Former PhD student Stephen Maher has received an award for his thesis.

The Aviation Applications Section of The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) confers a prize for the best dissertation in any area related to aviation operations research (air traffic management and airline OR).

Stephen's thesis, "The application of recoverable robustness to airline planning problems", was completed under the supervision of Professor Gary Froyland and co-supervisor Cheng-Lung Wu from the UNSW School of Aviation.

The award was announced on the 9th November at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, with a prize of a plaque and an honorarium of $500.

Stephen, who graduated this month, currently works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Zuse Institute Berlin. He is still associated with UNSW Mathematics and Statistics, most recently visiting Professor John Murray.

This isn't the first time that Stephen's work in airline operations research has been recognised. Two years ago, he was awarded the Anna Valicek Award at the Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (AGIFORS) symposium in Arizona.

Congratulations to Stephen for his most recent award!