Thanks for everyone who came to the INFORMS official introduction of the INFORMS Analytics Body of Knowledge (INFORMS ABOK). The turnout was fantastic, and it was gratifying to see strong interest in this publication. I encourage you to stop by the Wiley booth in the exhibit hall today to take a look at the first edition of the INFORMS ABOK!
Posts by Jim Cochran:
In a session today at 2:00 pm in room 132B of the North Building of the Convention Center, several members will discuss how you can organize a Train the Trainers session for high school mathematics teachers. This session is based on the very successful program that Ken Chelst has run for several years. In this session, you will learn about the process for organizing a workshop for high school mathematics teachers on integrating operations research into their curricula. We will discuss the process and strategies, and we will present an abbreviated version of an active learning oriented linear programming module (and participants will have an opportunity to play with Legos!) that has been used in these workshops. I hope to see many of you their and at the general reception tonight at the Arizona Science Center.
Today I am looking forward to the public introduction of the INFORMS Analytics Body of Knowledge (ABOK). We are very excited about this book, which is intended to enable readers at all levels of experience in analytics to understand the wide variety of perspectives on analytics held by various organizations, practitioners, researchers, and academicians. INFORMS will host a ceremony to publicly introduce the INFORMS ABOK (which you may have already seen at the Wiley booth in the exhibit hall) at 4:00 pm today at the INFORMS booth in the exhibit hall. Refreshments will be served. I hope to see many of you there.
We have two very interesting finalists for the 2018 INFORMS Case Competition. The authors of these cases will present their work in a session at 11:00 AM today in 132B of the Convention Center North Building. I hope to see many of you there!