Industrial engineering doctoral student receives Bonder Scholarship

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Nathaniel D. Bastian, a doctoral student in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, has received the 2013 Seth Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research in Military Applications.

The scholarship is awarded by the Military Applications Society (MAS) of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the largest professional society in the world for researchers, academics and practicioners in the field of operations research, management science and analytics.

Currently a captain in the U.S. Army, Bastian seeks to develop a predictive model that outputs accurate casualty estimates, patient streams and medical resource estimates. The model will provide military medical planners with decision-support for determining optimal medical resources necessary to bolster the military health service support system in nonmajor combat operations. Bastian aims to become an expert in military operations research to better investigate, design and implement decision-analytic techniques required for improving military operations and logistics.

The INFORMS-MAS Bonder Scholarship provides funding for doctoral students studying the development and application of process modeling and operation research analyses to military issues.

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Last Updated August 21, 2013