IISE Logistics and Supply Chain (LSC) division Best Student Paper Competition

The IISE Logistics and Supply Chain (LSC) Division Best Student Paper Competition is held as part of the Logistics and Supply Chain Track of the IISE Annual Conference & Expo 2023. The first, second and third place winners will receive a certificate and be recognized during the LSC Division Town Hall Meeting. The qualification and the selection criteria are described below:


  • The student must be a member of IISE and the LSC division.
  • The student must have carried out a substantial part of the research reported in the paper.
  • The student must be the first author and must present the paper at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo, New Orleans, La., May 20-23, 2023.

Selection criteria:

The LSC Track co-chairs will evaluate the eligible papers and select a few outstanding papers for further consideration. The LSC awards committee then will evaluate and rank the selected papers to identify the winners.

Applicants must submit their full papers to the 2023 IISE Annual Conference & Expo by the specified deadline of February 10, 2023.

For more information on the IISE Annual Conference: https://www.iise.org/Annual/

For any questions, please contact the LSC Division Award Co-Directors Hector Vergara and Mohamed Awwad or Amy Straub


  • Recognition at the Annual Conference:
    • at the LSC Town Hall Meeting
    • in Honors and Awards program
    • before the final day keynote address
  • Certificate provided by IISE (either mailed or given at the town hall meeting) for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners.
  • Recognition in ISE magazine
  • Recognition on LSC webpage and in the newsletter

2023 Winners

1st Place
Mr. Mertcan Daysalilar, Dr. Cheng-Bang Chen, Dr. Murat Erkoc
University of Miami
"Electric Vehicle Routing Problems for Heterogeneous Fleets with Partial Recharging, Diverse Charger Types, and Soft Time Windows"

2nd Place
Jannatul Shefa and Dr. Ashlea Milburn
University of Arkansas
"Qualitative Analysis of Stakeholder Interviews to Explain Operational Characteristics of Staging Areas for Hurricane Disaster Response"

3rd Place
Mr. David Richmond, Dr. Xiuli Qu, and Dr. Steven Jiang
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
"Investigating Vulnerability and Performance Indicators for Supply Chain Resilience in Context of Pandemic Disruptions"

2022 Winners

1st Place
Jingze Li
Georgia Institute of Technology
"Trucker-sensitive Hyperconnected Relay-based Transportation: An Operating System"

2nd Place
Yujia Xu and Yiguo Liu
Georgia Institute of Technology
"Dynamic Workforce Management in Hyperconnected Parcel Logistic Hubs"

3rd Place
Brandon Runner
University of Miami
"Impact of Joint Greening Efforts and Product Pricing in a Two-echelon Green Supply Chain"

Past Winners

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