Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management at the Isenberg School, received the Walter Isard Award from the North American Regional Science Council (NARSC) last week in Ottawa, Ontario. The award was presented during the annual North American meetings of the Regional Science Association International.
The top research award given by NARSC, it was established in 1994 to pay tribute to regional scientists who have made significant theoretical and methodological contributions to the field of regional science throughout their careers. The award is named after the founder of regional science, professor Walter Isard, who died in 2010.
The tribute read by the president of NARSC emphasized Nagurney’s contributions to a spectrum of network systems from transportation and logistics, including supply chains, to electric power networks and financial networks. Nagurney became a fellow of the Regional Science Association International in 2007 and is a councillor-at-large of NARSC.
At the conference, Nagurney presented a paper, “A Dynamic Network Oligopoly Model with Transportation Costs, Product Differentiation, and Quality Competition.”
Nagurney is on sabbatical for the 2012-13 academic year and is a visiting professor of operations management at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.