Today’s winner of the Interactive Session is…

by Erica Klampfl on October 12th, 2009

The Interactive Session is off to a great start!  Thank you very much to all of the presenters for high quality poster submissions.  There was stiff competition for the winner of today’s Interactive Session, but we are happy to congratulate Turgay Ayer from the University of Wisconsin and his colleagues Oguzhan Alagoz, Natasha Stout, and Elizabeth Burnside for winning Monday’s poster award of $750.  Please see the title and abstract for this poster below:

Operations Research for Early Diagnosis of Breast Cancer: Breast cancer is the most common cancer and second leading cause of death among US women. When detected early through screening, the disease is effectively curable. Although mammography is the most common screening modality, its false negative and false positive rates are high. We build an artificial neural network (ANN) to improve the accuracy of risk prediction in mammography reading and a partially observable Markov decision process(POMDP) model to optimize mammography decisions.

 We are looking forward to tomorrow’s competition, so please join us from 12:30 – 1:30 in Exhibit Hall H!  You can check out the abstracts for the posters ahead of time at starting on page 273.

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1 Comment
  1. Thank you Erica for posting the result so fast. I have taken a photo of the beautiful winning poster. Please take a look at here:

    I also want to thank all the judges who have done a great job evaluating the posters. Specially, I want to thank Jennifer (Jie) Zhang from Univ of Texas at Arlington for substituting the judge who was not able to able to make it. At last, I want to thank all the authors for their great work!

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