2013 Glover-Klingman Prize for Networks

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  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 23 January 2015

The 2013 Glover-Klingman Prize for Networks has been announced. The prize was awarded to:

Agostinho Agra, Henrik Andersson, Marielle Christiansen, and Laurence Wolsey for their paper A maritime inventory routing problem: Discrete time formulations and valid inequalities, published in Volume 62, Issue 4, pp 297-314.

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The citation for the 2013 winning paper reads:

Marine inventory routing problems are important practical transportation problems, involving routing, production, consumption, and inventory aspects. This paper provides a novel reformulation as a fixed-charge network flow problem, which is then strengthened through the use of valid inequalities cleverly adapted from the lot-sizing literature. The paper is well motivated and its results are thoughtfully presented. To implement their models, the authors carefully test the effectiveness of a variety of solution strategies. Extensive computational experiments verify that the proposed approach can be quite effective in solving real-world instances of this important practical problem.

The Glover-Klingman Prize is awarded each year to an individual or a group for the best paper published in Networks. Each co-author of the winning paper receives a certificate and a cash award.

Fred Glover and Darwin Klingman (1944-1989) published more than 100 articles on the innovative implementation of network optimization algorithms. Their goal was to reduce computation time and memory requirements, thereby enabling solution of the larger, more realistic problems that confronted and continue to confront practitioners. In their joint work, they developed special list structures, labeling techniques, and clever hybrid algorithms and they successfully applied these ideas to a variety of network optimization problems.

The Glover-Klingman Prize pays tribute to the high quality of their work at the interface of operations research and computer science. The prize, however, is for outstanding work in the general area of network modeling, analysis, and implementation, and is not limited to papers at the OR/CS interface.

The Editors-in-Chief, with assistance from members of the Editorial Board of Networks, select the winners of this annual award.

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