About three years ago, the Operational Research Society in the UK created a Pro Bono Analytics initiative, pairing volunteer analysts with “third sector” (nonprofit) organizations seeking help. It has been a roaring success.
INFORMS has now started its own Pro Bono Analytics program. There are several related sessions at the meeting:
- a talk by David Hunt (“Introducing Pro Bono Analytics”) during the “Community-Based Operations Research I” technical session (Monday, 11:00am-12:30pm, Marriott 413);
- a Pro Bono Analytics panel discussion (Monday, 4:30-6:00pm, Marriott level 5, Salon I);
- an infORmational session (Tuesday, 9:30-10:00am, at the INFORMS Center in Exhibit Hall A).
Don’t know about you, but count me there.