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Doctoral Fellows

The center bridges theory and practice by placing a doctoral student in a company to work on a project designed by the student and a faculty member. The center sponsors applied research by doctoral students in a variety of organizations. Students have the opportunity to use company data to validate academic hypotheses, increasing their exposure to industry problems and enhancing the relevance of their research.

In May 28, 2014 the current fellows (including a student awarded in 2012)  presented their findings to Faculty and PhD students. From left to right: Nelson Fraiman, Hua Zheng, Carlos Abad, Daniela Saban, Juan Chaneton, Jun Kyung Auh, Nicholas Reinholtz and Gabriel Weintraub.

Projects selected in 2014:

Projects selected in 2013:

Doctoral Fellows Guidelines 2013 (PDF)

Projects selected in 2012:

Projects selected in 2011:

To know more about the selected projects, please click here.


Deming Cup 2014 Call for Nominations

Nominations are accepted until June 15, 2014

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A judging committee, led by co-chairs Terry Lundgren (Chairman, President and CEO, Macy’s Inc., 2012 Deming Cup Winner), Sergio Marchionne (Chairman and CEO, Chrysler Group LLC; CEO, Fiat SpA, 2011 Deming Cup Winner) and Paul O’Neill (72nd Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, former Chairman and CEO, Alcoa), will evaluate the nominees. The winner will be honored at a dinner on October 28, 2014 at Columbia University.


To nominate an individual fill in this form.

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Deming Cup 2013

Read the highlights and learn more about the 2013 Deming Cup Award Ceremony.



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