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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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Every year, ENRE chairs a number of streams at the INFORMS Annual Meeting. If you are interested in contributing a talk or session in one of these topical areas, please contact the cluster chairs for more information. Also, we would like to express our gratitude towards these dedicated individuals for providing this important service to our community! Environment & Sustainability Sandra D. Eksioglu , Clemson University ( seksiog@clemson.edu ) Forestry Wei Yu , Colorado State University ( yu.wei@colostate.edu ) Energy I – Electricity Andy Sun , Georgia Tech ( andy.sun@isye.gatech.edu ) Energy II – Energy Amir Mousavian , Clarkson University ( ...
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The Quality, Statistics, and Reliability (QSR) cluster of Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) is inviting QSR student members to participate at the Student Introduction and Interaction session and the Best Student Poster Competition at INFORMS Annual Meeting 2017. The Sessions The Student Introduction and Interaction Session is designed for QSR student members to get acquainted with each other, promote themselves in front of our community, and learn from invited guests. In this session, each student will be given two minutes to deliver an elevator speech about his/her research interests and accomplishments; ...
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The following post is a blog written by Fred Bliss, CTO and Co-Founder of Aptitive. He is also a SQL and cloud enthusiast: what a strange, strange world we live in. Google announced a few new changes to its cloud platform today, most notably ramping up the features and capabilities of Microsoft SQL Server 2016. Typical enterprise requirements  such as AlwaysOn / High Availability and disk snapshots  are now supported ( Brent Ozar wrote a good article on this today ). In fact, SQL Server Enterprise can now be launched and deployed with a few button clicks, and within minutes, its all up and running. Just to show how quick and easy it is to ...
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It is my pleasure to announce the results of this years 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 Nashville, TN. The judges selected a winner and a runner-up based on quality, potential contribution, and innovativeness. The winner of the 2016 INFORMS Dissertation Proposal Competition is Tristan Botelho MIT, Sloan School of Management Essays on Evaluation Processes and Knowledge Sharing in a Competitive Context The runner-up of the 2016 INFORMS Dissertation Proposal Competition ...
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The photo above is an actual screenshot of my voicemail transcription. My boss sent it to me with the caption Cant talk now but thought you might this funny. As much as I love a good Reggie conversation, its not exactly what I said in the voicemail. I was calling to strategize about an upcoming meeting and certainly wasnt in the mood for foot fining at the technicalities in the testicles. Anyway, seeing this got me thinking about the telephone game the game where you start with a phrase or sentence and, after its passed around the room, turns into gibberish. This happens sometimes with corporate business intelligence (BI)initiatives. So-called ...
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Multiple Openings from Sr. Analyst to Manager available at the Operations Research & Advanced Analytics Group, Amtrak Please send resume to Shane.Wu@amtrak.com. Can schedule meeting during INFORMS Annual Meeting if possible. The Operations Research (OR) Group at Amtrak provides advanced analytics, business optimization and consulting services to various internal business lines with the goal of achieving cost savings, revenue enhancements and/or business process improvement. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Interfaces and collaborates with other internal teams to understand the business and technology/data aspects in order to identify ...
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As you may know, our sister society in the UK, the Operational Research Society , has been running a successful " Pro Bono OR in the Third Sector " program (or should I say programme?) for a while now. They recently published a pair of blog posts by Ruth Kaufman, the society's president, that I found interesting. Here are the links: " New to volunteering? Some top tips for successful outcomes "; and " New to volunteering? Some top tips for successful outcomes - part 2 "
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Read Ken Chelst's article in this months OR/MS Today, "Innovative Education: Introducing Analytics to Adolescents Are you smart enough to teach O.R. to a third-grader? How business analytics can reframe simple K-8 math problems." https://www.informs.org/ORMS-Today/Private-Articles/August-Volume-42-Number-4/Innovative-Education-Introducing-Analytics-to-Adolescents
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New INFORMS Meetings App

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The 2015 INFORMS Analytics Conference is right around the corner and INFORMS is offering a new conference tool- the first INFORMS Meetings App developed in-house! We have you covered from beginning to end, including an event guide with a map, so you're always at the right place at the right time. You'll be able to plan your day with a personalized schedule and browse exhibitors, maps and general conference info. The app is compatible with iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and Android devices. Included in the app is a great networking tool, the Badge Scanner. You can find it in the User Tools menu. If two people strike up a conversation, they can scan ...
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The 2015 INFORMS Analytics Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa April 12-14. Network with other Analytics leaders and hear first-hand from established organizations and exciting new start-ups about how companies are leveraging advanced analytics to drive better business decisions and outcomes. Learn more and register today at: https://lnkd.in/esxRV
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This is actually Mary again, trying out the widget to embed in the Analytics Conference page.
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After working for the US Navy for 21 years, the time had come to retire from the military to civilian life. As one of life’s major crossroads, the prospect of career transition was daunting. Fortunately, my participation in INFORMS over the past seven years provided an excellent source of networking and career opportunities to kick-start my job search. First, participation in INFORMS offered many networking opportunities. Through INFORMS, I met an incredibly diverse group of analytical professionals. Many served as invaluable mentors to me throughout my career transition. Some of them had gone through their own transition from the military and passed ...
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Great article in CIO that interviewed Scott Nestler! http://www.cio.com/article/748490/Ethics_Code_Seeks_to_Deter_Dishonest_Analytics
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Want to Make Six Figures? Consider a BI Graduate Program Congrats to Louise Wehrle our CAP Manager who was quoted in the article. http://plotting-success.softwareadvice.com/consider-a-bi-graduate-program-021
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Welcome to all of you INFORMS Connect newbies! As we are getting the site populated, there are many questions being asked about different aspects of INFORMS Connect. I am attempting to corral them all and turn them into content for the FAQs page. Please post any questions (and there are NO stupid ones!) here, and I'll work them in. Right now, just placing the questions as they arise, will sort by category later. Thanks for your help!
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And #23 in Top 100 Jobs. But you already knew that, right? Special thanks to Anne Robinson who was quoted in the article. Link to the article: http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/operations-research-analyst
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From 2000-2001, ILOG funded a project to promote optimization to the masses, and created the site e-optimization.com. This content was later donated to INFORMS. In August, 2000, the Mathematical Programming Society gave its set of "Founders Awards" to people who were considered founders of the field. A picture and description can be found in their newsletter . I then presented the idea to the ILOG marketing people that we should video tape the founders telling the story of how they got involved in optimization, what their perspective was on the progress of the field, and mostly to get video of these people before they passed away. We did interviews of the ...
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Why INFORMS Connect?

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I was speaking with one of our members today, asking for assistance on reviewing tutorials on how to accomplish different tasks on INFORMS Connect, and he asked some rather basic questions; What is INFORMS Connect? What does it do? What does INFORMS Connect do for me? He needed these questions answered before he even would get to the tutorials. So, I will attempt to concisely answer these questions, using the good old 5 W + 1 H method. WHAT is INFORMS Connect? INFORMS Connect is an online space where our members can connect with colleagues, participate in discussions related to OR/MS or analytics, add to our common glossary of terms, share ...
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