Eugene P. Visco Prize

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Eugene P. Visco
1927-2019

Oral History

Article from 2001 Phalanx

MORS Eugene P. Visco Prize for International Collaboration in Operations Research

Established 2019

Background and Description

Established in 2019, this prize recognizes excellence in research quality, contributions, and presentation. Promoting international collaboration, the Visco prize provides for the presenter to share their work at the International Symposium on Military Operational Research (ISMOR). Early career and Junior Analysts conducting impactful, technically rigorous, and multi-disciplinary research are highly encouraged to apply! Visit the Visco Prize webpage for more information. 

This prize was established in March 2019 to honor and to memorialize Gene Visco, FS, who was an ardent supporter of collaboration within the international operations research community and for years represented MORS during the ISMOR. Gene was also a constant supporter of MORS junior analysts and a champion for quality presentations.

Past Prize Winners

2020 - MAJ Jaison Desai, PhD
Presentation on “Determination of Influential Factors on Roadway Bridge Sufficiency Using Inspection Data and LASSO: A Proof-of-Concept”

2019 - Dr. David Masad
Presentation on "Predicting Crisis Behavior with Reinforcement Learning"