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All attendees receive free access to the INFORMS 2016 TutORials in Operations Research online content concurrently with the meeting. Registrants of the 2016 INFORMS Annual Meeting have online access to the 2016 chapters, written by select presenters, beginning on November 12, 2016. Access this content using the link provided to all attendees by email or, if you are a 2016 member, simply login to INFORMS PubsOnLine.

The TutORials in Operations Research series is published annually by INFORMS as an introduction to emerging and classical subfields of operations research and management science. These chapters are designed to be accessible for all constituents of the INFORMS community, including current students, practitioners, faculty, and researchers. The publication allows readers to keep pace with new developments in the field, and serves as augmenting material for a selection of the tutorial presentations offered at the INFORMS Annual Meetings.

All TutORials are located in the Music City Center, 106C, Level 1


Storage and Read-Optimized Data Placement Structures for High Performance Analysis
Edmon Begoli and Pragnesh Patel, University of Tennessee-Knoxville and J. Blair Christian, PYA Analytics

Methods and Applications of Network Sampling
Mohammad Al Hasan, Indiana University and Purdue University

Novel Dimension Reduction Techniques for High Dimensional Data Using Information Complexity 
Hamparsum Bozdogan, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Esra Pamukcu, Firat University

A Unified Framework for Optimization under Uncertainty
Warren B. Powell, Princeton University


Healthcare Analytics: Big Data, Little Evidence
Joris van de Klundert, Erasmus University 

Research and Teaching Opportunities in Project Management
Nicholas G. Hall, The Ohio State University

Systemic Risk, Policies, and Data Needs
Agostino Capponi, Columbia University

Recent Developments in Multistage Stochastic Programming
Alan J. King, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center


Mathematical Finance, Models, Simulation and Today’s Pressing Problem
J. M. Pimbley, Maxwell Consulting, LLC

Robust Multiobjective Optimization for Decision Making Under Uncertainty and Conflict
Margaret M. Wiecek and Garrett M. Dranichak, Clemson University

Multiagent Systems Modeling
Sanmay Das, Washington University in St. Louis

Optimality Conditions for Inventory Control
Eugene A. Feinberg, Stony Brook University


Mining Qualitative Attributes to Assess Corporate Performance
Ananda Swarup Das, Gagandeep Singh, and L. Venkata Subramaniam; IBM India Research Labs and Aparna Gupta, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Assets and Structured Hedges in Energy Markets – Severe Incompleteness and Methods for Dealing with It
Glen Swindle, Scoville Risk Partners

Understanding the U.S. Index Futures Stock Market Using Research
William T. Ziemba, University of British Columbia, Vancouver and London School of Economics