National award for MSc Management Science student


Connor Wilson, a Management Science alumnus, has been selected by the OR Society, the UK-wide learned society in the field of Operational Research, as one of the joint winners of the May Hicks award for the year 2016.

Connor graduated from the MSc Business Analysis and Consulting programme with distinction in 2016, and is currently a consultant at BSM Consultants in Ontario, Canada.

The award is given annually to the best industry-based dissertation project within a UK Master's programme in Management Science.

Connor's project, titled “Uncertainty Analysis of Burner Zone Stoichiometry and Nitric Oxide Emissions for Doosan Babcock's Clean Combustion Test Facility”, provided the client, Doosan Babcock, with extensive analysis of uncertainty on key engineering parameters in an extremely user-friendly manner. The client described his Monte Carlo simulation and subsequent sensitivity analysis as a "fantastic example of how analytics can have an impact on all our lives".

With this achievement, it is now the fourth time over the last six years that a Strathclyde graduate has won this award, creating an exciting motivation for the arriving Master students.

Published: 10 August 2017

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