Eugene P. Visco Prize


Eugene P. Visco

Oral History
Article from 2001 Phalanx

MORS Eugene P. Visco Prize for International Collaboration in Operations Research
Established 2019

Background and Description

The purpose of this prize is to promote collaboration between the international operations research community and MORS by providing a high quality presentation selected at the annual Emerging Techniques Forum (ETF) to the International Symposium on Military Operational Research (ISMOR) every year. This prize will provide a Junior Analyst the opportunity to present at the ISMOR, held in the United Kingdom every summer.  The selected presenter will be provided admission to the ISMOR along with housing and travel expenses. 

This prize was established in March 2019 to honor and to memorialize Gene Visco, FS, who was an ardent supporter of collaboration within the international operations research community and for years represented MORS during the ISMOR. Gene was also a constant supporter of MORS junior analysts and a champion for quality presentations.

2019 Winner

Dr. David Masad 
Presentation on Predicting Crisis Behavior with Reinforcement Learning

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(L-R: Chris Eastman, Norm Reitter, David Masad, Stella Biderman, Kristi Bane)

Visco Prize Fund:
To provide ongoing support for the Visco Prize, MORS plans to establish a restricted fund to support the prize.  The fund will generate income sufficient to support the prize each year. The inaugural goal is $200,000. If you would like to contribute to the Visco Prize Fund, visit the button below.

If you would like to make a check, please make it payable to MORS with Visco Prize Fund in the Notes section. Please mail the check to 2111 Wilson Blvd, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22201. You will get an email receipt once the check has been received. 

Past Award Winner

  • 2019 - Dr. David Masad