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.
*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 […]
One of the dilemmas at INFORMS is trying to figure out which sessions to attend. Usually, one fills out their schedule with topics that adhere closely to one’s research/teaching interests. But for those spaces in your schedule where there isn’t a clear fit, we look for wildcard sessions, ones that may not fit direct interests. […]
Yesterday evening, we attended one of my favorite events at the Annual INFORMS Conference – the award ceremony recognizing INFORMS Student Chapters for their activities. The event was led by Professor Michael Johnson of UMass Boston and VP for Chapters/Fora. The student chapters that were being recognized for their activities had received a nice email […]