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David Williamson and David Shmoys Honored with Lanchester Prize

Cornell professors David Williamson (ORIE and InfoSci) and David Shmoys (ORIE and Computer Science) were honored as this year's recipients of the INFORMS Lanchester Prize for best contribution to operations research and management sciences published in English for their book The Design of Approximation Algorithms. 

From the INFORMS website:

The Lanchester prize is awarded for the best contribution to operations research and the management sciences published in English in the past three years. The prize includes a commemorative medallion and a US $5,000 cash award. The award is given each year at the INFORMS National Meeting, if there is a suitable recipient.

Please follow the link above to read more about the award, the award's namesake Frederick W. Lanchester and the work that INFORMS does. 

If you're interested in watching the awards ceremony, please see the video here and note that Professors Williamson and Shmoys show up at 8 minutes and 30 seconds.