Schedule

All listed times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST), but all content will be available on demand and will remain accessible for three months after the Virtual 2020 INFORMS Annual Meeting.  

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Saturday, November 7

Time Event
8:30am–3:15pm EST 12th INFORMS Conference on Information Systems & Technology (CIST)
9am-4:30pm EST INFORMS Workshop on Data Mining & Decision Analytics
10am–6pm EST 4th INFORMS Workshop on Data Science
11am–8:30pm EST INFORMS Combined Colloquia
12noon–6:45pm EST Early Career Teachers’ Network (ECTN) Workshop

Sunday, November 8

Time Event
8:30am–1:30pm EST 12th INFORMS Conference on Information Systems & Technology (CIST)
12noon-3pm EST Exhibit Hall Opens
12noon-12:15pm EST Welcome by INFORMS President
  Welcome and Committee Thank You by Co-chairs and Introduction to Plenary Speaker
12:15-1:15pm EST Opening Plenary: Sheldon Jacobson, Operations Research and Public Policy: Making a Difference
1-3pm EST Poster Sessions and Competition
1:15-2:30pm EST Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
2:35pm EST Interview of Elena Gerstmann, INFORMS Executive Director by Glenn Wegryn, University of Cincinnati, before the INFORMS Membership Meeting in the Special Events Hall
2:45-3:45pm EST INFORMS Membership Meeting
4-5pm EST Community Business Meetings & Special Events
5-6pm EST Mentoring Happy Hour

Monday, November 9

Time Event
7am EST On Demand Content from Previous Day is Available
8-10am EST Release of On Demand Contributed Presentations
9-11am EST LIVE Technology Workshops
10:50am EST Interview with Ariela Sofer, George Mason University, and Michael Fu, University of Maryland Smith School, by Glenn Wegryn, University of Cincinnati, in the theatre
10-11am EST Chat with Contributed Presenters
11am-5pm EST Exhibits and Career Center Open
11am-12noon EST Plenary Panel Discussion: Forecasting Models for the COVID-19 Pandemic; Moderator: Anne Robinson; Panelists: Julie Swann, Retsef Levi, Nicholas Reich, Nicoleta Serban
12noon-12:30pm EST Networking Break
12noon-2pm EST LIVE Technology Workshops
12:30-1:45pm EST Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
1:45-2pm EST Break
2-3:15pm EST Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
3-5pm EST LIVE Technology Workshops
3:15-3:30pm EST Interview of Glen Wegryn, University of Cincinnati, by Ashley Kilgore, INFORMS Communications Manager, in the theatre
3:30-4:30pm EST Keynote: Elad Hazan, Optimization and Machine Learning
3:30-4:30pm EST Keynote: Guru Pundoor, Evolution of Retail Supply Chains- A Practitioner’s Perspective
4:30-5:45pm EST Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
5:45-6:45pm EST Community Business Meetings & Special Events

Tuesday, November 10

Time Event
7am EST On Demand Content from Previous Day is Available
8-10am EST Release of On Demand Contributed Presentations
9-11am EST LIVE Technology Workshops
10-11am EST Chat with Contributed Presenters
10:50am EST Interview with Anna Nagurney, John F. Smith Memorial Professor, Department of Operations and Information Management in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in the theatre
11am-5pm EST Exhibits and Career Center Open
11am-12noon EST Plenary: Nancy Potok, The Future of Federal Statistics and the Role of the Chief Statistician
12noon-12:30pm EST Networking Break
12noon-2pm EST LIVE Technology Workshops
12:30-1:45pm EST Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
1:45-2pm EST Break
2-3:15pm EST Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
3-5pm EST LIVE Technology Workshops
3:15 EST Interview with Illya Hicks, Rice University, in the theatre
3:30-4:30pm EST Keynote: Peter Glynn, Philip McCord Morse Lecturer: Statistics, Stochastics, and Service Operations
3:30-4:30pm EST Keynote: Simon Lee, What We Wish Application Engineers Knew About Analytics
3:30-4:30pm EST Keynote: UPS Prize Winner, Queens University Smith School of Business, Building a World-Class Analytics Ecosystem
4:30-5:45pm EST Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
5:45-6:45pm EST Community Business Meetings & Special Events

Wednesday, November 11

Time Event
7am EST On Demand Content from Previous Day is Available
8-10am EST Release of On Demand Contributed Presentations
9-11am EST LIVE Technology Workshops
10-11am EST Chat with Contributed Presenters
10:45am EST Part 1- Interview with Jorge Cham, creator of “PHD Comics”, by Ashley Kilgore, INFORMS Communications Manager, in the theatre. (Part 2 can be viewed in the lobby.)
11am-5pm EST Exhibits and Career Center Open
11am-12noon EST Plenary: Mike Watson, AI is the Right Term for Our INFORMS Profession
12noon-12:30pm EST Networking Break
12noon-2pm EST LIVE Technology Workshops
12:30-1:45pm EST Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
1:45-2pm EST Break
2-3:15pm EST Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
3-5pm EST LIVE Technology Workshops
3:15pm EST Interview with Cindy Barnhart, Chancellor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, by Glenn Wegryn, University of Cincinnati, in the theatre
3:30-4:30pm EST Keynote: Maria Mayorga, From Patient to Population: Integrating Personalized Medicine and Public Health
3:30-4:30pm EST Keynote: Yianni Gamvros, Quantum Computing and Optimization
4:30-5:45pm EST Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
6-6:45pm EST INFORMS Awards Ceremony

Thursday, November 12

Time Event
7am EST On Demand Content from Previous Day is Available
8-10am EST Release of On Demand Contributed Presentations
9-11am EST LIVE Technology Workshops
10-11am EST Chat with Contributed Presenters
10:45am EST Interview with Pinar Keskinocak, President of INFORMS, in the theatre
11am-5pm EST Exhibits and Career Center Open
11am-12noon EST Keynote: Linda Burtch, The New Normal? COVID-19’s Impact on the Analytics Landscape & Developing Trends
11am-12noon EST Keynote: Matteo Fischetti, IFORS Distinguished Lecturer, Mathematical Optimization for Social Distancing
12noon-12:30pm EST Networking Break
12noon-2pm EST LIVE Technology Workshops
12:30-1:45pm EST Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
1:45-2pm EST Break
2-3:15pm EST Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
3-5pm EST LIVE Technology Workshops
3:15pm EST Interview with Karl Kempf, Senior Fellow and Director of Decision Engineering at Intel Corporation, by Glen Wegryn
3:30-4:30pm EST Keynote: Barry Nelson, Rebooting Simulation for Big Data, Big Computing and Big Consequences
3:30-4:30pm EST Keynote: Edelman Award Winner, Intel, Intel Realizes $25 Billion by Applying Advanced Analytics from Product Architecture Design through Supply Chain Planning
4:30-5:45pm EST Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
5:45-6:45pm EST Community Business Meetings & Special Events

Friday, November 13

Time Event
7am EST On Demand Content from Previous Day is Available
8-10am EST Release of On Demand Contributed Presentations
9-11am EST LIVE Technology Workshops
10-11am EST Chat with Contributed Presenters
10:50am EST Interview with Jeff Cohen, INFORMS Director of Public Affairs and Marketing, by Glen Wegryn in the theater
11am-5pm EST Exhibits and Career Center Open
11am-12noon EST Keynote: David Simchi-Levi, Statistical Learning in Operations: The Interplay between Online and Offline Learning
11am-12noon EST Keynote: Wagner Prize Winner
12noon-12:30pm EST Networking Break
12noon-2pm EST LIVE Technology Workshops
12:30-1:45pm EST Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
1:45-2pm EST Break
2-3:15pm EST Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A
3-5pm EST LIVE Technology Workshops
3:15-3:30pm EST Break
3:30-4:30pm EST Keynote: Richard Tapia, Underrepresentation in STEM: A Danger to the Health of the Nation
4:30-5:45pm EST Pre-recorded Technical Sessions with Live Q&A