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.
The conference is coming to an end, which for me means it’s time to reflect upon what happened. The Good There were lots of good (and great) things happening. For starters, I loved the more expedited check-in process. One comment I heard repeatedly was “Even though the lines at first looked long, they moved really […]
There are a lot of optimizers at the INFORMS meeting, so I suppose it should not be surprising that difficult problems get solved here. Nonetheless, I have seen a few results I would not have anticipated. The shortest path problem is well known to be easy, but I thought the longest path problem was NP-hard(ish). […]
The student award reception had a special taste for me because the three winners of the Judith Liebman Award are friends that I have known for years and I witnessed their hard work towards this recognition. This is an award given to student volunteers that did excellent work on behalf of INFORMS student chapters and […]