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William W. Cooper Award for Lifetime Contribution to Data Envelopment Analysis

The International Data Envelopment Analysis Society (iDEAs) is pleased to invite nominations for the William W. Cooper Award for Lifetime Contribution  to Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). The deadline for submitting nominations is March 31, 2017. Once nominated, individuals are also considered for the following three years.

The award is given to the most distinguished scholars contributing to advances in DEA through their research or institutional service.  A special committee of the International Data Envelopment Analysis Society (iDEAs) selects one or more persons to  receive the award in any year or chooses not to award anyone. The award winner is invited to deliver the William W. Cooper Memorial Lecture at the iDEAs annual conference.  The names of previous award winners are posted at the iDEAs website.

This is a Lifetime Contribution Award given to an individual who has contributed substantially and significantly to the theory and practice of DEA during the individual's academic career. Examples of accomplishments include, but are not limited to:

- seminal contribution to DEA research (including results of systematic inquiries that define new directions for DEA research)
- publications in leading research journals publishing scholarly work on DEA, and their impact measured by SSCI and other citations databases
- impact or potential impact of work on the practice of DEA
- institutional service to advance the knowledge of DEA

Please submit nominations electronically to Rajiv Banker (Award Committee Chair) at All nominations must include a curriculum vitae of the nominee and a detailed letter highlighting the individual’s accomplishments and contributions. Self-nominations are welcome.
On behalf of the Award Committee