Data Scientist, James Waugh was recently awarded the ‘Young Practitioner Prize’, by the Operations Research Society of New Zealand (ORSNZ), at the 2014 Joint NZSA & ORSNZ annual conference.  

The prize was for a vehicle routing problem applied to waste collection, titled "Efficient Waste Collection". 

The Young Practitioner Prize is judged by a panel of industry leaders and academics. James has also just won the Cecil M Segedin Prize in Engineering Science, 2014 for the same project work! 

James joined Harmonic Analytics in November 2014, after recently completing a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree in Engineering Science at the University of Auckland.  He brings real-world experience to his role, having interned at a number of Professional Services firms during the course of his studies.  His interests include optimisation, vehicle routing, scheduling and logistics.

James is a welcome addition to the team, and will be assisting on key client projects such as Wellington City Council and NEC.