HUMLOG Best theses Award

The HUMLOG Institute rewards each year one Master’s and every second year one Doctoral student who have been writing the best theses in Humanitarian Logistics.

The topic of the thesis has to relate to humanitarian logistics and supply chain management.

Nominated master's theses need to fulfill the criterion of being a "research-based master's thesis with a good grade from a recognised university". Submitted thesis have to be completed the year prior to the nomination.

Doctoral theses, to qualify for the award, need to have been finished and defended within the time frame of 2012-2018.

The call for nominations 2019 is now closed.

Thank you for the outstanding theses and congratulations to the winners!

Lisa Swinkels wins the Best HUMLOG Master Thesis Award for her thesis Frequency Determination Policies for Mobile Healthcare Delivery. Supervisors are Harwin de Vries and Luk Van Wassenhove.

Ramin Satary gets the Honorary Mention for his Master's thesis Optimization of Transport Network of Food Supplies for an international humanitarian organization. Supervisor is Irineu de Brito Junior.

Hossein Baharmand wins the Best HUMLOG Doctoral Thesis Award for his thesis Designing Flexible Relief Distribution Networks for Sudden-onset Natural Disaster Response. Supervisor is Tina Comes.

The HUMLOG Board also congratulates Tharcisio Cotta Fontainha who receives Honorary Mention for his thesis Collaboration strategies in disaster response: a framework and an application. Supervisors are Adriana Leiras and Luiz Felipe Scavarda.

The Best Master Thesis Award will take place again next year, stay tuned.

Instructions:

Nominations shall be done by the supervisor of the thesis and include the following:

- An extended abstract and/or executive summary in English

- A short reasoning why this masters thesis is exceptional and nominated for the award including the grade (if applicable) and an explanation of the university's grading system.

- A link to the thesis online and/or an electronic copy (scan). Paper versions are allowed but need to reach the HUMLOG Institute by the deadline.

- The contact details of the nominee and supervisor(s) (e-mail and address)

Nominations have to be sent to humlog@hanken.fi

Award:

The prices consists of: 

Awarded Master's theses

Years

Winner

Supervisors

Thesis

2019

Lisa Swinkels

Harwin de Vries & Luk Van Wassenhove

Frequency Determination Policies for Mobile Healthcare Delivery Read a blog

2019 Honorary mention

Ramin Satary

Irineu de Brito Junior

Optimization of Transport Network of Food Supplies for an international humanitarian organization

2018

Federico Gatti

Bublu Thakur-Weigold

Helping the helpers: Evaluating the impact of logistics consulting in the humanitarian sector Read thesis here

2018 Joint runner-up

Karl-Kristian Stuns

Graham Heaslip

Evaluating the Logistics Emergency Response Unit Foundation Training of Finnish Red Cross Read thesis here

2018 Joint runner-up

Lisa Rustemeier

Maria Besiou

Evaluating the Resilience of Humanitarian Supply Chains to Improve Disaster Preparedness - A System Dynamics Approach

2017

Emily J. Gooding

Jarrod Goentzel

A mixed methods approach to modeling personal protective equipment supply chains for infectious disease outbreak response Read thesis here

2016 Shared prize

Cecilie Collett Sælør Fon

Marianne Jahre

Logistics activities between emergency responses : A case study of Norwegian Red Cross Read thesis here

2016 Shared prize

Lauren A. Seelbach

Jarrod Goentzel

Stochastic Modeling to Allocate and Assess Disaster Response Capacity in Logistics Networks Read thesis here

2016 Honorary Mention

Thomas Büeler

Paulo Goncalves

Preparing Egyptian Red Crescent for the Future Read thesis here

2015 Shared prize

Julia Moline

Jarrod Goentzel

Data-driven resource Allocation Decisions: FEMA's Desaster Recovery Centers Read thesis here

2015 Shared prize

Silvia Uneddu

Paulo Goncalves

Supply Chain optimization of the distribution of mosquito nets in Ivory Coast Read thesis here

2014

Juliet Bvekwa

Paulo Goncalves

Improving CARE Zimbabwe Non Food Items Management and Accountability Read thesis here

2014 Honorary Mention

Kathryn Nishimura & Jian Wang

Jarrod Goentzel

Calculating Humanitarian Response Capacity Read thesis here

Awarded Doctoral Theses

Year

Name

Supervisor

Thesis

2019

Hossein Baharmand

Tina Comes

Designing Flexible Relief Distribution Networks for Sudden-onset Natural Disaster Response Read thesis here

2019 Honorary mention

Tharcisio Cotta Fontainha

Adriana Leiras & Luiz Felipe Scavarda

Collaboration strategies in disaster response: a framework and an application Read thesis here (In Portuguese)

2017

Timothy Luke Muggy

Jessica L. Heier Stamm

Quantifying and Mitigating Decentralized Decision Making in Humanitarian Logistics Systems Read thesis here

2015

Miguel Jaller

José Holguin-Veras

Resource allocation problems during disasters: the cases of points of distribution planning and material convergence handling Read thesis here

2013

Jessica Heier Stamm

Ozlem Ergun

Design and Analysis of Humanitarian and Public Health Logistics Systems Read thesis here