Awards and Recognition

  • Keppel Corporation Technology Advisory Board, 2014
  • Harold W. Kuhn Award, 2012 (awarded annually to an exceptional paper published in NRL during the previous three years)
  • McKnight Distinguished University Professor Award, University of Minnesota
  • The George Taylor/IT Alumni Society Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Minnesota
  • MSOM Best Paper Award, 2011 (awarded by the MSOM Society for the best paper published in MSOM in the previous three years).
  • Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • Distinguished Visiting Senior Scientist, Honeywell Laboratories
  • Outstanding Material Handling & Logistics Research Paper Award, College Industry Council on Material Handling Education, Material Handling Institute, 2006
  • Keynote Speaker, Complex Systems Design & Management Conference, Singapore, December 11-13, 2014
  • Plenary Speaker, CORS Annual Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, June 11-June 13, 2012
  • Keynote Speaker, Workshop on Green Supply Chains, World Bank, Washington DC, December 13, 2010
  • Keynote Speaker, International Conference on Modeling and Simulation (MOSIM), Hammamet, Tunisia, May 10-12, 2010
  • Featured Speaker, INFORMS Practice Conference, Orlando, Florida. 2010
  • Thought Leadership Panelist, NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise, The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread, 2010
  • Keynote Speaker, Frontiers of Supply Chain Research Conference, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2007
  • General Chair, INFORMS International Meeting, Hawaii, 2016
  • Chair (elected), MSOM Sustainable Operations Special Interest Group, 2011
  • IIE Pritsker Best Doctoral Dissertation Award, dissertation of Ph.D student Rowan Wang, 2015
  • INFORMS Section on Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment Best Student Paper Award, 2013, paper co-authored with Ph.D. students David Chen and Rowan Wang, 2013
  • Finalist, INFORMS Interactive Best Poster Presentation, paper co-authored with Ph.D. students David Chen and Rowan Wang, 2013
  • Finalist, POMS-HK Best Student Paper Award, paper co-authored with Ph.D. students David Chen and Rowan Wang, 2013
  • IIE Pritsker Best Doctoral Dissertation Award, dissertation of Ph.D student Yimin Yu, 2010
  • Finalist, ILS El-Maghraby Best Student Paper Award, paper co-authored with Ph.D. student Soumaya Ben-Aicha, 2010
  • Semi-Finalist, INFORMS Edelman Award, Optimizing Inventory Control at 3M, 2003
  • Finalist, MSOM Best Student Paper Award, paper co-authored with Ph.D. student Joon-Seok Kim, 2001
  • Finalist, MSOM Best Student Paper Award, paper co-authored with Ph.D. student Maher Lahmar, 2000
  • IIE Transactions Best Paper Award, Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2000
  • IIE Transactions Best Paper Award, Institute of Industrial Engineers, 1999
  • Service Achievement Award, American Production and Inventory Control Society, 1999
  • The National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award, 1993
  • David Ross Research Fellowship, Purdue University Research Foundation, 1990-1992