This paper prize recognizes a PhD candidate’s presentation of an outstanding paper at the SMS Annual Conference.
PhD candidates, whose proposals meet the below eligibility criteria, are invited to submit a full paper version of their submitted proposal for consideration by the review committee. These are studied prior to the conference and 10 finalists are named. Five winners are honored with the SMS Best Conference PhD Paper Prize each year at the conference and receive awards of US$1,500 each.
- A PhD Candidate must be the primary author of the presented proposal (either sole author or first author on a paper that includes no more than one faculty co-author)
- The proposal must be accepted and presented at the SMS Annual Conference
- The primary author is expected to be enrolled full-time and in-residency as a PhD student during the academic year in which the conference takes place
- The author(s), the title, and the subject matter of the submitted paper must match the original, accepted conference proposal
- The paper must not have been previously published
- Based on proposal review scores, authors of the top 30% of proposals that meet the above criteria will be invited to submit a full paper
The Co-Chairs for the 2023 SMS Annual Conference PhD Paper Prize are Elena Novelli, City, University of London and Evan Starr, University of Maryland.
SMS Annual Conference PhD Paper Prize 2022 Prize Recipients
“When Uber Eats its Own Business, and its Competitors’ too: Platform Diversification and Cross-platform Cannibalization”
Hyuck David Chung, University of Michigan
Yue Maggie Zhou, University of Michigan
Christine Choi, University of North Carolina
“Combating Sociopolitical Spillover With Countervailing Claims: Evidence From Charlottesville”
William Hurst, University of Michigan
“Demand for Technologies and Direction of Research: The Roles of Intellectual Distance and Research Quality”
Jino Lu, University of Southern California
“Changing the System, Not the Seeker”
Amisha Miller, Boston University
“Behavioral Experiments on Attention to Multiple Goals: Timing and Relationship Between Goals Affect Performance”
Ann Xavier, ETH Zurich
Daniella Laureiro-Martinez, ETH Zurch