Welcome to Nashville!
Welcome to the 2016 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Nashville! Academics, industry experts, students, INFORMS members, and representatives of government agencies join together in the OR/MS event of the year. Listen to intriguing plenary and semi-plenary presentations; panel discussions; tutorials; and some of the thousands of oral and poster presentations.
We hope you enjoy your time in “Music City” sharing your expertise and experiences with fellow attendees. We encourage you be an active member of the INFORMS community and network by meeting new people and reconnecting with colleagues.
The WORMS (Women in Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Awards Luncheon took place yesterday and it was fabulous. Interestingly, I have had quite a few emails from male members of INFORMS thinking that this is a “for women only” activity, which is not true. In fact, I had heard about WORMS years ago from […]
(Since many bloggers already pointed out good sides of the meeting, I am bringing a dark side. ) Attending INFORMS Annual meeting is always great. Even though the technical sessions are the biggest part of the conference, meeting old school friends, Tweeps, and some new people make me keep coming to INFORMS annual meeting […]
With only a quick glance through the plethora of parallel sessions at this year’s INFORMS Annual Meetings you can start to get a sense for the variety of application areas in which ORMS can be and has been used to make an impact. While most of us are aware of the opportunities and challenges for […]
In Tuesday’s plenary talk by Prof. Suvrajeet Sen at the INFORMS Annual Conference in Nashville, I learned that the great George Dantzig was also a statistician who spoke about the importance of solving planning problems under uncertainty. During a coffee break, I got thinking about famous people with not so well known OR connections. Take Srinivasa […]
So, you’ve been paying for that regional chapter for years now. How has it been going? The INFORMS Subdivision Council is interested in improving member experience in their regional chapters. Now is a great opportunity to think about what you would like to get from your regional chapter! Tell us what makes regional chapters great […]