I wish I could have stayed on wednesday to catch these two sessions in particular. I’m highlighting them because I know the speakers will entertain and enlighten you since they are easy to listen to (strong communicators) and also are intelligent creative gifted analysts.
First session WA track 49 is held in C - level 2 room 10
The machine learning and Business Intelligence session includes a paper by KDD cup winner and Edeleman finalist Claudia Perlich. Dr Perlich is an active participant in the data mining workshop held the saturday before our annual meeting officially starts. Even if machine learning is not your “niche” , You will gain from listening to this ANALYTICS talk as you spice up your INFORMS conference.
The last session of the day WD 24 features decision support analysis for public safety and emergency response - Also in the Convention center - level 4 room19A.
Doug Samuleson will be giving a quick tutorial on agent based simulation and show his model with visual 3D graphics. One of Dr Samulson’s invention is the Predictive Dialing model which has been implemented in call centers across the globe. This is your opportunity to see the man behind the words displayed in the story on the last page of ORMS Today - ORacle
The plenary given by Dr Paul Jensen on Spreadsheets and OR will be an eye opener for many. This INFORMS fellow and retired UT professor is enjoying life in “retirement” by updating Operations Research Models and Methods. This website has downloadable Excel Add-Ins and Demo files with data and solutions to accompany the mathematical descriptions for over 40 different modeling techniques - and the # continues to grow!
To be fair - there are MANY many good presenters and valuable talks going on this last day. in Fact - we could say that the BEST were saved for the last.
Enjoy every last minute of the conference!