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The Applied Probability Society is a subdivision of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). The Society is concerned with the application of probability theory to systems that involve random phenomena, for example, manufacturing, communication network, computer network, service, and financial systems. The Society promotes the development and use of methods for the improvement of evaluation, control, and design of these systems. Such methods include (stochastic) dynamic programming, queueing theory, Markov decision process, discrete event dynamic systems, point processes, large deviations, reliability, and so on. Our members include practitioners, educators, and researchers with backgrounds in business, engineering, statistics, mathematics, economics, computer science, and other applied sciences.

The Applied Probability Society also publishes Stochastic Systems. This open-access journal seeks to publish high-quality papers that substantively contribute to the modeling, analysis, and control of stochastic systems. The contribution may lie in the formulation of new mathematical models, in the development of new mathematical methods, or in the innovative application of existing methods. A partial list of applications domains that are germane to this journal include: service operations; logistics, transportation, and communications networks (including the Internet); computer systems; finance and risk management; manufacturing operations and supply chains; and revenue management.

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  • Canada, Job title: Planner, Bus Priority Programs - FTT Job ID: 20220943 Location: Greater Vancouver Full/Part Time: Full-time Regular/Temporary: Temporary   Division Planning Department       Bus Priority Programs 1   Marketing Statement A career at TransLink and our family of companies means working with people with a wide range of skills and perspectives, all teaming up towards a common goal: preserving and enhancing the region's world-envied quality of life. Together, we connect the region and enhance its livability by providing a sustainable transit and transportation network, embraced by our communities and people. At TransLink we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace, recognizing the unique value and skills every individual brings. Looking for a great place to work where your contributions are valued and you can make a difference in a vibrant city? At TransLink, one of BC’s Top Employers, you'll help make Metro Vancouver a better place to live, built on transportation excellence. Put your future in motion!   Responsibilities PRIMARY PURPOSE In pursuit of making the region a better place to live for everyone, built on transportation excellence, this role provides transportation planning expertise, leadership and project management to programs/projects of low to moderate impact, risk and complexity as well as contributes to projects of higher impact, risk and complexity.   KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES   To advance Enterprise and regional goals, provides transportation planning expertise, leadership and project management input to support the development of  transportation planning policies, plans and strategies, ensuring compliance with Enterprise standards, policies and procedures, and legislative requirements for work of low to moderate impact, risk and complexity.   In support of evidence-based decision-making, researches and analyzes transportation data, trends and issues and develops methods, techniques, and models to ensure successful delivery and execution of work that is of low impact, risk and complexity and participating in work that is of moderate to higher impact, risk and complexity.   Contributes as a member of a program/project team to manage projects of low to moderate impact, risk and complexity in designing and developing project scope, schedules, and work plans; defining and prioritizing deliverables; preparing and monitoring project budgets, ensuring compliance with department standards, policies and procedures, and the alignment to program, Enterprise, and regional goals, identifying and recommending action on planning and project risks and opportunities based on analysis of transport data, trends, and issues. Solves lower risks issues and alerts senior staff to critical issues and risks.   Seeks to understand the lived experience and transportation needs of people and businesses in Metro Vancouver, and especially of disadvantaged and marginalized groups. Identifies opportunities to integrate this understanding in plans/projects.    Collaborates and provides technical expertise and advice to leaders and professionals across the organization with a view to optimizing planning services and project outcomes.   Develops technical reports and presentation materials to support discussions with Executives, elected and appointed officials, including the Board and Mayors’ Council.   Nurtures collaborative relationships with internal colleagues and external stakeholders including advisory committees, staff at other government and public agencies, and other organizations and interest groups in order to understand needs, maintain open communication, provide technical support and advice, and proactively resolve issues of low to moderate impact, risk and complexity.   In support of advancing Enterprise and regional goals in open, inclusive and collaborative ways and engagement with external audiences, collaborates with internal stakeholders to scope and facilitate public, stakeholder, and partner consultation processes; collects, analyzes and reports out on consultation feedback from elected officials, policy makers, partners, stakeholders, and public to help identify issues and opportunities.   Oversees the work of contractors and consultants; provides work direction and monitors contract compliance.   Provides coaching, mentorship and technical guidance, and input on development and performance management to junior planning staff where applicable.   Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Typically requires a university degree (in Planning, Engineering, Public Policy or a related discipline), plus four (4) years of related experience.   OTHER REQUIREMENTS:  Advanced knowledge of the principles, theories, concepts and practices of transportation planning.  Knowledge of plans, products, roles and responsibilities of government agencies, NGOs and associations. Solid knowledge of TransLink’s decision-making context including its strategic context and organizational and governance structure. Solid leadership skills with the ability to communicate and provide technical guidance and expertise to other transportation planning professionals and to lead projects. Strong oral and written communication skills including the ability to write and deliver well-prepared reports and presentations. Solid analytical skills including the ability to identify and communicate transportation planning and project-related risks and opportunities in an integrated, multi-disciplinary environment; includes skills to analyze transport data, trends and issues Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to build trust by consulting with internal and external contacts and applying a team approach as needed to achieve solutions. Includes negotiation skills to make refinements to contracts and to conflict resolution at a basic level of risk and complexity. Solid decision-making skills including the ability to resolve transportation planning and project-related issues within defined limits or outside of the policies, and to identify and know when to refer issues to others.   Other Information TransLink is looking for skilled, motivated transportation planners or engineers to join TransLink’s Bus Priority Programs team as a Planner. The Bus Priority Programs team is responsible for planning, conceptual design, and funding of bus priority measures ranging in scale from individual hotspot treatments to full corridors. We are a team of planners, engineers, data scientists, project coordinators, and public affairs staff. The Planner will develop small-to-medium scale plans and projects for the Bus Speed and Reliability (BSR) Program. The BSR team program focuses on strategic placement of bus bulbs, queue jumps, signal improvements, and bus lanes to help buses get through the most congested streets. The work involves data analysis, conceptual design, and stakeholder engagement. Experience with bus priority measures, street design, and collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams, consultants, and municipal partners are assets for the Planner position. Recruitment Process: An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process. A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions.   Work Schedule 37.5 hours per week. This position is full time temporary for 12 months. Work Designation Hybrid - This position offers the flexibility of working both on-site and remotely within B.C.    Rate of Pay Salary: $80,886 - $101,107 per annum (Actual salary offered will be commensurate with education, experience and internal parity). The Total Compensation Package includes Extended Health, Transit Pass and enrollment in the Public Service Pension Plan upon eligibility. Focus on your development through training, and mentorship programs. Enjoy a variety of health and wellness programs, including access to gym facilities. Speak to us to know more about what we offer. How to Apply Please click the 'Apply' button at the top right corner of the page or go to http://www.translink.ca/careers to apply for this position and view instructions on the process.  INSTRUCTIONS:  Please save your (1) cover letter, and your (2) resume as one pdf document prior to uploading your application on-line.  Posting Date: January 6, 2023 Closing Date: Open until filled Please note that only those short listed will be contacted.  Having trouble applying?  Please view the System Requirements & FAQ's by going to http://www.translink.ca/careers.   We are an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce that is free of all forms of discrimination. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please reach out! We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds, skills and perspectives. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  For a confidential inquiry, simply email us at jobs@translink.ca .
  • Hoboken, New Jersey, The Department of Mathematical Sciences in the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science of Stevens Institute of Technology (Stevens) invites applications for a tenure-track position at assistant or associate professor level, starting in Fall 2023. All qualified candidates, whose research interests are aligned with the departmental research focus and educational offerings, will be considered. Departmental research areas include algorithmic algebra, applied analysis, computational mathematics, data science, statistics, and stochastic optimization. The Department of Mathematical Sciences is an internationally recognized center of excellence for research and education in contemporary mathematical sciences with an undergraduate program in mathematics, a Ph.D. program in pure and applied mathematics, and master’s degree programs in mathematics, applied mathematics, data science and in actuarial mathematics and quantitative risk. The Data Science master’s program is offered in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as the School of Business. The Department hosts the Algebraic Cryptography Center, participates in the Stevens Institute for Artificial Intelligence (SIAI) and Center for Research toward Advancing Financial Technologies (CRAFT), and has several outreach activities and interests in innovative educational technologies. The Institute provides excellent computational facilities and opportunities for interdisciplinary research with programs in engineering and science, computer science, quantitative finance and business.   Stevens Institute of Technology is a premier, private research university in Hoboken, New Jersey, overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Stevens prepares its more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students for an increasingly complex and technology-centric world, leveraging finance, computing, engineering and the arts to confront the most challenging problems of our time with innovative teaching and research. The university is in the top 1% nationally of colleges with the highest-paid graduates.   Stevens values diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds. We are an NSF ADVANCE institution committed to equitable practices and policies, and strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minority candidates, veterans and individuals with disabilities.   Stevens Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accordingly, Stevens adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against candidates or employees based on legally impermissible factor(s) including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, age, ancestry, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, disability, or any protected military or veteran status. Stevens is building a diverse faculty, staff and student body and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities. Stevens is a federal contractor under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as other federal statutes.   The search committee will begin review of applications on December 1, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement that includes teaching interests and philosophy on inclusive classroom practices, a diversity statement, and contact information for at least three references at www.mathjobs.org .   The diversity statement could include participation or experience with programs, professional development, and/or engagement with students of diverse backgrounds, as well as plans for advancing these areas at Stevens. For any questions, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Michael Zabarankin, at mzabaran@stevens.edu .   Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field of mathematics or statistics by August 1, 2023, and should show evidence of or potential for developing an active research program, publishing in premier journals, and obtaining external funding. Ability and desire to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment is expected. The candidates should also possess passion for and be committed to excellence in both graduate and undergraduate education in a highly innovative and entrepreneurial culture at Stevens.
  • St. Louis, Missouri, The  Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis  invites applications for  a full-time, tenure-track,   assistant professor or associate professor (without tenure) faculty position in  Supply Chain, Operations, and Technology with an effective start date of  July 1, 2023 . We are seeking applicants with strong records (or exceptional promise) in both teaching and research in the areas of data-driven research and empirically grounded analytics with operations and supply chain applications, stochastic processes, technology management with an operations/ supply chain application focus, and sustainable supply chains. The selected candidates will be expected to conduct and publish high-quality research, teach courses in data analytics and operations/supply chain management in the bachelor’s, master’s, and/or Ph.D. programs, advise/mentor students, and provide service to the school.    Qualifications Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Operations Management, Operations Research, or a directly related field.   Application Instructions To assure that the review committee has immediate access to your application materials, you are strongly encouraged to apply using the Interfolio position url: hhttp://apply.interfolio.com/115725 .  A CV must be uploaded and submitted in Interfolio in order to be considered for any position. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and at least two samples of research at the above Interfolio site for initial screening. We also require three letters of recommendation in support of your application. Additional supporting documents may be required; you will be contacted should these be needed.  Applications received by October 30, 2022,  will receive priority.  Application review will continue until the position is filled. If you experience complications submitting your materials, please contact Shannon Laidlaw, Faculty Affairs Specialist, Olin Business School at shannon.laidlaw@wustl.edu Olin Business School has 130 full-time faculty and offers degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD Level.  The School has excellent general support for both research and teaching. More information about the school, its facilities, and current faculty can be found at  http://www.olin.wustl.edu/ . Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans, and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information. The Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor or associate professor (without tenure) faculty position in Supply Chain, Operations, and Technology with an effective start date of July 1, 2023. We are seeking applicants with strong records (or exceptional promise) in both teaching and research in the areas of data-driven research and empirically grounded analytics with operations and supply chain applications, stochastic processes, technology management with an operations/ supply chain application focus, and sustainable supply chains. The selected candidates will be expected to conduct and publish high-quality research, teach courses in data analytics and operations/supply chain management in the bachelor’s, master’s, and/or Ph.D. programs, advise/mentor students, and provide service to the school.    Qualifications Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Operations Management, Operations Research, or a directly related field.  Application Instructions To assure that the review committee has immediate access to your application materials, you are strongly encouraged to apply using the Interfolio position url: hhttp://apply.interfolio.com/115725.  A CV must be uploaded and submitted in Interfolio in order to be considered for any position. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and at least two samples of research at the above Interfolio site for initial screening. We also require three letters of recommendation in support of your application. Additional supporting documents may be required; you will be contacted should these be needed. Applications received by October 30, 2022, will receive priority. Application review will continue until the position is filled. If you experience complications submitting your materials, please contact Shannon Laidlaw, Faculty Affairs Specialist, Olin Business School at shannon.laidlaw@wustl.edu Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans, and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.
  • Nationwide, The Research team at Amazon works passionately to apply cutting-edge advances in technology to solve real-world problems. Do you have a strong machine learning background and want to help build new speech and language technology? Do you welcome the challenge to apply optimization theory into practice through experimentation and invention? Would you love to help us develop the algorithms and models that power computer vision services at Amazon, such as Amazon Rekognition, Amazon Go, Visual Search, etc? At Amazon we hire research science interns to work in a number of domains including Operations Research, Optimization, Speech Technologies, Computer Vision, Robotics, and more! As an intern, you will be challenged to apply theory into practice through experimentation and invention, develop new algorithms using mathematical programming techniques for complex problems, implement prototypes and work with massive datasets. Amazon has a culture of data-driven decision-making, and the expectation is that analytics are timely, accurate, innovative and actionable. Amazon Science gives insight into the company’s approach to customer-obsessed scientific innovation. Amazon fundamentally believes that scientific innovation is essential to being the most customer-centric company in the world. It’s the company’s ability to have an impact at scale that allows us to attract some of the brightest minds in artificial intelligence and related fields. Amazon Scientist use our working backwards method to enrich the way we live and work. For more information on the Amazon Science community please visit: https://www.amazon.jobs/en/jobs/2173778   We will be at the INFORMS career fair on Sunday, October 16 Please stop by the Amazon table and talk to us about how you can join our dynamic group applying operations research, machine learning, and statistics to research problems   BASIC QUALIFICATIONS • Currently enrolled in a Master's degree or PhD equivalent in computer science, operations research, statistics, physics, engineering, or related topics. • Experience in designing experiments and statistical analysis of results. • Experience in understanding and ability to implement algorithms using both toolkits and self-developed code. • Experience with Java, C++, or other programming language, as well as with R, MATLAB, Python, or similar scripting language.   PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS • Enrolled in a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in computer science, statistics, physics, engineering, or related topics. • Advanced ability to extract complex data sets, cleaning and analysis • Experience in developing and implementing algorithms, tailored to particular business needs and tested on large data sets • Publication(s) at peer-reviewed conferences or journals. Amazon has positions available for Research Internships in multiple locations across the United States. Amazon has positions available for Research Internships in multiple locations across the United States. The base pay for this position in Colorado is $112,432. Pay is based on market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Our range of benefits may include health care, employee discounts, 401(k) savings plans, paid time off, and more. Applicants should apply via Amazon's internal or external careers site. The base pay for this position in Jersey City is $123,517. Our range of benefits may include health care, employee discounts, 401(k) savings plans, paid time off, and more. This information is provided per the Pay Transparency Regulation of Jersey City Municipal Code. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via Amazon's internal or external careers site. The base pay for this position in New York City is $123,517. Our range of benefits may include health care, employee discounts, 401(k) savings plans, paid time off, and more. This information is provided per the New York City Human Rights Law. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via Amazon's internal or external careers site. Pursuant to the Los Angeles and San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
  • Bellevue, Washington, 2023 New Grad Applied Research Scientist (PhD) At Flexport, we believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make it easy and accessible for everyone. We’re shaping the future of a $8.6T industry with solutions powered by innovative technology and exceptional people. Today, companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to move more than $19B of merchandise across 112 countries a year.  The recent global supply chain crisis has put Flexport center stage as we continue to play a pivotal role in how goods move around the world. At a valuation of $8 billion, we’re experiencing record growth and are proud to have the support of the best investors in the game who believe in our mission, solutions and people. Ready to tackle global challenges that impact business, society, and the environment? Come join us. Build the programs to help Flexport grow The opportunity: Flexport is looking for a creative, technically-minded Applied Research Scientist who is motivated to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems in global trade.   Data is at the heart of our business, and as an Applied Research Scientist, you will work to evaluate and provide insights into our physical and digital products. In collaboration with multidisciplinary product, engineering, and business/operations teams, you will apply advanced quantitative methods to deliver data-driven insights and automated decision-making in Flexport’s freight forwarding products.  Our business, product, and engineering teams collaborate closely with our Applied Research Scientists to share domain knowledge, test hypotheses at scale, and develop promising solutions that can be quickly and widely deployed. We are passionate about providing effortlessly accessible intelligence and actionable insights to our end users. Our ideal candidate is: self-motivated, highly analytical, technically excellent at writing code, and passionate about delivering cutting-edge solutions.   You Will: Work collaboratively with product, engineering, and business to: find opportunities to improve and enhance our technology products,  understand Flexport’s business and operations processes to identify impact opportunities, and translate ambiguous business requirements into the right technical/quantitative solution. Perform requirements gathering and data gathering & analysis.   Research prior work to inform and develop models and algorithms and quantify appropriate metrics & targets. Perform R&D of new models/algorithms and refactor ML/OR solutions to support scalable production deployment.  Deliver compelling data-driven solutions to support automated decision-making at scale. Work with large and complex data sets. Solve difficult data analysis problems by applying advanced analytical methods as needed.  Develop prototype data analyses and data assets iteratively as needed to generate actionable insights.  Communicate findings to technical collaborators and business stakeholders.  Drive and hands-on contribute to model/algorithmic development.  You Should: Be pursuing a Ph.D. (or equivalent research experience) in quantitative fields, such as Operations Research, Computer Science, Mathematics, etc. Graduating between December 2022 and August 2023 Expected to start full-time employment between January 2023 and October 2023 Experience and a strong background in algorithm design, engineering, and implementation. Experience and a strong background in optimization methods for solving linear, mixed-integer, and dynamic programs. Understanding of MIP strategies to customize/leverage commercial/open-source solvers.  Software development experience using general-purpose programming languages like Python, Java, or C/++, C# Experience working with large data sets and knowledge of tools for big data analytics (e.g., SQL, Python, Perl, or Ruby). A “compliance first” attitude to keep our regulators happy and enthusiastic about Flexport since we operate in a heavily regulated industry. Preferred Qualifications Advance knowledge of decomposition/iterative methods for solving large-scale optimization problems. Expertise in designing and implementing optimization models and algorithms for large-scale discrete/combinatorial problems (e.g., vehicle routing, scheduling, network design, scheduling, and facility location)  Expertise in developing metaheuristics and matheuristics algorithms for extreme-scale combinatorial optimization. Proven object-oriented design and implementation skills (Python, Java, and C++) Some experience in machine learning and statistical techniques such as classification, clustering, regression, statistical inference, collaborative filtering, and experimental design. Some experience in business analytics, forecasting, pricing, or supply chain planning, emphasizes quantitative modeling and analysis. Strong research track record with contributions to research communities via publications in top conferences and journals and code contributions in open source communities such as COIN-OR, scikit-learn, CLTK, NLTK, etc. About Flexport We believe trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to  make global trade easy for everyone . Flexport is building the platform for global logistics, empowering buyers, sellers and their logistics partners with the technology and services to grow and innovate. Today, companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to move more than $10B of merchandise across 112 countries every year. Worried about not having any logistics experience?  Don’t be! Our mission is to make global trade easy for everyone. That’s why it’s important to bring people from  diverse backgrounds and experiences  together with our industry veterans to help move the global logistics industry forward. We know this industry is complex. That’s why we invest in education starting day one with Flexport Academy, a one week intensive onboarding program designed specifically to set every new Flexport employee up for success.  At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global trade easy for everyone relies on having a diverse, dedicated and engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating and nurturing an environment where anyone can be their authentic self. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, health status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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