Tippie faculty recognized for outstanding contributions

Tippie faculty make their mark on business and society through their research, teaching, and service. External, institution-level, and collegiate awards recognize the contributions of these outstanding scholars.

External research honors

Tippie faculty research is regularly cited in both scholarly and popular publications, and receives multiple grants and awards each year.

Richard Peter - SCOR/EGRIE Young Economist Best Paper Award 
Richard Peter, associate professor of finance, was awarded the 2020 SCOR-EGRIE (European Group of Risk and Insurance Economists) Young Economist best paper award. The paper, “Separating ambiguity and ambiguity attitude with mean-preserving capacities: theory and applications,” was co-authored with Pascal Toquebef (Université Grenoble Alpes).

Barry Thomas - 2019 Glover-Klingman Prize
Barry Thomas was awarded the 2019 Glover-Klingman Prize for the best paper published in Networks in 2019. The paper, “An Exact Bidirectional A* Approach for Solving Resource-Constrained Shortest Path Problems,” was co-authored by Tobia Calogiuri and Mike Hewitt.

Associate Professor Ning Li - Early Career Scholar Award from The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Associate Professor Richard Peter - American Risk and Insurance Association’s 2020 Early Career Scholarly Achievement Award

Nick Street, Patrick Fan, Qihang Lin, Tong Wang - NSF Convergence Accelerator grant to improve accuracy of medical diagnosis
Nick Street (Co-PI) was awarded a collaborative grant titled “NSF Convergence Accelerator - Track D: ImagiQ: Asynchronous and Decentralized Federated Learning for Medical Imaging.” The research, led by Stephen Baek (PI), assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering, also includes investigators Patrick Fan, Qihang Lin, and Tong Wang from the business analytics department. External collaborative sites include Massachusetts General Hospital, Stanford University, University of Chicago, and Yale University.  

Nick Street - NIH/NINR grant to better understand co-morbidities in Alzheimer’s patients
Nick Street received funding as a co-investigator on an administrative supplement to the P20 award for the Center for Advancing Multimorbidity Science. The supplement is led by Nai-Ching Chi in the College of Nursing and will use computational methods to identify common, surprising, and costly combinations of co-morbidities in Alzheimer’s patients.  

Xun Zhou - sustainability research grant funding
Xun Zhou (PI), Corey Markfort (UI Civil Engineering), Ali Jannesari (ISU Computer Science), Charles Stanier (UI Biochemical Engineering). Smart Algal Blooms Detection and Forecasting through an AI-Powered UAV System. The Interdisciplinary, Scalable Solutions for a Sustainable Future (ISSSF) Seed Grant, University of Iowa. $40,000. 9/1/2020 - 8/31/2021.

Assistant Professor Daniel Newton - extension of NASA grant funding through December 2022
Daniel Newton explores how crew members experience deep levels of physical, cognitive, and affective engagement in tasks. He has previously shown that engagement in a task makes it difficult for crew members to disconnect cognitively from the task even after having physically switched to a different task. He now seeks to identify whether anticipated engagement in an upcoming task also has negative consequences for crew member motivation and effectiveness, and how crew schedules might accordingly be optimized.

Tom Gruca - Iowa Electronic Markets research mentioned in INVERSE.

Gautam Pant - research broadcasted on Radio Iowa’s statewide network
Gautam Pant, associate professor of Business Analytics, was interviewed by Radio Iowa for a story on his forthcoming paper titled, "The Effect of Virtual Tours on House Price and Time on Market," (with W. Yu, Z. Ma, J. Hu). The story was broadcasted on Radio Iowa's 72 stations statewide.

Michael Durney - research highlighted in Colombia Law School’s Blue Sky Blog, “How Investors Respond to CEO (In)Activism.”

Finance research featured in the Business Record
Finance faculty members Thomas Berry-Stoelzle, Richard Peter, and Thomas Rietz comment on their research in recent news articles in the Business Record.

Ann Campbell - research featured on KCRG
Professor Ann Campbell was featured on KCRG for her work helping companies prepare for automated deliveries. Robot deliveries could provide a safer and quicker option for home deliveries.

Tippie research awards

Early Career Faculty Research Award

This award was established by the Elected Faculty Council to recognize a faculty member’s contributions to research early in his or her academic career.

David and Lois Gardner Faculty Award for Mid-Career Excellence

This award was established by the Elected Faculty Council to recognize up to two associate professors who have had two years of outstanding research productivity.

Senior Faculty Research Award

This award recognizes associate or full professors and is based on excellence in theoretical or applied research.

Charles A. Taff Research Excellence Award

Recognizes a distinguished research record in one or more of the following areas: economics, logistics, transportation and distribution, computer science and information systems.