Dr. Manmohan Aseri, PhD ’18, earned the Naveen Jindal School of Management’s Best Dissertation Award at the third annual Excellence in Graduate Education Award Ceremony held April 18. Presented by The University of Texas at Dallas Office of Graduate Education, awards are given for each of the seven schools that award doctoral degrees.
“I am deeply honored by receiving this award,” Aseri, who earned a doctorate in management science with a concentration in information systems, said. “The PhD program at JSOM in UT Dallas in one of the best in the world. It was an absolute pleasure to be surrounded by such smart people. The training that I received under my advisors has helped me immensely in my academic career.”
Each of the schools at UT Dallas develops its own process for selecting the winners. At the Jindal School the winner is selected by faculty in the candidate’s program. The PhD committee at the Jindal School selected Aseri’s doctoral dissertation, “Strategic Challenges in the Digital Advertising Ecosystem,” as the JSOM winner. Each winner is presented with a $1,000 honorarium and a certificate at the reception.
Man“Manhoman’s dissertation combined advanced operations research and economics models to solve real problems,” said Dr. Vijay Mookerjee, Charles and Nancy Davidson Chair and PhD coordinator in the Information Systems Area at JSOM. “In one of his essays, we were able to apply the solution to solve a procurement problem faced by Cidewalk, a mobile ad delivery firm operating in the Boston area.”
Because Aseri is currently the Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Technologies at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, he was unable to attend the ceremony. Dr. Harpreet Singh, assistant professor of information systems and a member of Aseri’s PhD committee, accepted the award on his behalf.
— Jimmie R. Markham