Philip M. Morse

Philip M. Morse

Past Awards

George E. Kimball Medal: Awardee(s)

Frederick W. Lanchester Prize: Winner(s)

The 1968 Lanchester Prize is shared by:

  • Philip M. Morse, Library Effectiveness, A Systems Approach, The M.I.T. Press, 1968.
  • Anthony V. Fiacco and Garth McCormick, Nonlinear Programming: Sequential Unconstructed Minimization Techniques, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1968.

The Morse book is a classic in the extension of operations research to an area of application. It combines theory and analysis in masterful fashion, and describes how relevant data can be collected and effectively used in the solution of challenging practical problems. The work makes no pretense to a major theoretical advance, but shows in elegant fashion the relevance of observation, experimentation and analysis to operating and policy questions in the management of a complex system.