2017 INFORMS New Jersey Chapter Student Contest

Abdolmajid Yolmeh, a student in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Rutgers University, was named the winner of the 9th Annual Student Contest held by the New Jersey Chapter of INFORMS. Yolmeh was honored for his work on “A Two-Stage Invest-Defend Game: Balancing Strategic and Operational Decisions.” The research was done with Professor Melike Baykal-Gürsoy. 

The Student Contest is open to all students who are a resident of New Jersey or who are attending a New Jersey college. Extended abstracts were submitted and three finalists were selected. The finalists presented their work at a New Jersey Chapter meeting in October, where a panel of judges selected the winner. 

Other finalists included: Changxi Wang, E. A. Elsayed and Kang Li of Rutgers University for “Gamma Process Based Corrosion Volume Loss Stochastic" and Ziyi Wang and E. A. Elsayed of Rutgers University for “Degradation Modeling and Prediction of Printed Images.”

INFORMS is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to and promoting best practices and advances in operations research, management science, and analytics to improve operational processes, decision-making, and outcomes.

Read more on Rutgers student accomplishments on page 43 and page 53.