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2017 College of Supply Chain Management Student Paper Competition

The finalists for the POMS 2017 SCM College Best Student Paper Competition have been determined. We received 35 papers this year. The papers were judged by 94 referees with at least five referees per paper. Based on the referee evaluations, six finalists have been chosen. The finalists are given below. They are required to present their paper at one of two sessions at the POMS Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington. The two sessions are scheduled for Saturday May 6, 8:00am-9:30am and 9:45am-11:15am.

Each paper will be allotted 20 minutes for the presentation and this will be followed by a 10 minute Q&A. Presentation quality will also be taken into account to decide the first and second prize winners.

The first prize is accompanied by a $600 honorarium and the second prize is accompanied by a $300 honorarium. All finalists will also be awarded up to $500 of support for out-of-pocket expenses and complementary conference registration for the 2017 Annual POMS conference. The first and second prize winners will be announced during the conference at the POMS Supply Chain Management College Business Meeting on Saturday, May 6th.

Congratulations to the finalists (listed in alphabetical order below)!

Jiaru Bai, University of California Irvine: "Coordinating Supply and Demand on an On-demand Service Platform: Price, Wage, and Payout Ratio"
Advisor: Kut C. So

Negin Golrezaei, University of Southern California: "Real-time Optimization of Personalized Assortments"
Advisors: Hamid Nazerzadeh and Paat Rusmevichientong

Bharadwaj Kadiyala, University of Texas at Dallas: "Learning from Clickstream Data in Online Retail"
Advisor: Dorothee Honhon

Peter Yun Zhang, MIT: "Designing Response Supply Chain Against Bioattacks"
Advisor: David Simchi-Levi

Zhe Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University: "Business models in the Sharing Economy: Manufacturing durable goods in the presence of Peer-to-Peer rental markets"
Advisor: Vibhanshu Abhishek

Yun Zhou, University of Toronto: "Dynamic Type Matching"
Advisor: Ming Hu

Look forward to seeing you all at the upcoming POMS conference and the final presentations!

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