By Yeawon Yoo The session titled, “Aggregation of Preference Data” was held Tuesday afternoon – the last day of the INFORMS Annual Meeting. Even though the session was held at the last time slot, the room was full of many audience members and discussions. The session chair, Adolfo Escobedo from Arizona State University, opened the session […]
In his keynote presentation, “Energy Market Distribution and Transition Through Advanced Analytics,” Jorge Calzada of National Grid in Boston, MA, discussed applications of advanced analytics in the energy industry. The energy industry, one of the last industries to adopt advanced analytics, is currently in the midst of a great transition, after a very stable period […]
By Yeawon Yoo The INFORMS Minority Issues Forum provided a session titled, “Job search strategies for academic positions” chaired by Eduardo Perez from Texas State University. The following is the list of panelists: Mingzhou Jin (Professor of the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville), Clara Novoa (Associate professor at Texas […]
By Zulqarnain Haider The speaker-packed session on models and methods for network design was about freight logistics and supply chain problems modelled as service network design problems. The first talk by Mingyao Qi from Tsinghua University, China was about robust service network design under demand uncertainty. The presenter started the talk by mentioning the problem of […]
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INFORMS Pro Bono Analytics has partnered with St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, a food bank and distribution network, and coordinated a volunteering initiative for INFORMS Annual Meeting Attendees to build meal bags for Phoenix’s homeless population helping make a positive impact in our host city. Your support will allow us to purchase necessary items and build meal bags that will be distributed on the streets of Phoenix to those who need them most.