WDSI 2018
Western Decision Sciences Institute

Best Paper Awards

Best Paper Awards

These papers were chosen in the following categories by the Best Paper Awards Committee

Application Paper Category

“Modeling Driver Behavior and Learning in Dilemma Zone Using an Adaptive Driving Simulator Design” by Sahar H. Machiani (San Diego State University), Montasir Abbas (Virginia Tech), and  Kale Balfour-Kawasaki (San Diego State University).

Empirical Paper Category

“Investor Response to Jumps in Mutual Fund Returns” by Michael J. Gibbs (California State University Long Beach), Andrew A. Lynch (University of Mississippi), and K. Pukthuanthong (University of Missouri)

Theoretical Paper Category

“The generalized node-capacitated maximum flow problem” by Cenk Caliskan (Utah Valley University)

Best Graduate Student Paper Category

“A Multi-Objective Bilevel Optimization Model for the Relocation of Integrated Air Defense System Assets” by Aaron M. Lessin (Air Force Institute of Technology), Brian J. Lunday (Air Force Institute of Technology)


To all these awardees, our heartfelt congratulations. On behalf of the WDSI Board, we take this opportunity to thank the selection committee:

  • Mahyar Amouzegar, The University of New Orleans

  • John Davies, Victoria Business School Orauariki, New Zealand

  • Nafi Heiat, Montana State University – Billings

  • Bruce Raymond, Colorado State University - Pueblo

The awards are contingent on their presentation in person at the conference.  The awards were presented during the WDSI 2018 Business Luncheon at noon on April 6, 2018, on the last day of our conference.