Houston, Here We Come! Welcome to the 2017 INFORMS Annual Meeting
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As the largest city in both the south and southwest, Houston is proof that everything in Texas is bigger. Houston is considered the healthcare and energy center of the U.S., as well as home to the hub of human spaceflight, NASA’s Johnson Space Center, which has become synonymous with the now infamous message, “Houston, we have a problem.” Now more than four decades later, INFORMS will be sharing an entirely different message with the city, “Houston, we SOLVE problems,” when analytics and operations research professionals and academics from around the world will gather to share research and ground breaking ideas at the 2017 INFORMS Annual Meeting.
If you made it to the member meeting (a.k.a. pre-party) on Tuesday, you may have heard Executive Director Melissa Moore mention the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative at INFORMS. If not, consider yourself on notice. When I first heard of it, I was supportive (like most members, I assume), but figured that I did not […]
One of my absolutely favorite events of the Annual INFORMS Conference is the WORMS (Women in Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Awards Luncheon that takes place on the Tuesday of the conference. Not only do we reconnect with colleagues from around the globe at the event (I sat next to a colleague from Singapore […]
Many of us are missing class to be here. Depending on what tasks we left behind (sorry about the test, BA265!), our students may be enjoying our absence. I’m sure most of us feel that we become better researchers and teachers in the long-term as a result of being here. But perhaps our students aren’t […]
Do you work in Business or Industry or Government or are you interested in nonacademic pursuits? Then come to the Business Meeting/Reception of the Practice Section of INFORMS this afternoon at 5 pm. Appetizers, drinks, and great networking opportunities can be yours at the Tejas Grill & Sports Bar (1201 Lamar; three or four blocks […]