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.
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 […]
*skip to the end for the 5 minute step you can take right now! I was delighted to attend the Pro Bono Analytics session on Monday and learn more about some local organizations and their needs that INFORMS Pro Bono Analytics volunteers will help address, as well as listen to a report of a great project already […]
Ok, sorry, but that headline was clickbait! I’m not going to take on here the question of defining analytics, but only because I’ve written about it before, blogging at last year’s Annual Meeting on this question and in a subsequent longer post elsewhere, Analytics, OR, data science and machine learning: what’s in a name? But I […]
In today’s plenary Surajeet Sen highlighted a missing V of big data “volatility” profoundly highlighted with a quote from Dantzig “The real problem is to be able to do planning under uncertainty” Sen urged us all to account for variance in our data analysis (with a quick nod to recent election results!). As a simulation […]