Ton Dieker won the prestigious Erlang Prize at the 2012 INFORMS Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ on October 15. The Prize, which is awarded every two years by the Applied Probability Society, recognizes Dieker?s outstanding contributions to several areas, including the theory of stochastic processes, stochastic networks, and stochastic analysis of algorithms. The Erlang Prize is awarded to a young researcher who has made outstanding contributions to applied probability. It is a prestigious award, providing recognition for exceptional achievement in the early stage of one's career. The prize consists of a plaque and a $1,000 check.