Agenda

Join us for the virtual INFORMS Regional Analytics Conference on September 24–25. The conference will cover topics such as risk-based thinking, ethics in analytics, election analytics, and ethical and racial justice.  After registering online you will receive a Zoom link to access for the live presentations.

Thursday, September 24

  • 10am CST

    Welcome & Introductions

    Vinod Cheriyan, INFORMS Chicago Chapter President
    Madhuri Gupta, INFORMS Chicago Chapter Vice President

  • 10:10am CST

    Keynote Speaker - Risk-Based Thinking

    How Risk-based Thinking can Inform Decision Making in a COVID-19 World
    Dr. Sheldon H. Jacobson,University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

  • 10:55am CST

    Break

  • 11:05am CST

    Election Analytics

    Applying Moneyball Techniques to the 2020 Election: A 3rd Party Case Study
    Dave Schrader, Dr. Dave Enterprises



  • 11:35am CST

    Break

  • 11:45am CST

    Election Analytics

    Frankenstien for President?
    James Cochran, The University of Alabama



  • 12:15pm CST

    Break

  • 12:25pm CST

    Panel Discussion

    Analytics to the Rescue: Ethically
    Michael P. Johnson, University of Massachusetts Boston; 
    Obi Ndu, KPMG; and
    Narasimhan (NS) Krishnan, AIMMS

  • 1:10pm CST

    Day 1 Summary

    Vinod Cheriyan, INFORMS Chicago Chapter President
    Madhuri Gupta, INFORMS Chicago Chapter Vice President

  • 1:20pm CST

    Networking Mixer

Friday, September 25