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, Wheels Up is a leading private aviation company that delivers a total aviation solution for 9,000+ members and customers throughout North America. We offer three membership options—Connect, Core, and Business—that significantly reduce the upfront cost to fly privately and enable a member to book a private plane as easily as an Uber or an Airbnb. Additionally, we provide comprehensive aircraft management and whole aircraft sales services for current and prospective plane owners.   Wheels Up gives members access to one of the world’s largest owned and managed fleets of private aircraft, totaling over 300 planes—as well as a fleet of 1,250+ Wheels Up-approved partner aircraft ranging from Light to Large-Cabin Jets. All members can also attend exclusive events and take advantage of a suite of hospitality, lifestyle, and retail benefits from some of the world’s preeminent brands.   In August 2019, we completed a Class D equity raise, giving us an enterprise valuation north of $1.1B. In January 2020, we entered into a groundbreaking partnership with Delta, which involved our company combining with Delta Private Jets to expand our fleet and offer guaranteed nationwide coverage—and which has enabled us to provide unparalleled experiences across private and commercial air travel. We also acquired our longtime partner Gama Aviation in March 2020, making us the largest Part 135 operator in the US and one of the largest private aviation operators and aircraft management companies in the world.   These developments, coupled with our previous acquisitions of Avianis, a leading tech company that has accelerated the development of our next-level digital platform, and TMC, the leading light jet charter wholesaler in the US, have made Wheels Up one of the fastest-growing and most innovative private aviation companies in the industry, capable of fulfilling any flight need.    At Wheels Up, we are realizing our vision of making private flying and the accompanying lifestyle accessible to millions of individuals, families, and businesses in the U.S. and around the world.   This Operations Research Engineer role will be part of the high performing Data Science and Analytics team whose purpose is to achieve cost savings, revenue enhancement by using advanced analytics and business optimization. This individual will be working to solve the complex business problems faced by an on-demand airline in areas of fleet planning, aircraft/crew scheduling, operational strategies and modeling.  You will be helping connect flyers to private jets in real-time, at scale.  Responsibilities Maintain and improve existing optimization algorithms and heuristics Present and communicate analytical results to various business partners Develop and implement mathematical models in matching flyers to aircraft and crew at scale Build resource planning models that enable the fulfillment process Interface and collaborate with other internal teams and business leaders to understand the business and technology/data aspects to identify appropriate opportunities and initiate new projects for business improvement using Operations Research techniques Collaborate with DevOps and Engineering to deploy said algorithms Qualifications Master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, or related discipline. Prior experience in transportation industry (airline, cruise, rental car) highly preferred Deep understanding of integer programming and column generation techniques Deep understating of applying heuristics to solve hard OR problems Be passionate about turning the theoretical into practical and usable products for the company 3+ years building models and developing algorithms for mathematical programming  Experience in C programming under Visual Studio. Experience building cross platform a plus 3+ years programming (C/C++, Java) and commercial optimization solvers (e.g. CPLEX, Gurobi, COIN-OR, OR-Tools)  Working knowledge of Relational databases (e.g. Oracle, SQL), big data platform
  • Baltimore, Maryland, The Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University seeks applicants for a full-time teaching position (Lecturer) in the area of systems engineering to be part of the teaching faculty in the department of Civil and Systems Engineering (CaSE). This position will serve a key role in the department’s new program in Systems Engineering and the growing Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE). More experienced candidates may be considered for a Senior Lecturer position. This is a career-oriented, renewable appointment that is responsible for the development and delivery of undergraduate and graduate courses to those majoring in Civil and/or Systems Engineering. Some potential areas for instruction could include: data sciences, mathematical modeling, risk analysis, network modeling, optimization, or any course at the intersection of systems engineering and civil infrastructure. The Whiting School of Engineering has a well-established non-tenure track career path for full-time teaching faculty culminating in the rank of Teaching Professor. The successful candidate will be expected to help articulate the role of systems engineering in undergraduate and graduate education, particularly in the context of a department that broadly covers the areas of systems, structures, and mechanics of materials. See the department website for more information (case.wse.jhu.edu). Teaching faculty members are encouraged to engage in departmental and university service and may have advising responsibilities. In particular, this position is likely to include some administrative responsibilities related to oversight of our full-time M.S. degree program in Systems Engineering and to coordination of the ABET accreditation process for Systems Engineering. Such activities will offset some of the teaching responsibilities of the position. Applicants for the position must have a Ph.D. degree in Systems Engineering or a closely related field. Related professional experience is considered a plus. Successful applicants must also have demonstrated excellence in, and commitment to, teaching, and have excellent communication skills. The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved. Application Instructions : Applicants should apply online at https://apply.interfolio.com/81347 . Please include a cover letter and a CV and, optionally, a brief teaching portfolio including (sample) course evaluations from any classes taught by the applicant. While candidates who complete their applications by January 15, 2021 will receive full consideration, the Department will consider exceptional applicants at any time. 
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