April 7, 2017
Çağrı Koç, a postdoctoral researcher at HEC Montréal since October 2015, has received the 2015 OR Society Doctoral Award from the Operational Research (OR) Society, for his doctoral thesis entitled Heterogeneous Location and Pollution-Routing Problems. In addition to a cash prize of 1,500 pounds, he will be invited to present his research at the next annual conference of the OR Society, in February 2018.
The OR Society, created over 60 years ago in England, now has 2,700 members in 66 countries, making it the world’s largest organization in the field of operational research. The winning thesis was co-directed by professors Ola Jabali (Logistics and Operations Management), Gilbert Laporte (Management Sciences) and Tolga Bektas (University of Southampton).
In it Koç proposed new operational research methods and algorithms for problems relating to vehicle routing, localization and the environment, all essential for the fields of sustainable transportation, city logistics, environmental engineering and transportation economics. Note that five papers based on his findings have already been published in top-tier journals.