Inaugural AIS Impact Award 2020

In our research on the use of artificial intelligence to optimalize the floricultural chain, my colleauges Alok Gupta, Yixin Lu, Huong May Truong, Eric van Heck and I researched and developed AI applications with value for growers, auctioneers, transporters, and supply chain managers at Royal FloraHolland, one of the largest auction companies in the world.

The criteria for selecting the AIS Impact Award is the breadth of use of their work in practice and its relevance to information systems research.  About the award

Runner up 2020 INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize

Together with Ayman Abdelwahed, Pieter L. van den Berg and Tobias Brandt (all Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Judith Mulder (Rotterdamse Elektrische Tram), our work shows how the city of Rotterdam, as it replaces its entire diesel bus fleet with battery electric vehicles, can use advanced optimization technologies to both meet transportation needs as well as to take advantage of price signals from electricity markets in a smart charging strategy. This will save operation costs while, on the system side, enabling better sector coupling.

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) awards the Wagner Prize for Excellence in the Practice of Advanced Analytics and Operations Research. This is considered one of the highest awards for application-oriented projects in operations research. About the award

AIS Special Interest Group for Green Information Systems Runner-up Award 2020

Ezgi Avci (Turkish Standards Institute, Ankara), Derek Bunn (London Business School), Eric van Heck (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and I developed a model that empirically tests the influence of agents’ attitudes on their price expectations. The paper for which we were recognized is one of the first to examine agents’ trading behavior and their price expectations from an information-based perspective.