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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  • Chicago, Illinois, Job Description The position is a Research Analyst/Programmer position at the associate level with advanced skills in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), scripting, and computational analysis related to large urban datasets. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  Completes assigned tasks and projects; and manages workload and schedule to achieve desired outcomes and meet required deadlines, with limited supervision. Effectively communicates with supervisors. Establishes and maintains positive relations with coworkers, and when applicable with external partners, stakeholders, and communities. Attends internal department meetings and internal and external committee meetings, outreach events, and workshops as assigned. Participates in project teams, helping to achieve desired outcomes; eventually serving as Project Manager with oversight of project team members. Conducts moderate to advanced analyses and investigations and prepares reports, maps and graphics to effectively convey the findings. Conducts moderate to advanced processing tasks with large urban datasets, develops innovative GIS scripting and analytical solutions, and performs other complex research and data analysis work to inform internal and external decisions. Conducts advanced work to automate the production of data tables, maps, graphs, and other business intelligence products. Conducts advanced mapping and analysis tasks using Esri ArcGIS software. Performs other duties as assigned. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED  (an equivalent amount of training, education and experience will be considered) Required: A Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Geography, GIS, Geoinformatics, Data Science, Statistics, or a related discipline; exposure to and experience with data collection, large urban datasets, research, and quantitative analysis, through coursework, internships and/or professional experience; a minimum of four years of professional experience. Preferred: A Master’s degree in Planning, Geography, GIS, Data Science, Statistics, or a related discipline; a minimum of two years of professional experience. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES  including competencies that may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position. Adequate ability to perform mapping and analytical tasks using Esri ArcGIS, QGIS, or comparable software package. Adequate ability to perform data processing, analytical tasks, or and data visualization using Python, R, SQL, and/or other scripting tools. Ability to prepare technical information and to effectively communicate that information clearly to external and internal audiences orally, in writing, and in presentations. Adequate skills in principles of research, data collection and analysis.  Adequate ability to analyze and systematically compile technical information and to prepare technical reports. Adequate skills in working with large urban datasets, development of innovative GIS analytical solutions and custom tools.  Demonstrated ability to contribute to moderate to complex projects and work as part of a team is required. General understanding of environmental, social, land use, and transportation considerations in urban planning. Ability to work with limited supervision but also in a team setting. Ability to evaluate and streamline workflows. Ability to support the professional development of junior staff, specifically in learning how to use advanced scripting tools to produce and automate production of maps and other business intelligence. Proficiency in business technology, including communication and collaboration tools used in remote work environment (Teams, Zoom, etc.) WORK ENVIRONMENT  (environmental and atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.) Examples listed below. Work is typically performed in cubicles in an office environment, or remotely under limited supervision  Exposure to bright lights SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITES AND COORDINATION  required to perform the functions of this job. This position does not have any direct supervisory role EQUIPMENT USED TO PERFORM THE JOB  (may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.) Examples listed below. Standard office equipment Personal computer and printer MS Office suite Programming languages: Python, R, SQL Specific computer software: ArcGIS (Desktop and Pro) Additional software packages or programming languages: SAS, JavaScript/HTML/CSS PHYSICAL ABILITIES  that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation. Examples listed below. Capable of stooping, bending, and stretching Prolonged periods of sitting  Prolonged periods of concentration and computer use Requires regular lifting of objects weighing up to 25 pounds This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job- related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. Position open until filled. Company Description CMAP is our region’s official comprehensive planning organization. The agency and its partners are implementing ON TO 2050, our newly adopted comprehensive regional plan to help the seven counties and 284 communities of northeastern Illinois implement strategies that address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues.  See  www.cmap.illinois.gov  for more information.  CMAP is always looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to join our team. If you think you are ready to be a part of an exciting team, then we encourage you to continue with this applicant friendly, online job application! CMAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. Benefits AFLAC Certifications/Licenses and Association Dues Conferences/Training Deferred Compensation (457 Plan) Dental Insurance Employee Assistance Program Flexible Spending Accounts Flextime Health Insurance Holidays Life and Disability Insurance Long-term Disability Insurance Parental Leave Personal Days/Floating Holidays Retirement Savings Plan Short-term Disability Insurance Sick Leave Tuition Reimbursement Vacation Leave Vision Insurance
  • New York, New York, Advisory Manager, Analytics Operations (Multiple Positions), PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC, New York, NY. Combine consulting and industry expertise with data science capabilities. Use descriptive and predictive analytical techniques to incorporate client, third-party and proprietary data to help answer questions and design solutions to our clients most pressing business issues. Help clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Translate business into effective operations to drive both growth and profitability. Specific areas of focus include: product innovation and development, supply chain, procurement and sourcing, manufacturing operations, service operations and capital asset programs and operations. 40 hrs/week, Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS : Must have a Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Public Administration, Engineering, Information Systems Management, or a related field, plus 5 years of post-bachelor’s, progressive related work experience; OR a Master’s degree or foreign equivalent in Public Administration, Engineering, Information Systems Management, or a related field, plus 3 years of related work experience. Must have at least one year of experience with each of the following: - Operational Research and Statistical Techniques; - Customer, Product and Pricing Analysis; - Business and Operations Analysis within marketing, operations, or risk analysis using quantitative techniques; and - Advanced analytics techniques (regression, simulation, etc.). Travel up to 80% is required. Please apply by mail, referencing Job Code NY2756, Attn: HR SSC/Talent Management, 4040 West Boy Scout Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33607. 
  • Harrisonburg, Virginia, James Madison University’s Department of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics ( CIS  &  BSAN ) invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Head. The Department of  CIS  &  BSAN  is an academic unit of the College of Business and has 26 full-time faculty members, over 650  CIS  majors (in two concentrations: information systems and business analytics), 100  CIS  minors and more than 50  BSAN  minors. In addition, the Department supports the College by providing core business classes in information systems, business analytics, and operations management. The Department places a primary emphasis on its undergraduate programs that include hands-on projects, laboratory exercises, case analyses, and engaging classroom experiences designed to prepare graduates to work independently and in team-oriented environments. The  CIS  program is accredited by  ABET . In addition to high involvement in undergraduate education, departmental faculty members play a vital role in the delivery of the College’s Executive Leadership  MBA , Innovation  MBA  and Information Security  MBA  programs. Outside the academic community, faculty members maintain strong connections with the consulting industry in Northern Virginia and Richmond, and interact regularly with members of the Department’s advisory board. The  AACSB -accredited James Madison University College of Business includes nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate programs. Five years post-graduation, Virginia residents attending the CoB had the highest return-on-investment of the 82 business schools included in Poets & Quants 2017 undergraduate business program ranking. In 2018, the Information Security  MBA  was recognized as #1 in the nation for the Best Online Information Security  MBA  Programs, and #16 in the Princeton Review’s list of the top 25 Online  MBA  Programs. The College includes the Center for Entrepreneurship, Center for Professional Selling, Small Business Development Center, Capital Markets Lab, Madison Consulting, and other programs focused on outreach and engagement with the business community. Our very successful alumni hold C-suite positions at major corporations including  SAP , Fidelity, Bank of America,  IBM , McKinsey & Company, Deloitte,  KPMG , and other Fortune 500 companies. They readily engage with the College. The faculty are teacher-scholars who are collaborative and supportive colleagues. The College has approximately 4,100 students in its  AACSB  programs and is highly regarded across the  JMU  campus community. Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is one of the most diverse communities in the State of Virginia.  JMU  is a highly selective, diverse, regional, comprehensive, student-oriented institution with a growing national reputation. The student body includes approximately 21,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, and over 900 full-time instructional faculty.  JMU  offers strong liberal arts and professional programs in a variety of disciplines. The university is committed to innovation, superlative teaching and scholarship.  JMU  has achieved national recognition for the quality of its academic programs and has been repeatedly identified as a best-buy for students. James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991. The  AUH  is expected to assume traditional administrative and operational responsibilities such as preparing schedules, providing faculty support and leadership, serving as a liaison between senior leadership and the department, identifying and advocating for departmental resources, performing faculty evaluations, developing a departmental strategy for curriculum, alumni engagement, and student success, and supporting the institution’s commitment to diversity. The candidate must possess a Ph.D. or terminal degree in information systems, operations management, management science, business analytics, or a closely-related field, ideally from an  AACSB -accredited institution. Applicants must have sufficient teaching, research, and service credentials to qualify for tenure in the Department of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics at James Madison University. Previous experience as a department chair or some other significant academic leadership experience is beneficial. The candidate will be expected to promote diversity, access and inclusion among students, faculty and staff. The position requires strong communication skills, the capacity to manage multiple competing priorities, and the ability to build effective relationships with a range of stakeholders.

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