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.
In the words of one of the combined colloquia organizers, I was one of the “brave 16” yesterday. The teaching colloquium is often the smallest in attendance numbers, but also the only one that you can attend more than once. If you enjoyed attending other colloquia in the past, and deep inside you know that […]
Thanks to the generosity of our members and the hard work of the INFORMS marketing staff, we raised $7,000 or so for our “microvolunteering” activity this year. We are partnering with Star of Hope, a local nonprofit, to provide small toiletry kits, along with cards of encouragement, to their clientele, who are homeless. The cards […]
GAMS is my favorite modeling language. Here’s some updates from the developers: On Sunday, October 22, from 4.30 pm to 6.00 pm folks at GAMS will give a talk on “High Performance Computing with GAMS” in session SD77 – room 372F. BEAM-ME is a project addressing the need for new and improved solution approaches for energy system […]
If you’ve never been to the INFORMS Annual Meeting before, it’s big. There’ll be almost 6,000 attendees and more than 80 concurrent sessions. So here are some tips to help you get the most out of attending the Annual Meeting. If you are giving a talk,make sure to double-check which session you’re scheduled in. There […]