Yale SOM Professor Wins Award for Best Dissertation in Operations
Sang-Hyun Kim, Yale SOM assistant professor of operations management, has been awarded the George B. Dantzig Award given each year for the best dissertation in any area of operations research and the management sciences that is innovative and relevant to practice. This award is given by the Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences in honor of the late George Dantzig, a longtime professor at Stanford and the creator of linear programming, a mathematical method used to solve optimization problems.
Professor Kim is one of ten new faculty to join the Yale School of Management this past year. This recruiting success increased the size of the tenure track faculty at the school by more than 15% and has dropped the MBA student-faculty ratio to 5.4. Kim's dissertation studied performance-based contracting for after-sales product support services in the aerospace and defense industry. "Thanks to this award, I am encouraged to continue my work in the practice-driven research in my academic career," said Kim. "It is my goal to study problems that managers face in their work that have both practical and academic relevance, not only adding to the body of academic knowledge but also providing better understanding of business phenomena, ultimately contributing back to the business community."
Listen to Kim discuss his research. (7:59)