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The INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) addresses the interface of O.R. and computing. Since their earliest days, O.R. and computing have been tightly linked. The practice of O.R. depends heavily on the availability of software and systems capable of solving industrial-scale problems: computing is the heart of O.R. in application.

ICS is INFORMS' leading edge for computation and technology. Major ICS interests are algorithms and software for modeling, optimization, and simulation. ICS is also interested in the leading edge of computing and how it affects O.R. (e.g. XML modeling standards, O.R. services offered over the web, open source software, constraint programming, massively parallel computing, high performance computing).

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  • Boston, Massachusetts, The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, growth-oriented junior transportation engineer/planner to join a team committed to improving mobility, enhancing communities and economic vitality, and balancing development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship. The ideal candidate will have a background in transportation planning or engineering, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a desire to work on rewarding studies for an organization working towards an equitable and sustainable transportation system for the 97 cities and towns in the Boston region. We are pleased to offer a unique development opportunity that will allow you to create a foundation of knowledge for a successful career in transportation planning. At CTPS, you will gain experience in transportation planning and engineering through learning on the job and participating in regional planning and development studies. In this role you will have access to the Boston Region MPO’s social media resources, group mentoring, professional networking, and learning activities—including webinars and on-line programs. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we will help you reach yours. The junior transportation engineer/planner will be exposed to the following types of work:  Traffic data collection Analysis and intersection evaluation Conceptual design development Transportation planning and modeling Congestion, access, and safety management Traffic impact reviews Pedestrian and bicycle transportation assessments MPO freight planning activities Required Qualifications An advanced degree in transportation planning, urban and regional planning, or traffic engineering or a bachelor degree with at least two years of professional experience Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel Strong analytical and problem-solving skills Excellent oral and written communication skills Ability to work both collaboratively and independently Intellectual curiosity Additional Desirable Skills and Experience Experience in a transportation-planning field Familiarity with one or more traffic analysis programs (Synchro or HCS) Knowledge of ArcGIS Ability to work with large databases and datasets Familiarity with quantitative software packages (Excel or SPSS) Familiarity in data analysis and visualization using R or Python
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan, Postdoctoral position to fill on a project funded by the Center for the Assessment of the Public Health Impact of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR) (modeling/simulations) Applications are invited for two two-year postdoctoral research positions to join the NIH-funded Center for the Assessment of the Public Health Impact of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR), with a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional team of collaborators; David Levy (Georgetown University), Rafael Meza and David Mendez (University of Michigan), Ted Holford (Yale University). The postdoc will develop and examine simulation models of tobacco use that explicitly consider multiple tobacco-products and multiple disease outcomes. The interdisciplinary team includes epidemiologists, economists, tobacco scientists, applied mathematicians and statisticians. The project will conduct analyses of the public health impact of tobacco regulations across a range of tobacco-related conditions and policy outcomes. Desired areas of expertise include:  dynamic and complex systems, parameter estimation, computer programming (familiarity with, R, Python, C++, Matlab), statistical analysis, econometrics and epidemiology modeling. Experience developing mathematical/simulation models to address problems in public health, epidemiology or health outcomes is a plus. As a multi-institutional center, CAsToR offers a vibrant mathematical modeling and complex systems community. The position will be based at either Georgetown University or the University of Michigan. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in Epidemiology, Health Economics, Econometric, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research or related field. The position is available immediately but starting date is negotiable. To apply please submit CV, names of references, and inquiries to Dr Rafael Meza at rmeza@umich.edu or through the UM careers website: http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/162940/research_fellow Applicants should have a doctoral degree in Epidemiology, Health Economics, Econometric, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research or related field
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc., a top ranked multi-disciplinary engineering firm, is currently seeking an experienced Traffic Engineer / Civil Engineer to join our team of Design and Planning professionals in New Orleans, LA. Specifically, we are looking for a self-motivated versatile professional with excellent analytical skills who can maintain accountability and exercise professional judgement. The right candidate should be comfortable identifying solutions to a wide range of complex transportation problems within a multi-disciplinary team environment. This is a full-time position with competitive salary, 4-1/2 day work week and excellent benefits such as, health, dental, and life insurance, 401k retirement plan, vacation and sick leave, and paid holidays. Interested applicants may email resume to hr@bkiusa.com   Experience: • 10 years of experience as a professional engineer in traffic analysis and design, preferred experience in urban freeway traffic analysis and design, including traffic forecasting, capacity analysis, and traffic simulation. • Experience with analysis of transportation systems, corridors and intersections including but not limited to Environmental Studies including Stage 0 Studies, Categorical Exclusions (CEs), Environmental Assessments (EAs) for state DOTD and local agencies. • Preparation of corridor studies safety studies with crash analysis and countermeasure identification • Traffic Analysis experience with signal warrants, signal timing, and traffic signal design • Perform Traffic Impact Assessments (TIAs) • Prepare Traffic Signal Design Plans and Traffic Signal Timing Plans • Design and capacity analysis of interchanges/interchange modifications, roadway segments, intersections, and roundabouts • Prepare geometric layouts of intersections, corridor improvements, including detail plans, design calculations, cost estimations • Must be able to perform and manage traffic data collection to local and state standards • Ability to be able to compose recommendations and clearly communicate analysis and recommendations in written reports. • Have prepared Traffic Engineering Reports for LA DOTD using the Traffic Engineering Process and Report standards • Familiarity with use of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) Qualifications: • Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) Certificate • BS Degree in Civil Engineering or related field • Professional Engineer (PE) License in Louisiana • Certification in LA DOTD Traffic Engineering Process and Report (preferred) Skills and Abilities: • Ability to perform modeling/analysis using VISSIM, VISTRO, SYNCHRO, SIDRA, HCS, Highway Capacity Analysis and Trans CAD • Proficiency with MicroStation and AutoCAD

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