.

DSI Institute Awards are given to recognize those individuals who have a proven record of accomplishment and dedication to the decision sciences and the Institute.


DSI awards the designation of Fellow to an active DSI member who is an eminent scholar in the field of decision sciences and is actively involved in the work of the Institute. 

Congratulations to Xenophon Koufteros, Texas A&M University, and Kevin Linderman, Penn State University, designated as a DSI Fellow at the DSI 2023 Annual Conference.

Dennis E. Grawoig Distinguished Service Award

The Dennis E. Grawoig Distinguished Service Award is named after one of the founders of DSI and recognizes a member of the Institute who has provided major service to the Institute over a period of years.

Congratulations to DSI’s 2023 recipient Peggy Daniels Lee, Indiana University, for her selfless service to DSI.

Lifetime Distinguished Educator Award

The Lifetime Distinguished Educator Award recognizes exceptional contributions to teaching and learning in the disciplines of decision sciences.

Elwood S. Buffa Award

The Elwood S. Buffa Award 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, employing a variety of methodological approaches. 

Congratulations to the 2023 Elwood S. Buffa Award Doctoral Dissertation Award recipients Sanghoon Cho and Sofia Perez-Guzman.

Carol J. Latta Award

The Carol J. Latta Award is presented to a scholar in the decision sciences disciplines who has earned his or her terminal degree (e.g. PhD, DBA, etc.) in the previous five years. The award is presented annually at the DSI Annual Conference each November to one early career scholar in decision sciences who has served the Institute and its goals.