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Upcoming INFORMS Boston Chapter meeting and talk by MIT Professor David Simchi-Levi on Wednesday, May 5th at 6:45

  • 1.  Upcoming INFORMS Boston Chapter meeting and talk by MIT Professor David Simchi-Levi on Wednesday, May 5th at 6:45

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    Please join us for a virtual meeting and talk on Wednesday May 5th, 2021 at 6:45 PM on MS Teams. The talk is titled "Supply Chain Resiliency and the Need for Stress-Tests" by Dr. David Simchi-Levi, Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT and the head of the MIT Data Science Lab. This talk is sponsored by the INFORMS Boston Chapter.

    Location: Virtual meeting on MS Teams  (information below)

    Title:  Supply Chain Resiliency and the Need for Stress-Tests

    Abstract:  As hospitalizations decrease and vaccinations increase, some see the end of the COVID-19 pandemic somewhere on the horizon. With that, many of us in the data science community are analyzing "lessons learned" from the pandemic to better prepare and more efficiently and effectively respond to the next disaster. At the center of this discussion must be how to fix our supply chains to prevent disruptions where possible and to identify – before a disaster occurs – where vulnerabilities exist. This is the focus of my presentation.

    Speaker Biography:  David Simchi-Levi is a Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT and serves as the head of the MIT Data Science Lab.  He is considered one of the premier thought leaders in supply chain management and business analytics.

    His Ph.D. students have accepted faculty positions in leading academic institutes including U. of California Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon U., Columbia U., Duke U., Georgia Tech, Harvard U., U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, U. of Michigan, Purdue U. and Virginia Tech.

    Professor Simchi-Levi is the current Editor-in-Chief of Management Science, one of the two flagship journals of INFORMS. He served as the Editor-in-Chief for Operations Research (2006-2012), the other flagship journal of INFORMS and for Naval Research Logistics (2003-2005).

    In 2020, he was awarded the prestigious INFORMS Impact Prize for playing a leading role in developing and disseminating a new highly impactful paradigm for the identification and mitigation of risks in global supply chains.

    He was the founder of LogicTools, which provided software solutions and professional services for supply chain optimization and became part of IBM in 2009. He co-founded OPS Rules (2012), an operations analytics consulting company, and Opalytics (2014), a cloud analytics platform company focusing on operations and supply chain intelligence. Both companies became part of Accenture.

    MS Teams Meeting Info

    BOSTON INFORMS CHAPTER MEETING

    Wednesday, May 56:45 – 8:45pm

    Location: Microsoft Teams Meeting

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    Daniel Rice
    Senior Principal Scientist
    FAST Labs™, BAE Systems
    Medford MA
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