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.
You can’t tell from the photo, but Sunday’s registration line was moving pretty quickly. Apparently that stuff about single queue, multiple server being superior to parallel queues was right after all. Pro tip (for future reference): Typing your name and searching is usually faster than looking up your confirmation number (unless your last name is […]
I am sure that you were all looking forward to our INFORMS Houston conference with a lot of anticipation and perhaps with a bit of anxiety, given the impacts of Hurricane Harvey. Yesterday, when I arrived in downtown Houston and saw the stunning conference venue of the Convention Center complete with banners and INFORMS welcome […]
I wouldn’t call myself a sucker for new technology devices, but I’ve paid my share of the early adopter tax over the years. One of the most frustrating and interesting devices I’ve followed are brain-computer headsets, an extreme example of wearable technology. Somehow I’ve purchased a non-zero, non-singular number of these over the years. These […]
The diversity of topics present within the Dantzig Award session is amazing – from deep learning geographic resource allocation to electricity, personalized inventory assortments, and fullfillent. The winner is announced tonight!