The David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award

Recognizes outstanding research in the profession. It is given for a career of accomplishments that broadly benefited practitioners, organizations, or other researchers rather than for a single activity or application. The award is named for David F. Baker, Ph.D., late chairman of the industrial engineering department at The Ohio State University.


IISE members. For cases in which the research has been a joint effort, the award will be made in the name of all the nominees so long as one holds membership in IISE.


One award is typically granted each year.

Nominees are judged on:

  • Significance of the research
  • Diligence, innovative abilities, and perseverance in advance the research
  • Value of accomplishments
  • Scope of the research and use of the results

Nomination process:

  1. Complete and return the nomination form.
  2. Three letters of recommendation should be limited to a maximum of two pages each.
  3. The nomination form, the nominator's letter and CV package should be limited to 12 pages.
  4. The entire nomination packet should be no more than 18 pages total.


This award is judged by the Honors Steering Committee.