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MOR Journal Award

The purpose of this award is to:

  • Support the belief of MORS and MAS that operations research represents people who apply scientific method to build quantitative models, manipulate data, evaluate results and who publish these results in a suitable form in the MOR journal, a refereed forum to the broad analytic community.
  • Emphasize that the MOR journal promotes communication among practitioners of military operations research that is timely, important, and interesting to the MOR journal audience.

MORS and MAS will identify and recognize members of the analytic profession who have expanded the application of military operations research techniques, deepened insight into a specific defense area, or improved the available set of analytical tools, while communicating the results of their work to the broader analytical community by publishing an article in the MOR journal.

The criteria for eligibility are:

  • Individuals must have published a technical article in the MOR journal during the previous calendar year whose content is judged to be timely, interesting and important to the MOR journal audience.
  • Each published article will be judged on the basis of its ability to communicate to the military operations research community the ideas of the author(s) clearly, concisely, and unambiguously.
  • Current Sponsors, the MOR Journal Editor, and members of the Publications Committee are not eligible for the MOR Journal Award.


2013 - Qualitative Comparative Analysis of 30 Insurgencies
Dr. Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, and Beth Grill
Volume 17, Number 2

2012 - A System of Systems Approach for Effects-Based Operational Planning Under Uncertainty
Dr. Howard D. McInvale, Dr. Mark P. McDonald, and Dr. Sankaran Mahadevan
Volume 16, Number 3

2011 - Solving the Theater Distribution Problem with Tabu Search
Dr. Robert E. Burks, Dr. James T. Moore, Dr. J. Wesley Barnes and Dr. John E. Bell
Volume 15, Number 4

2010 - A Formal Model of Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations

Dr. Mark Abdollahian, Brice Nicholson, Dr. Michael Baranick, and Matthew Nickens
Vol 14, Number 3

2009 -  Aerial Search Optimization
Moshe Kress and Johannes Royset 
Vol 13, No 1

2008 - Two Sensor Motion Models for the Dynamic Sensor Coverage Problem
1 Lt Nathan Yerrick, Dr. Mesut Yavuz and Dr. David Jeffcoat
Volume 12, Number 2

2007 - A Meta-Model Architecture for Fusing Battlefield Information
Dr Patrick J. Driscoll and MAJ Steven J. Henderson
MOR Volume 11, Number 1

2006 - Mission Oriented Risk and Design Analysis of Critical Information Systems
Donald Buckshaw, Dr. Gregory Parnell, FS, Willard Unkenholz, Donald Parks, James Wallner & O. Sami Saydjari
Volume 10, Number 2

2005 - A Rule Based Approach for Aircraft Dispatching to Emerging Targets
Seethal Mishra, Rajan Batta and Robert J. Szczerba
Volume 9, Number 3

2004 - A Genetic Algorithm Applied to Planning Search Paths in Complicated Environments
David P. Kierstead and Donald R. Del Balzo
Volume 8, Number 2

2003 - Probabilistic Modeling of Terrorist Threats: A Systems Analysis Approach to Setting Priorities Among Countermeasures
Elisabeth Pate-Cornell and Seth Guikema
Volume 7, Number 4

2002 - The Diesel Submarine Flaming Datum Problem
Norman D. Curet, Alan R. Washburn and Ryusuke Hohzaki
Volume 6, Number 4

2001 - Optimizing Assignment of Air-to-Ground Assets and BDA Sensors
Kirk A. Yost and Alan R. Washburn
Volume 5, Number 2

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