Professor James MacGregor Smith of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and his former Ph.D student, Alexander Stepanov, now a GIS analyst with Campus Planning, won the best paper award in the theory and methodology category at the 25th European Conference on Operational Research, held July 8-11 in Vilnius, Lithuania.
EURO presented the first of its annual best paper awards for papers published in the European Journal of Operational Research. Smith and Stepanov’s paper, “Multi-objective evacuation routing in transportation networks,” was published in October 2009. Their award also included a 1,000-euro prize.
Image:James MacGregor Smith receives the award from one of the jury members, Jose Olivera of Portugal.