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.
During one of Sunday’s sessions on high performance computing, and before speaking about solving Mixed Integer Linear Programs (MIPs) in parallel by using more than 40,000 cores, Yuji Shinano extended an invitation to contribute to the 2017 version of the Mixed Integer Programing LIBrary (MIPLIB). MIPLIB has had a great role in advancing development in […]
“Unless someone cares, a whole awful lot; things are not going to get better, they’re not.” – Dr. Suess I appreciate the many opportunities for INFORMS members to support charities – from INFORMS partnering with Nashville’s Safe Haven to Pro-Bono Analytics. I appreciated learning about the dreams and needs of local charities. Thanks to Joel […]
INFORMS meetings: you are not doing it right if you don’t realize that there was something cool that you missed by the end of the conference. Perhaps that does not hold for fellows, but for sure it does for those with, say, less than a dozen meetings. This is my list of “missed things” so […]
I attended a fascinating session yesterday on using OR to improve equity in allocating donated organs for transplants, because the current policy results in severe geographic disparities. The country is divided into regions, but the supply and demand are greatly unequal between regions. Baris Ata of the University of Chicago highlighted this disparity by relating Steve Jobs’ […]
Open bar! delicious desserts! the best cappuccino in town!