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When I hear of a nonprofit interested in a "data analytics" project, my mind jumps to the usual technical stuff: torturing data; making pretty pictures out of the confessions; maybe something a bit over-engineered (a regression tree where the leaves are Bayesian deep learning neural networks?). A couple of Pro Bono Analytics consultations, though, have focused on what you might think of as precursor topics: what data does/should the organization have; where is it/should it be parked; who gets access to it. A recent article in Analytics Magazine , " The rise of self-service analytics ", raises related questions in the context of corporate analytics. (A slightly ...
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Dear INFORMS Telecom Section members, The INFORMS Annual Meeting will be held this year on November 4-7 in Phoenix (AZ). We are still soliciting both Session Chairs and Individual Contributions in the Telecom Cluster dedicated to  the theory, methods and application of operations research and management science to telecommunications, networks and related technologies . Each session (90min) consists of 4 to 5 talks/presentations. If you would like to organize a session or contribute to the Telecom Cluster sessions, please do not hesitate to send an email to Dimitri Papadimitriou: dimitri.papadimitriou@nokia-bell-labs.com  by March 11, 2018.  We look forward ...
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The Certified Analytics Professional Code of Ethics (See CAP Ethics ) is very important to me personally and professionally in my role as a Chief Analytics Officer and in my conduct with clients in the healthcare domain. I work closely with medical professionals in defining and implementing methods for guiding intervention at the point-of-care per the practice of medicine. It occurred to me that while there are many analytics professionals who ply their practice to healthcare, it might be useful to share a particular application relative to the real-time intervention and guidance of interventions relative to patient care. An area of increasing importance and ...
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PITT INFORMS ON ICE!!

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The Growing Problem of Humanizing Robots Introduction One thing that seems to unite many scholars that study robots is the goal of one day creating a fully autonomous human-like robot capable of mimicking all human behaviors and emotions. Advances in artificial intelligence and robotics are beginning to make what was once a thing of science fiction seem not only possible, but probable. To be fair, research has already demonstrated that humans do not need much in the way of prompting to treat and interact with technology as if it was human [1]. Yet, the current trend toward designing robots to be personal assistants, companions and even lovers may have ...
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The new Workshop on Mathematical Optimization and Market Design  is sponsored by the INFORMS Section on Auctions and Market Design and will be organized prior to the ACM EC conference in June 2018.
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Thanks everyone for attending our CPLEX Tutorial! Special thanks to our local CPLEX wiz   Colin Gillen   for taking the time to do the tutorial! Stayed tuned for the Gurobi and Python event this week and our INFORMS invited speaker Tasha I
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The 2017 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Houston was awesome. Sports played a major role in making the meeting a success. Let me explain. The big event was held at Minute Maid Field. This is the home of the Houston Astros. The Astros did very well and were in the World Series (championship series for American baseball). Over the past few years, Major League Baseball had a rule that the winning league of the All-Star Game played in July would have home-field advantage. In 2017 the American League (Astros are in the American League) won the All-Star Game. Major League Baseball changed the rule for 2017 and returned to the old rule that awarded home field advantage to ...
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It is my pleasure to announce the results of this year’s INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition. The eight finalists presented their dissertation proposals to a distinguished panel of judges at the INFORMS Annual Conference in Houston, TX. The judges selected a winner and a runner-up based on quality, potential contribution, and innovativeness. The winner of the 2017 INFORMS Dissertation Proposal Competition is: Pedro Aceves University of Chicago, Sociology The Linguistic Relativity of Collective Cognition and Group Performance The runner-up of the 2017 INFORMS Dissertation Proposal Competition is: ...
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PITT INFORMS holds mock presentations for PITT IE's Students going to the 2017 INFORMS conference!  See you there!!
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​ The winner of the 2017 Wagner Prize competition is Lehigh University with their entry Inmate Assignment Decision Support System (IADSS). Lehigh University engineering students and their professors create program, save prison systems millions. Last week, this work was recognized in the Pennsylvania Capitol, both on the floor of the House and Senate for the significant contribution to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. State representative Steven Samuelson and Senator Lisa Boscola read the citation which was entered in the permanent record of Pennsylvania.   You are invited to attend the Wagner Reprise on Tuesday, October 24, from 3:40-4:30 pm in the ...
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Dear Social Media Analytics Section Member, Thanks for participating in the social media analytics section. We have an impressive cluster at INFORMS 2017 with up to 28 sessions and 120+ speakers. I thank particularly the members who are participating. Also, on behalf of our section president LTC Chris Smith and myself, I encourage you to come to the business meeting for cheese, crackers, and fruit. The sessions start from the morning tomorrow (Sunday) with the student paper competition bright and early. It might be a little difficult to find the business meeting so the details are: 10/23 convention center 350F level 3 from 6:15-7:15 pm . Therefore, the meeting ...
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Thank you everyone for attending the event and Thank you CMU INFORMS for bowling with us!! See you in the next meet
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The 2017 Fall Newsletter is now available. Much thanks belongs to Pascale Crama, who put the newsletter together, and the contributing officers. You may have already seen the link in the INFORMS Connect Community, and it can also be downloaded from our Newsletters link . In the newsletter, our Chair, Gülru Özkan-Seely, announces key details for INFORMS, including our new partnership with the Lazaridis Institute, who will be sponsoring our Best Dissertation Award. We also hear from our Distinguished Speaker, Dr. John Paul MacDuffie of Wharton, whose talk will "...[P]rovide some lessons for TIMES scholars about the advantages of bringing deep contextual knowledge ...
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Dear colleagues, We are hiring at all levels in all areas but with a special interest in statistics, data analysis, and simulation.  We encourage all to apply. Sincerely, Mark S. Daskin, Chair, IOE Department ========================== THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering Faculty Positions The Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan invites applications and nominations for faculty positions beginning September, 2018. We seek outstanding candidates for faculty positions at the rank of Associate Professor and above. We will be considering candidates ...
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Pitt INFORMS would like to congratulate our previous Vice-President, treasurer and distinguished panel member  Arnab Bhattacharya  for defending his PhD thesis yesterday
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Pitt INFORMS hosted the IE Department's tailgate event (right next to the Heinz field and the beautiful Allegheny river!) on Saturday for our new graduate students followed by the Pitt vs Oklahoma Game!  Thank you all for attending the tailgate and cheering the Panthers on! HAIL TO PITT!
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Pitt INFORMS holds a QnA with a panel of our wisest and most  senior graduate students at the Pitt IE Department to w elcome  new students to the start of the school year and answer questions regarding graduate school and having fun in Pittsburgh! The Distinguished Panel Panel PreQnA party! The Distinguished Pi
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Operations Management, Junior Faculty   The Yale School of Management seeks applicants for a tenure track faculty position in Operations Management at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants in all areas of Operations Management will be considered.   Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree (or must be in the final stages of dissertation) in Operations Management, Operations Research or a related field. The selected candidate will be expected to conduct high-quality research and teach undergraduate, Masters- and Doctoral-level students. Appointments will be made for the 2018-2019 academic year, starting July 1, 2018.   To apply, ...
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TIMES is excited to announce a new three-year partnership with the Lazaridis Institute, who will become the primary sponsor of the Best Dissertation Award. The award will thus be renamed as “ TIMES Best Dissertation Awards sponsored by Lazaridis Institute .” As a result, TIMES will be able to double the total cash prize pool available to the finalists of the competition, including a new top prize of $800 for the winner of the competition. The competition is open to all graduate students who have defended their dissertations within the past two years. All research topics that fit within the section’s main domains (technology, innovation management and entrepreneurship) ...
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