Yesterday, Sunday 10 April, I had the priviledge of watching the INFORMS Professional Colloquium unfold for 22 students from 17 universities. More than half a year of planning on the part of 15 ORMS/Analytics professionals from 12 companies in all sectors of OR practice went into putting on this event. Many kudos are due the committee members for all of the hard work they contributed to make this, the seventh IPC, the most successful ever. It was an honor to work with this great group of folks! Check out the committee on the conference website.
Many of the IPC participants are actively looking for jobs. Take a close look at them — they were individually nominated for this prestigious event by their professors or university program administrators — they represent the best of the graduating graduate students in the class of 2011 and 2012. It was a distinct pleasure to work with such a great group of smart, motivated and highly-qualified students.