Is your research paper a star, a comet, or an asteroid?

One of the tasks I find challenging is determining what papers to recommend for introducing grad students to a particular field. How to split the assignments between classics and current hot topics? In order to help students anticipate what kind of papers they are about to read, I came up with a metaphor that I find […]

Keeping a horse in the race

(This post was originally published on the INFORMS 2013 Blog). While attending this year’s INFORMS Annual Conference, this phrase caught my attention: we need to keep a horse in the race.  It simply means that for a typical paper to be accepted in a journal, researchers either need a completely new model or application, or […]