Dipayan Banerjee Wins INFORMS Inaugural Undergraduate Student Scholarship

Dipayan Banerjee (second from left) receives the INFORMS Inaugural Undergraduate Student Scholarship.Dipayan Banerjee (second from left) receives the INFORMS Inaugural Undergraduate Student Scholarship.

Northwestern Engineering's Dipayan Banerjee. a senior in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, was one of four winners of the 2018 INFORMS Inaugural Undergraduate Student Scholarships. The scholarship, which was awarded to faculty-nominated students who intend on pursuing a career in operations research, covered winners' travel expenses and registration for the 2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona in November. In addition, awardees attended the Doctoral Student Colloquium prior to the conference. As part of a conference session titled “Transportation Problems with Public Impact,” Dipayan presented his research on “Reducing Bus Transportation Cost through School Start Time Optimization,” a joint project with PhD student Liwei Zeng and Professors Karen Smilowitz and Jill Wilson

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