December 2014 Student Simulation Competition Winners

Cowboy Nation Simulation
Pitt IE 14

Summary of the Problem:

We will be evaluating a new airport service combining free parking with a car rental service. We need to evaluate the logistics and economics of the idea to ensure that it is a good investment.

Judging Criteria:

The judging was based on:

  • Quality/clarity of the presentation
  • Analysis/use of input data
  • Modeling detail/approach
  • Model internal documentation
  • Verification and Validation
  • Quality of animation
  • Experimentation/exploration of alternatives
  • Analysis of results
  • Quality of the recommendations
  • Overall quality of the project and Executive Summary

For more detail, see the Contest Judging Criteria.

Judging Panel:

The judging panel consisted of judges from leading universities from United States, Japan, and Sweden, a commercial consulting firm and Simio employees. Simio identified the Top 8 then the external judges ranked the Top 8 based off the above criteria.


First Place - Cowboy Nation Simulation Team

Oklahoma State University

Second Place - Pitt IE 14 Team

University of Pittsburgh

Third - ESEN HAF Team

Escuela Superior de Economía y Negocios (ESEN)

Top 8 & Honorable Mention