Eugene P. Visco Prize

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Eugene P. Visco

Oral History

Article from 2001 Phalanx

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

Established 2019

Background and Description

The purpose of this prize is to promote collaboration between the international operations research community and MORS by providing a high quality presentation selected at the annual Emerging Techniques Forum (ETF) to the International Symposium on Military Operational Research (ISMOR) every year. This prize will provide a Junior Analyst the opportunity to present at the ISMOR, held in the United Kingdom every summer.  The selected presenter will be provided admission to the ISMOR along with housing and travel expenses. 

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"