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May 2005. SEOR Student Teams won a number of awards in Student Capstone Conferences in the last week.

  • Two student teams won first prize awards in their track at the Good News! 2005 IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium at UVA Friday April 29.
    • The project INFRASTRUCTURE ANALYSIS SYSTEM (IAS), by Yousuf Mohammed Ashparie, Oluwaseyi Pius Bashorun, Greg Joseph Koch, Greg Ryan Siegel, Petko Traoumir Stoyanov, directed by George Donohue and Andy Loerch won first prize in the Risk Analysis Track.
    • The project FINDING AN EQUILIBRIUM IN A LINEAR EXCHANGE MARKET MODEL USING MODIFIED BARRIER FUNCTION, by Mun Chui, HyeYoon Chung, Ursula Morris, Arm Pangarad directed by Roman Polyak won first prize in the Economic, Financial and Socio-Technical Systems Track.
  • Two student teams won first prize awards in their track at the USMA 2005 Capstone Conference, May 4.
    • The project INFRASTRUCTURE ANALYSIS SYSTEM (IAS), by Yousuf Mohammed Ashparie, Oluwaseyi Pius Bashorun, Greg Joseph Koch, Greg Ryan Siegel, Petko Traoumir Stoyanov, directed by George Donohue and Andy Loerch tied for first prize in the Process Modeling and Analysis Track.
    • The project RAMP OPERATIONS MONITORING SYSTEM, Jorge Bonilla, Hassan Mohammed, Joel Norris, Thang Phung, Ingrid Zegada-Frias directed by George Donohue won first prize in the re-engineering Track.

May 18, 2004. See our seniors at graduation here

May 7, 2004. For the fourth year in a row, teams of seniors taking the SE senior design capstone course with Professor George Donohue, have won first prize awards in National Competitions. This year two teams who represented GMU at the 2004 US Military Academy Capstone Conference at West Point both won first Prize Awards.

September 18, 2003. The IFREE Fellowship Award was presented to Professor Roman A. Polyak. After the ceremony Professor Polyak gave a talk titled "Equilibrium and Pricing in a Linear Exchange Model."

July 2, 2003. The GMU team won first place in the robotics competion in the 2003 International Council on Systems Engineering Symposium. The competition was open to teams from participating universities. Participants built robots using Lego® Mindstorms™ robot kits. Teams were graded on cost, configuration management, and performance in a round robin tournament in which the objective was to disable the opposing team's robot. The GMU team took first place and won a $2500 prize. Second place and a $1500 prize went to a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The other competitors were Catholic University, Rutgers University, Oakton High School, and The Virginia Polytechnic Institute. The George Mason University team consisted of Kevin Han, Rudy Ayala, and Chad Nelson. The GMU team, headed by SEOR Professor Kathy Laskey, was coached by Marty Rothwell, who teaches Engineering Physics and Engineering Systems at Chantilly Academy, and who is a graduate student at George Mason University.

June 2003. Professor Andrew Loerch was elected President elect of the Military Operations Research Society . The Society's main focus is the application of operations research in support of current military operations. The Board of Directors of MORS Board is made up of 30 operations research professionals.

May 9, 2003. For the third year in a row, teams of seniors taking the SE senior design capstone course with Professor George Donohue, have won first prize awards in National Competitions. This year the two teams who represented GMU at the 2003 US Military Academy Capstone Conference at West Point both won first Prize Awards.

The project Dynamic Airspace Super Sectors (DASS) as High-Density Highways in the Sky for a New US Air Traffic Management System presented by Hong Kaing (team members John Alipio, Patricia Castro, Hong Kaing, Noreen Shahid, Omar Sherzai) won first prize in the track "Modeling and Simulation."

The project " Potential Air Traffic Congestion Solution: Slot Allocation by Auction Method presented by Sean Sprague (team members Ben Howe, Claudia Richardson, Matthew Rigdon, Stephen Russell, Sean Sprague) tied for first prize with a USMA team in the track "Process Modeling and Analysis."

Hong Kaing (photo on left) and Sean Sprague (photo on right) receiving first prize awards at the USMA Capstone Conference

In the 2002 USMA Capstone Design Conference, the project "Autonomous Air Traffic Management System" was named the best design project in the commercial analysis category. Yet another student team tied for second place in the systems innovation category of the 2002 National NASA Student Design Competion, for their project on "Fractional Ownership of Aircraft."

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