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.
Both Guru Banavar’s plenary on Sunday and Margaret Brandeau’s today put health(care) center stage. Exciting area to be working in these days – from cognitive computing to data-driven public health decision making, the future looks promising! Many challenges remain, however, and yesterday, several very successful researchers offered their tips for “getting work done in healthcare”: […]
What could be more pleasant than seeing colleagues from around the globe at our great INFORMS conference? Operations researchers have taken over Nashville and it is a delight to be greeted by hellos and hugs at every turn. Extra special is having so many of my former PhD students from UMass Amherst here, a total […]
I was sitting in an INFORMS talk on analyzing textual data from a funded project on studying HIV/AIDS responses. HIV/AIDS is a much less controversial topic than it used to be, thankfully. But it made me wonder, what is the most controversial talk being given at INFORMS this week? Whether it be in terms of […]
I made it a point to attend the two Doing Good with Good OR sessions yesterday (Sunday). As in recent years, the presentations showed off impressive work, by students, on meaningful problems. It’s always gratifying to see another generation of students finding ways to use OR and analytics to contribute to society. I’m really glad […]
I had a chance to experience a very busy day at the first day of the conference. Among all the great presentations, IFORS Distinguished Lecture was the one that impressed me the most. IFORS Distinguished Lecture was given by Rolf H. Mohring of Beijing Institute for Scientific and Engineering Computing. The talk was about optimization of […]