Recent Conference Blogposts
INFORMS Pro Bono Analytics is partnered with Seattle-based nonprofit organization, FareStart, an organization providing people who are struggling with the skills they need to get a job in the field of food services and culinary arts, while also helping to provide necessities like clothing and food, to build hygiene kits and make “no-sew” blankets for homeless […]
By Amira Hijazi Human trafficking is defined as the exploitation of children, women, and men for sexual slavery, forced labor, and the extraction of organs or tissues. The International Labor Organization estimates that 40 million people were victims of modern slavery on any given day in 2016. Human trafficking has two major types: sex trafficking […]
By Aida Rahmattalabi In the modern world, social media is becoming a powerful means of analyzing different user behaviors. In the session “Social Media Analytics: Contemporary Topics and Techniques,” three interesting talks summarized some of the recent results in this area. The first talk was concerned with brand personality and how it influences messages both […]
By Aida Rahmattalabi The 2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting has come to an end with a series of exciting sessions on Wednesday. In particular, the session “Online and Reinforcement Learning,” hosted five interesting talks, discussing the challenging machine learning problems. If you are a machine learning researcher, you must have faced the following questions: “What learning […]
Give Back while in Seattle
INFORMS Pro Bono Analytics has partnered with FareStart, an organization providing people who are struggling with the skills they need to get a job in the field of food services and culinary arts. Together, they’ve coordinated a volunteering initiative for INFORMS Annual Meeting Attendees to build snack packs and put together no-sew blankets for homeless students. Your support will allow us to purchase our supplies and fund other needed necessities that will be distributed on the streets of Seattle to those who need them most.