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Faculty Members Earn Publication Awards

December 5, 2014

Two UC Merced faculty members have earned publication awards from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

Professor Yihsu Chen, with the School of Engineering, the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, and the Sierra Nevada Research Institute, won Best Publication 2014 for a paper published in the environment and sustainability category. The paper, “Economic and Emissions Implications of Load-Based, Source-Based and First-Seller Emissions Trading Programs Under California AB32,” appeared in one of the organization’s flagship journals: Operations Research. It examines three types of carbon emissions trading programs for the electric power sector. The paper has been cited 30 times since 2012, according to Google Scholar. Chen won second place in the same category last year for a paper on inducing clean technology in the electricity sector.

Erik Rolland, Professor of management and interim dean of the School of Engineering, received an honorable mention as the best publication of the year to appear in Service Science. His paper, “Dual Rules for Service Evaluation,” proposes that there are two types of thought processes that make up how customers evaluate services they’ve received, and that the more complex process nets the most valuable feedback for improving service.

INFORMS publishes 13 scholarly journals, including Operations Research and Service Science.