EURO Distinguished Service Award

The EURO Distinguished Service Award (EDSA) [formerly known as EURO Distinguished Service Medal*] was approved by the Executive Committee in July 2006. The EDSA should honour extraordinary efforts in recognition of distinguished service to EURO and to the profession of OR. The award is officially bestowed in conjunction with a EURO-k Conference, if there is a suitable candidate. The laureate receives the EURO Distinguished Service Award and a diploma. Only one award may be made on each occasion.

*The award was renamed to better reflect the fact that the physical award has always been an engraved crystal desk ornament rather than a medal.


The 2022 EURO Distinguished Service Award is presented to:

Cathal MacSwiney Brugha

Emeritus Professor of Decision Analytics, University College Dublin


The EDSA 2022 jury consisted of Lidija Zadnik-Stirn (chair), Michel Bierlaire, Daniele Vigo, Gudrun Kiesmüller, Zrinka Lukańá.

The presentation was made at the opening session of the EURO 2022 Conference in Espoo (Finland).

Jury of the EURO Distinguished Service Award 2024

  • Michel Bierlaire (Switzerland) - chair
  • Daniele Vigo (Italy)
  • Sally Brailsford (UK)
  • Josef Jablonský (Czech Republic)
  • Metin Türkay (Turkey)

The period for nominations for the 2024 EDSA is not yet open. It will be announced in October 2023.

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