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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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  • New York, New York, Manager, Data and Analytics Technology (Multiple Positions), PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC, New York, NY . Assist clients with a broad range of model development, model testing, model documentation, and model validation tasks. Help clients develop cost effective technology solutions that focus on delivering relevant intelligence to understand operations and manage critical risks. Support models within the Financial Services sector, including: the banking industry or government regulatory positions. Perform statistical model development, estimation, and testing. Demonstrate in-depth technical expertise. Establish and maintain client relationships and professional networks. Identify new service opportunities. Coach staff and provide feedback in a timely manner.   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 Financial Risk Management, Analytics, Economics, Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field, plus 5 years of post-bachelor’s, progressive related work experience. In the alternative, the employer will accept a Master's degree or foreign equivalent in Financial Risk Management, Analytics, Economics, Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field, plus 3 years of related work experience.   Must have at least one year of experience with each of the following: - Developing and/or validating testing of models within the Financial Services sector, including the banking industry, consulting, or government regulatory positions; - Analysis techniques of complex financial services data, including programming and computational techniques for large data sets and quantitative analyses; - Leveraging and utilizing tools such as: SAS, R or Python software, Excel/VBA, SQL; and - Assist with drafting model documentation and validation reports which focus on the following model types: Retail, Wholesale, Credit risk models, including underwriting credit scorecards, portfolio credit monitoring models, CCAR and DFAST credit loss forecasting models, based PD/LGD/EAD models, and allowance for loan and lease loss models.   Travel up to 80% is required.   Please apply by mail, referencing Job Code NY3435, Attn: HR SSC/Talent Management, 4040 West Boy Scout Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33607.
  • Tempe, Arizona, The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) seeks applicants for several tenure-track/tenured faculty positions in “Urban and Social Computing” in the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence (SCAI). This search will target scientists and engineers with research into complex system modeling/simulation and computing for social good. Areas of interest include theoretical (high performance computing, edge computing, Internet of Things (IoT), privacy, equity, accessibility, fairness, bias, trust, security, and optimization) and applied (smart cities, digital twins, agriculture, climate, water, biodiversity, energy, transportation, resource utilization and distribution, monitoring, and  Artificial Intelligence (AI) for better future of work) innovations into urban and social challenges. The state of Arizona recently committed new investments towards the university in the areas of human performance, future communication technologies, extreme environments, and advanced manufacturing, within the context of its New Economy Initiative (NEI, https://impactarizona.asu.edu/new-economy-initiative). Candidates with application interest in these key research thrust areas are particularly encouraged to apply. SCAI currently houses several ASU Centers – including Center for Assured and Scalable Engineering (CASCADE, https://cascade.asu.edu/ ), Center for Accelerating Operational Efficiency (CAOE, https://caoe.asu.edu/),  Center for Biocomputing, Security and Society (CBSS, https://biodesign.asu.edu/biocomputing-security-and-society ) , Center for  Embedded Systems (CES https://ces.asu.edu ), Center for Secure, Trusted, and Assured Microelectronics (STAM, https://stamcenter.asu.edu), Center for Cybersecurity and Trusted Foundations (CTF, https://globalsecurity.asu.edu/cybersecurity-and-trusted-foundations ) , Center for Ubiquitous Computing (CUBIC, https://cubic.asu.edu ), ASU-Mayo Center for Innovative Imaging (AMCII, https://amcii.asu.edu ), and AZ BlockChain Applied Research Center (BARC, https://www.azbarc.org)  – and have a large number of faculty working on a variety of relevant topics. The current openings are intended to broaden and strengthen this expertise, which is crucial to university initiatives and velocity. We seek applicants who will contribute to our programs and expand collaborations with existing faculty at ASU. Located in Tempe with easy access to the outdoors and urban amenities, ASU's vibrant and innovative approaches to research and teaching are charting new paths in education and research in the public interest. Faculty members are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and undertake service activities. ASU strongly encourages transdisciplinary collaboration and use-inspired, socially relevant research. Successful candidates will be encouraged to expand expertise and collaborations in these areas. Although the tenure home may be in any of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence is currently the most involved in the interest areas of this research. Appointments will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2023. Application deadline is September 30, 2022.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.  To apply, visit https://hiring.engineering.asu.edu/ and select “apply now” next to the corresponding position.  Candidates will be asked to create or use an existing Interfolio Dossier to submit the following: Cover letter Curriculum Vitae Statement describing research interests (two pages maximum) Statement describing teaching interests and philosophy (two pages maximum) Statement describing commitment and approaches to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging* Contact information for three references *The ASU Charter states, “ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.” The Fulton Schools of Engineering are dedicated to continuous innovation, student success, faculty excellence, and cultivation of an environment that is diverse, equitable, inclusive and promotes belonging. The diversity statement provides applicants an opportunity to demonstrate their past and current activities in promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and how future activities will align with upholding the ASU Charter.  For additional information regarding position specifics, please contact the search committee chair, Professor Yezhou Yang at yz.yang@asu.edu . Equal Employment Opportunity Statement A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See  https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html  and  https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/ .) In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf .  You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.   Required qualifications: Earned doctorate or equivalent in computer science, computer engineering, industrial engineering, or a closely related field by the time of appointment Evidence of excellence in research, as appropriate to the candidate’s rank; and Evidence of excellence in teaching, as appropriate to the candidate’s rank   Desired qualifications: Potential (for junior applicants) or evidence (for senior applicants) for establishing an externally funded research program Commitment to teaching at both the graduate and the undergraduate levels Evidence of commitment to a diverse academic environment, as appropriate to the candidate’s rank  
  • Seattle, Washington, Summary We are seeking two highly motivated, detail-oriented individuals to join Metro’s Transit Speed and Reliability unit. These positions will work as subject matter experts pertaining to transportation engineering solutions and traffic operation analysis on transit capital projects. The ideal candidates have knowledge of both traffic engineering principles and transit operations and are great at problem solving. We are looking for results driven individuals who can work collaboratively with others across the organization and comfortably work in a team environment. Project management skills and experiences are a plus. The Engineer positions may involve project management for small to medium-sized projects related to next-gen TSP (Transit Signal Priority), hot spot Improvements, corridor improvements, trolley expansion and modification, and represent Metro in working on projects led by other jurisdictions to enhance existing or future bus operations and infrastructures.  We currently have an opening for two positions as Engineer III/Engineer II depending on the skills of the applicant pool.  This recruitment will also be used to establish an eligibility pool to fill future career service or vacated position, short term temporary, term-limited temporary, and/or special duty assignment opportunities within the Capital Division. The eligibility pool will be valid for 12 months upon creation, or until exhausted, at the discretion of the hiring authority.   About Metro’s Transit Speed and Reliability Team The Transit Speed and Reliability team, in the Capital Planning section of Metro’s Capital Division, is a small team functioning in a high paced work environment. The team consists of transportation engineers and transportation planners with skills in project management, traffic operations engineering, traffic simulation modeling, transit planning, and capital planning. The team works with local jurisdictions on the implementation of transit preferential treatments along transit corridors, at spot locations, around transit hubs, and to support Metro’s service changes. The team has authored Metro’s  Transit Speed & Reliability Guidelines & Strategies   (Download PDF reader)  and uses this document as a playbook for getting these types of projects built. The Engineers provide consultation to other Metro units/sections for transportation/traffic engineering solutions and also plan, design and implement Metro’s transit signal priority (TSP). Engineers are expected to work with local jurisdictions to negotiate TSP timings and strategies, working alongside Planners who identify needs and advocate for transit priority treatments on capital projects led by other agencies/partners. The Transit Speed and Reliability team conducts near and mid-term capital planning activities for projects related to the expansion and modification of Metro’s trolley bus network.  Job Duties Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. You will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices to all aspects of the work. In this role, you will: Engineer II Conduct field observations, identify problems, develop improvement options for further analysis.  Conduct or review traffic analysis, travel time studies, intersection queuing analyses and level-of-service calculations using Synchro traffic signal optimization modeling or other modeling software consistent with accepted traffic engineering practice.  Under direction of the supervisor or senior staff, provide technical support and expertise in transportation engineering disciplines and apply concepts and techniques to unconventional engineering problems.  Use analysis results to lead the development of transit preferential improvements and low- cost operational improvements.  Act as a work-order project manager in working with on-call consultant(s). Develop a scope of work for analysis, review, negotiate consultant work orders and deliverables.  Prepare written reports, presentations, or summaries of traffic study results.  Prepare project recommendations to project leads, Program Managers, or Metro management for design and implementation.  Review engineering plans, drawings, specifications, contract documents, and engineering reports to identify potential transit improvement opportunities and/or incompatibilities with transit operations.  Plan, develop, negotiate, and administer formal agreements with local agencies, as required for the delivery of projects.  Uphold engineering ethics and standards of conduct in the performance of the job.  Gather technical information to help others in preparing grant applications seeking capital funding.  Actively engage in traffic engineering communities and participate in ongoing professional development to enhance technical skills.  Apply knowledge of MUTCD, HCM, NTCIP, and traffic engineering practices, codes and regulations  This position may be required to perform other related duties as assigned.  Engineer III  (in addition to the above Engineer II duties) Carry out complex or novel assignments requiring diversified knowledge of traffic engineering and/or planning principles and practices in broad areas of assignments.  Apply advanced traffic engineering and analysis techniques and the modification and extension of current theories, principles and practices.  Manage small to large scale speed and reliability corridor projects and trolley expansion/modification projects while interacting with others with a variety of backgrounds and disciplines (both within and external to Metro).  Lead an interdisciplinary team in technical matters pertaining to transit corridor planning, conceptual plan development, transportation engineering solutions, and trolley expansion/modification planning. Interpret and administer policies and procedures to discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies.  Write reports and make presentations to large groups such as Metro management, Executive staff, and citizen groups.  Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department staff, management, vendors, and staff from cities who partner with King County.  Influence stakeholder expectations through direct relationships  May function as a technical specialist or project lead.  This position may be required to perform other related duties as assigned.  Minimum Qualifications: Engineer II A Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering, or electrical engineering, or equivalent degree with focus on transportation, and a minimum of 2 years of hands on experience in design and/or implementation of transportation related projects, OR an equivalent of at least 6 years of professional experience related to one or more of the following kinds of improvements: development of coordinated signal timings; signal modifications and intersection reconfiguration; corridor rechannelization; parking impact studies; transit priority treatments including transit signal priority; traffic signal controller upgrades; and traffic communication system/ITS design.  Familiarity with transportation planning and traffic engineering techniques, principles, practices and issues.  Demonstrated ability to work independently on job tasks with guidance from senior Engineers.  Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information in written and visual forms to a variety of audiences (e.g. the public, co-workers, local jurisdictions, elected officials).  Demonstrated ability to facilitate work groups, lead technical work teams and effectively communicate with a variety of internal work groups and external audiences.  Ability to work as a team member in a supporting role in flexible environment  Ability to work with diverse individuals and customers and maintain effective relationships.  Candidates with the following skills will be given priority  Familiarity with transit operations, route planning, and bus scheduling fundamentals will be given priority.  Strong time management skills, ability to meet deadlines, and ability to respond to frequently changing work responsibilities  Experience in the preparation of engineering plans, technical specifications, cost estimates and bid documents.  Demonstrated skills in planning, facilitation, decision-making, analysis and reporting of transportation data, and the ability to apply analytical skills.    Minimum Qualifications: Engineer III   (in addition to the above Engineer II qualifications) A Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering, or electrical engineering, or equivalent degree with focus on transportation, and a minimum of 4 years of increasing responsibilities in project management and hands on experience in design and/or implementation of transportation related projects, OR an equivalent of at least 9 years of professional experience related to one or more of the following kinds of improvements: development of coordinated signal timings; signal modification and intersection reconfiguration, corridor rechannelization; parking impact studies; transit priority treatments including transit signal priority; traffic signal controller upgrade; and traffic control center communication system design.  Experience and skill leading a multi-disciplinary project team.  Demonstrated skill in project management techniques and principles.  Ability to handle leading multiple projects simultaneously.  Knowledge of MUTCD, HCM, NTCIP, ITS standards and traffic engineering practices, codes and regulations.  Demonstrated hands on analytical capabilities and sound engineering judgment.   Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.  Ability to be innovative and make independent decisions.  Experience in the preparation of engineering plans, technical specifications, cost estimates and bid documents.  Excellent oral and written communication skills, with an ability to adjust communication style to fit the audience (which could range from City traffic engineers to members of the public).  Ability to handle politically sensitive issues.    Desired Qualifications: For Engineer II & Engineer III: Candidates with the following experiences will be given more consideration: Experience in developing signal timing using Synchro and/or VISSIM  Experience in roadway geometry design and/or construction  Experience with the specific traffic signal systems used within King County, including Siemens, Econolite, and Intelight signal systems  Familiarity with MUTCD, HCM, NTCIP, ITS standards and traffic engineering practices, codes and regulations.  Engineering in Training (EIT) and/or Professional Engineering (PE) license Actively involved in traffic engineering professional affiliations (e.g. Institute of Transportation Engineers)  Exhibit maturity and self-control, even in situations involving conflict or stress    NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  A valid Washington State driver’s license or the ability to travel throughout the county in a timely manner.  Please Note Specific Hourly Ranges Below  Engineer II: $40.7745 - $49.2934 Engineer III: $45.9079 - $55.4992

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