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The David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award

Recognizes outstanding research in the profession. It is given for a career of accomplishments that broadly benefited practitioners, organizations, or other researchers rather than for a single activity or application. The award is named for David F. Baker, Ph.D., late chairman of the industrial engineering department at The Ohio State University.

Eligibility:

IIE members. For cases in which the research has been a joint effort, the award will be made in the name of all the nominees so long as one holds membership in IIE.

Criteria:

One award is typically granted each year.

Nominees are judged on:

  • Significance of the research
  • Diligence, innovative abilities, and perseverance in advance the research
  • Value of accomplishments
  • Scope of the research and use of the results

Nomination process:

  1. Complete and return the nomination form.
  2. Submit nominee’s resume with the nomination.
  3. There is a 10-page limit to each nomination, not including references.
  4. Submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can serve as professional references for the nominee. Maximum two pages.

Judging:

This award is judged by the Honors Steering Committee.

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