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.
This morning I work up extra early and marched in the darkness to the Convention Center for our 7:30AM session on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief. This was a first for me – speaking that early at an INFORMS conference. The session was terrific and many thanks to the Co-Chairs: Erica Gralla of GWU, and […]
Indian Railways: A Great way to See India Trains are a great way to see and understand India and experience its pluralism, dharma civilization and culture. The railways reach many remote parts of the country. Dharampal, the legendary Indian historian of Indian science triggered a movement that has inspired many Indians in STEM disciplines to […]
The winner of the 2017 Wagner Prize competition is Lehigh University with their entry Inmate Assignment Decision Support System (IADSS). Lehigh University engineering students and their professors create program, save prison systems millions. You are invited to attend the Wagner Reprise on Tuesday, October 24, from 3:40-4:30 pm in the convention center, Grand Ballroom […]
Jill Wilson, the VP for Education, lead the first meeting of the newly created Education Strategy Committe this morning. The goal of this committe is to oversee the activities of the other education committes and think strategically about how our efforts are supporting INFORMS goals. Do you have any ideas about information or resources that […]