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 http://meetings.informs.org/SanDiego09/images/split%20pdfs/Tuesday.pdf starting on page 273.
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