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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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  • Monterey, California, The Operations Research (OR) Department at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) seeks applicants for three open-rank tenure-track positions in the following areas. Statistics and Data Science , including applied statistics, machine learning, data mining, experimental design and analysis, and defense systems modeling. Computation and Data Science , including computational methods, data science, and systems modeling. Applied OR , including applications in data science, military modeling, logistics, infrastructure, energy, environment, defense, homeland security, and cyber. For full details, see https://www.nps.edu/web/or/hiring The Department of Operations Research at NPS in Monterey, California is one of the oldest and largest OR departments in the world. Our students are primarily military officers from the U.S. and its allies pursuing Master’s degrees in defense-oriented OR topics. We also have a small Ph.D. program. Our students are capable, mature, and hard working. The department has over 40 faculty members, with 21 tenure-track professors, who do research in wide range of fields including data science, statistics, optimization, stochastic modeling, and simulation. Our research addresses important and challenging problems in national security and we foster close collaborations with U.S. Navy and Department of Defense sponsors, as well as other universities. Additional information about our department can be found at https://www.nps.edu/web/or .   The review of applications will begin on October 1, 2020.  The application package should include a cover letter, statements of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, names of three references, evidence of or potential for teaching excellence, and a sample of published work. Interviews will begin in the fall term. Applicants are therefore encouraged to apply early. Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2020. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Relocation incentives may be authorized. Please email your application package to Ms. Mary Frofunga, Operations Research Department, Naval Postgraduate School, at or_jobs@nps.edu . Minimum qualifications: Have or expecting a Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline. U.S. citizen or committed to obtaining citizenship when eligible. Evidence of teaching aptitude with potential to advise student theses and dissertations. Evidence of strong potential for scholarship leading to scholarly publications.   The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer.   For additional information about NPS, please visit http://www.nps.edu .  Applicants with foreign education will be required to select from a list of private organizations that are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES), which provide foreign education evaluations acceptable to NPS. Are you a veteran?   Veteran’s preference is treated as a positive merit factor for NPS faculty positions. We strongly encourage you to indicate if you are a veteran in your application when applying to NPS positions and you must provide a copy of your signed DD-214 (member 4 copy), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation. Are you a current active duty service member? If yes, you are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Please note: you will be ineligible if your statement of service is not submitted with your application or it shows an expected discharge or release date greater than 120 days from the date of application. The Operations Research (OR) Department at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) seeks applicants for three open-rank tenure-track positions in the following areas. •Statistics and Data Science, including applied statistics, machine learning, data mining, experimental design and analysis, and defense systems modeling. •Computation and Data Science, including computational methods, data science, and systems modeling. •Applied OR, including applications in data science, military modeling, logistics, infrastructure, energy, environment, defense, homeland security, and cyber. For full details, see https://www.nps.edu/web/or/hiring The Department of Operations Research at NPS in Monterey, California is one of the oldest and largest OR departments in the world. Our students are primarily military officers from the U.S. and its allies pursuing Master’s degrees in defense-oriented OR topics. We also have a small Ph.D. program. Our students are capable, mature, and hard working. The department has over 40 faculty members, with 21 tenure-track professors, who do research in wide range of fields including data science, statistics, optimization, stochastic modeling, and simulation. Our research addresses important and challenging problems in national security and we foster close collaborations with U.S. Navy and Department of Defense sponsors, as well as other universities. Additional information about our department can be found at https://www.nps.edu/web/or. The review of applications will begin on October 1, 2020. The application package should include a cover letter, statements of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, names of three references, evidence of or potential for teaching excellence, and a sample of published work. Interviews will begin in the fall term. Applicants are therefore encouraged to apply early. Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2020. Minimum qualifications: •Have or expecting a Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline. •U.S. citizen or committed to obtaining citizenship when eligible. •Evidence of teaching aptitude with potential to advise student theses and dissertations. •Evidence of strong potential for scholarship leading to scholarly publications. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Relocation incentives may be authorized. Please email your application package to Ms. Mary Frofunga, Operations Research Department, Naval Postgraduate School, at or_jobs@nps.edu. The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about NPS, please visit http://www.nps.edu. Applicants with foreign education will be required to select from a list of private organizations that are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES), which provide foreign education evaluations acceptable to NPS. Are you a veteran? Veteran’s preference is treated as a positive merit factor for NPS faculty positions. We strongly encourage you to indicate if you are a veteran in your application when applying to NPS positions and you must provide a copy of your signed DD-214 (member 4 copy), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation. Are you a current active duty service member? If yes, you are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Please note: you will be ineligible if your statement of service is not submitted with your application or it shows an expected discharge or release date greater than 120 days from the date of application.
  • Newport Beach, California, Data Scientist - Operations Research Expert  The expert data scientist should drive the scientific creation of intelligent solutions to address our customers’ business problems. You will have the opportunity to work on problems in the Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods Industries, from revenue management optimization, to optimization of a reverse supply chain, unsolved problems abound. The role involves discussing requirements with customers and internal product management, researching new methodologies, prototyping solutions, transitioning successful prototypes to the development group, working on continuous improvement of science in existing solutions. This is not a software development role; rather, it is a role for those that enjoy the exploration, the discovery process, and the Eureka moment of devising a breakthrough for a hard business problem, as part of a multidisciplinary team, in a collaborative and fast-paced environment, similar to a start-up.     COMPANY DESCRIPTION SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures. SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives. Eureka - S/4 HANA Consumer Industries Cloud is a new business unit at SAP S/4HANA with a focus on Industry Cloud, an emerging market segment where SAP guides its customers towards evolving their industry-centric business models with new processes, tools, and business services. SAP CIC complements SAP existing Business Suite as well as helps the entire company keep pace with new market trends in Industry Cloud.   SAP S/4 HANA CIC holistically targets the strategic industries Consumer Products, Retail, Wholesale, and Life Sciences. As a dedicated unit, it takes a start-up approach to developing new cloud products and brings together the product strategy and Product Management for these four industries with all the necessary cloud business functions, such as architecture, engineering, and operations along with development of cloud-native applications. WHAT YOU GET FROM US Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own. A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now. SAP'S DIVERSITY COMMITMENT To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company. SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team. (Americas: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com  or  Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com , APJ:  Careers.APJ@sap.com , EMEA:  C areers@sap.com ). Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.     EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability. Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor. Additional Locations: Nearest Major Market:  Orange County Nearest Secondary Market:  Los Angeles Job Segment:  Scientific, Engineer, Computer Science, Engineering, Technology Role Requirements 7+ years of experience in optimization solutions for business problems, with experience implementing a number of OR algorithms such as MIP, Constraint Programming, Metaheuristics/Randomized Searches, Stochastic Optimization, Local Search, Nonlinear Programming, Graph Theory. Strong coding skills in a language appropriate for rapid prototyping (R, Python, AMPL, MOSEL, etc). As part of the R&D team, act as a key contributor on the selection, evaluation, and prototyping of new methods, striking a balance between research effort and time to market Work closely with the engineering team to help transition prototypes into products, assist them in evaluating and defining strategies for delivering high quality product features and capabilities of the product Be self-driven and stay updated on latest trends, generating competitive advantage for our solutions and customers Embrace creative destruction, be open to look at challenges in new ways Document findings, create best practices for data science topics, publish patents, present work internally and externally     Preferred Qualifications PhD in OR, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science with strong optimization background Industry experience in Retail and Consumer Products a plus C++/Java experience not necessary but a plus  

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