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.
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.
One award is typically granted each year.
This award is judged by the Honors Steering Committee.