Alexandra M. Newman

Past Awards

Best Publication Award in Environment & Sustainability: Runner-Up
Winning material: Optimal Design and Operation of River Basin Storage under Hydroclimatic Uncertainty
Best Publication Award in Natural Resources : Winner(s)
Winning material: Optimization Strategies for Resource-Constrained Project Scheduling Problems in Underground Mining

Prize for the Teaching of the OR/MS Practice: Winner(s)
2013 - Winner(s)

Dr. Alexandra M. Newman’s contribution in preparing hundreds of Colorado School of Mines’ students to assume critical roles in practicing the art of operations research and management science is exemplary.  Dr. Newman’s use of real-world decision tools like the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) ReEDS model in her Advanced Linear Programming Course and the Optimization Feeder Movement at a Quarry model in the Network Modes Course effectively involves students in solving actual problems while inspiring them through examples of her own contributions to the practice of operations research.  In addition, testimony from her peers and past students demonstrate her dedication to out-of-classroom practical experience.  Examples include accompanying students to customer conferences and leading others in verifying U.S. Air Force Space Command’s space systems operations research allocation models.  Dr. Newman’s past students have assumed positions of analytical leadership in U.S. Northern Command, Ulteig Engineering, U.S. Air Forces Europe, and the U.S. Army’s Center for Army Analysis while others have become leading researchers in academia.  They credit their success to Dr. Newman’s dedication and practical approach to graduate education. 

For her professionalism and contributions to the teaching of practice in Operations Research and Management Science, we present the 2013 INFORMS Prize for Teaching the Practice of OR/MS to Dr. Alexandra M. Newman.

Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in the Practice of Advanced Analytics and Operations Research: Finalist
Winning material: Maximizing Federal Natural Gas Royalties