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Hooker Captures Awards for Constraint Programming, Engineering Papers

John Hooker, T. Jerome Holleran Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility and professor of operations research at the Tepper School of Business, received two awards recently for separate papers.

He received the Best Paper Award at the Constraint Programming Conference in Cork, Ireland, in September for work soon to be published in Constraints, “Projection, Consistency, and George Boole.”

And he received the Best Paper Award for 2014 from Computers and Chemical Engineering, sharing it with several engineering co-authors for “Scope for Industrial Applications of Production Scheduling Models and Solution Methods.”

Co-authors included: Iiro Harjunkoski, a corporate research fellow at ABB Corporate Research Germany and former postdoctoral researcher in the Carnegie Mellon College of Engineering's Department of Chemical Engineering; Christos Maravelias, Ph.D. ’04, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison; the late Peter Bongers, of the University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands, until his  death in 2012; Pedro Castro, of the University of Lisbon, Portugal; Sebastian Engell, of Dortmund University of Technology, Germany, and a former distinguished visiting professor in the Carnegie Mellon College of Engineering's Department of Chemical Engineering; Carlos Méndez, of National University of Litoral, Argentina, and a former visiting professor in the Carnegie Mellon College of Engineering's Department of Chemical Engineering; Guido Sand, principal scientist at ABB Corporate Research; John Wassick, research fellow at Dow Chemical; and Ignacio Grossmann, Rudolph R. and Florence Dean University Professor of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon's College of Enginnering.

The award was presented at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers meeting Nov. 8-13 in Salt Lake City.

Hooker is one of several faculty members to win recent research awards. Other awardees include: Gérard Cornuéjols, Fatma Kılınç-Karzan, Param Vir Singh and Sridhar Tayur.