IISE data analytics & Information Systems (dais) Division Best Student Paper Competition

The Data Analytics & Information Systems (DAIS) Division of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE) announces the DAIS Track Best Student Paper Award whose objective is to recognize excellence among its student members. The award program brings prestige to the DAIS division as well as to the recipients honored.

Four finalists for the Best Student Paper Award will be selected to make oral presentations at the 2019 IISE Annual Conference & Expo to be held in Orlando, Florida, May 18-21, 2019. All finalists will receive an award certificate. The first place winner will receive a framed certificate. The Best Student Paper Award will be presented at the town hall meeting of the DAIS Track.

The broad criteria for selecting the recipient of the DAIS Best Student Paper Award are: (a) academic significance (originality, depth, and completeness of the work and its potential impact on future research); and (b) research relevance to DAIS (importance of the problem and its impact on the practice of DAIS).

Eligibility requirements and application process:

  • Open to graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Students must be members of IISE and the DAIS division.
  • Students must be enrolled in an industrial engineering program or related field.
  • The paper topic should fit the DAIS themes. The paper must present original research results and cannot be accepted for publication elsewhere at the time of submission.
  • The student should be the first author of the submitted paper. A formal, signed statement by the student's advisor should be submitted along with the paper stating the majority of the original results presented in the paper are the student.
  • Previous finalists who wish to compete again should submit an entirely different paper. However, past winners are not eligible for the competition.
  • IISE Conference and DAIS division do NOT own copyright of the papers submitted to this competition. However, all participants are encouraged to also submit abstracts/papers to the DAIS track using conference submission system.
  • Submit an abstract. Follow the paper guidelines and requirements of the IISE conference proceedings.
  • Finalists will present their papers in the DAIS division town hall meeting.
  • Finalists must be able to attend the IISE Annual Conference & Expo, May 18-21, 2019, in Orlando, Florida.
  • To enter, please submit a blinded and unblinded version of the paper along with a formal signed statement by the student’s advisor, all in electronic format (PDF files ONLY), with subject “DAIS Best Student Paper Competition” to the 2019 contest coordinators Ying Lin and Na Zou no later than Jan 18, 2019 . Late or incomplete submissions will not be eligible.

If you have any questions, please send an email (with subject “DAIS Best Student Paper Competition”) to the coordinators. All submitted papers will be reviewed and ranked by external referees and finalists will be announced on March 15, 2019. The winner of the competition will be decided upon the review evaluation and oral presentation.


Paper submission: Jan. 18, 2019
Finalists notification: March 15, 2019

Submissions should be sent to the committee chairs: Ying Lin and Na Zou.

For more information, please contact Bonnie Cameron.

2018 Winner

Haluk Damgacioglu
University of Miami
"MR2: A Two-stage Feature Selection Algorithm in High-throughput Methylation Data for Max-relevance and Min-redundancy"

Past Winners 

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