Phoenix, AZ October 14-17


 

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Daily Schedule

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12
6:00pm-8:00pm Combined Colloquia (TEC, FAC, FPC)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13
7:30am-4:30pm Combined Colloquia
8:00am-5:30pm DM-HI Workshop
8:00am-5:00pm CIST Conference
9:00am-5:30pm Vendor (Exhibitor) Workshops
4:00pm-7:00pm Registration Opens
5:00pm-6:00pm INFORMS Membership Meeting
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14
7:00am-5:00pm Registration, Email Center, Free Internet
8:00am-9:30am Technical Sessions (SA)
8:00am-5:30pm CIST Conference
9:30am-10:00am Coffee Break
10:00am-10:50am Welcome/Plenary: Richard J. O’Lear
11:00am-12:30pm Technical Sessions (SB)
12:00pm-5:00pm Exhibits, Job Fair, Email, Wireless
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch Break (on your own)
1:30pm-3:00pm Technical Sessions (SC)
3:10pm-4:00pm Keynotes: George Poste & 2012 Edelman Winner
4:00pm-4:30pm Coffee Break
4:30pm-6:00pm Technical Sessions (SD)
6:15pm-7:15pm INFORMS Community Business Meetings
7:30pm-9:00pm Welcome Reception – Exhibits
8:30pm-9:45pm Awards Ceremony & Dessert Reception
MONDAY, OCTOBER 15
7:00am-5:00pm Registration
8:00am-9:30am Technical Sessions (MA)
9:00am-5:00pm Exhibits, Job Placement, Email, Wireless
9:30am-10:00am Coffee Break
10:00am-10:50am Plenary: Philip McCord Morse Lecture, William R. Pulleyblank
11:00am-12:30pm Technical Sessions (MB)
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch Break (on your own)
12:30pm-2:30pm Interactive Session
1:30pm-3:00pm Technical Sessions (MC)
3:10pm-4:00pm Keynotes: Alan Gara, Wallace J. Hopp
4:00pm-4:30pm Coffee Break
4:30pm-6:00pm Technical Sessions (MD)
6:15pm-7:15pm INFORMS Community Business Meetings
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16
7:00am-5:00pm Registration
8:00am-9:30am Technical Sessions (TA)
9:00am-5:00pm Exhibits, Job Placement, Email, Wireless
9:30am-10:30am Coffee Break
10:00am-10:50am Plenary: Omega Rho Distinguished Lecture, Edward C. Prescott
11:00am-12:30pm Technical Sessions (TB)
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch Break (on your own)
12:30pm-2:30pm Interactive Session
1:30pm-3:00pm Technical Sessions (TC)
3:10pm-4:00pm Keynotes: IFORS Distinguished Lecture—Paolo Toth; Christopher B. Lofgren; UPS George D. Smith Prize Winner—Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan
4:00pm-4:30pm Coffee Break
4:30pm-6:00pm Technical Sessions (TD)
6:15pm-7:15pm INFORMS Community Business Meetings
7:00pm-10:00pm General Reception
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17
7:30am-3:30pm Registration
8:00am-9:30am Technical Sessions (WA)
9:00am-1:00pm Exhibits
9:00am-3:00pm Job Placement, Email, Wireless
9:30am-10:00am Coffee Break
10:00am-10:50am Keynotes: 2012 Daniel H. Wagner Prize Presentation, & Caryl Brzymialkiewicz
11:00am-12:30pm Technical Sessions (WB)
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm-3:00pm Technical Sessions (WC)
3:00pm-3:20pm Coffee Break
3:20pm-4:50pm Technical Sessions (WD)
5:00pm-5:50pm SMDM Plenary: Mark Roberts

 

Plenaries and Keynotes

Computational Challenges and Opportunities in Personalized Medicine

George Poste, Arizona State University

Rapid progress in systems biology and molecular analytical platforms offers the promise of major gains in the detection, treatment and prevention of diseases and for targeting therapeutic interventions to match the molecular and pharmacogenetic profiles of individual patients (personalized medicine). Whole genome sequencing and other molecular diagnostics, next-generation body imaging and miniaturized on-body:in-body sensors will assume increasing importance in the healthcare value chain as powerful platforms for precision diagnosis, selection of optimum treatment, treatment compliance and remote monitoring of individual health status.


Analytics for a Networked World

William R. Pulleyblank, U.S. Military Academy

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Pulleyblank's presentation discusses several emerging problems for applied mathematics, operations research, and the management sciences and the possible consequences of their solutions. These will include applications in healthcare, business management and making real-time decisions in the face of uncertainty.


O.R. Applications for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

Richard J. O'Lear, Department of Defense

O'Lear's presentation updates the Defense Science Board report that emphasizes the value of O.R. and its power as a tool to help prove the quality of intelligence , surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR.) It describes the inconsistency of O.R. use in making ISR decisions and the types of changes that could improve the efficiency and effectiveness of O.R. applications in the ISR decision making process. It also identifies some of the critical attributes for achieving success using OR tools to make ISR decisions.


American Manufacturing:  Fading or Phoenix

Wallace Hopp, University of Michigan

By most measures, manufacturing has been shrinking as a part of the U.S. economy for decades. Prevailing opinion among economists is that this represents a natural, even beneficial, progression toward a post-industrial economy. In contrast, politicians continue to be fond of factory photo ops and soaring rhetoric about the revitalization of American manufacturing. So what is the truth? How important is manufacturing to the economy of a developed country? How healthy is the U.S. manufacturing sector? Is a new era of manufacturing dawning? What factors will determine success in the manufacturing landscape of the future? To address these questions, Hopp examines the economic data and argues that manufacturing in the U.S. is both more central to the economy and more cost competitive than commonly thought. But he also notes that a wide swath of the manufacturing sector is at risk, largely due to non-economic factors. Hopp discusses the implications of these findings for practice and policy, and highlights research questions where operations research scholars can play important roles in understanding and shaping the future of the manufacturing industry.



Principles to Successfully Navigate the Vortex of Innovation

Christopher B. Lofgren, PhD, President and CEO, Schneider National, Inc.

At the heart of innovation is change. Human beings and organizations are predisposed to resist change. Therefore, leadership and management play key roles in successfully delivering innovative solutions. This presentation highlights simple principles for guiding the creation and implementation of innovative solutions to challenging problems facing OR/MS practitioners. Examples will be given on how these principles were applied to, and shaped, solutions created and implemented by the Engineering Organization at Schneider National, Inc.