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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  • Spokane, Washington, Job Description Avista is seeking an Operations Research (OR) Analyst to support, analyze, design and develop leading edge optimizations and analytics based decision support tools. This position works independently and with others in Energy Resources preparing complex modeling evaluations of electric resources. Our ideal candidate is familiar with and has theoretical background and practical experience in advanced optimization techniques, including linear, non-linear programming, and mixed integer program theory, including experience using commercial solvers. Has experience in applied operations research, including decision analysis, optimization, simulation, statistics, and stochastic modeling. Is able to architecture, develop, implement, and test software and models in these areas. Can program in Python and other software languages in support of software/model development. Is recognized as a highly productive and innovative contributor in the solution of multi-discipline problems. Prepare modeling studies for new resources, power contracts, upgrades, and redevelopment of existing electric generation resources. Evaluate the costs and benefits of resource alternatives and provide recommendations through written memorandums and oral presentations. Act as an internal consultant to various managers in modeling of business decisions, action plans, and improved operations. Architect, develop, implement, and test software and models supporting various Energy Resource objectives. Develop in-depth models for analysis of various resource acquisition and optimization strategies, including models developed in spreadsheets and industrial solver models such as Gurobi and CPLEX. Consult with the software development teams to derive the best solutions for business. Operate and maintain the Company’s Avista Decision Support System (e.g., ADSS) model. Coordinate work assignments with other sections and departments to bring about the completion of activities requiring the effort of multiple work groups. To Apply Applications must be submitted directly through our website. https://www.myavista.com/about-us/working-at-avista   Complete an online application and attach your resume and cover letter to your profile. All documents must be attached to your application at the time of submitting your application for review . No documents can be attached after you click "Submit". Pre-employment screening requirements Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a drug test, background check and motor vehicle records review.    Avista’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Avista is committed to the goal of Equal Opportunity Employment and Affirmative Action. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, sensory, mental or physical disability (unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification), Veteran status or any other classification protected by nondiscrimination law. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here . Avista will make reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified person with a disability in the job application, interview process, and to perform the essential functions of the job whenever possible, where undue hardship would not be created for Avista. Please let us know if you would like assistance. Requirements Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a focus in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Mathematics or related field. More than 5 years’ experience and significant growth as an Operations Research analyst or from another related field (a graduate degree may substitute for some of the experience requirement). Strong spreadsheet and database skills are expected. Strong capacity to work independently and bring new business concepts, analyses, and strategies to the peer group. Previous project management experience is preferred. Develops and maintains new models to support company business, is a thought leader in the department Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills. Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a fast paced environment is expected. Other combinations of experience and/or education may be considered Incentive Plan included with offer.
  • Falls Church, Virginia, Position Background and Scope This position will lead of a small team to provide direct analytic support to regional decision makers within Navy Medicine. Each region has an independent team, but teams will coordinate with headquarters and across regions to ensure knowledge, learning, and best practices are shared across the organization. Analytic efforts may include modeling, statistical inference, machine learning, data visualization and dashboard development. Position Summary and Responsibilities TBE is seeking an analytics professional to lead a team supporting analytics efforts within Navy Medicine. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Work closely with customers, managers, and technical team to define program scope, goals, and deliverables Direct and work with a team to develop long term analysis products Direct and work with a team to respond to ad hoc requests for specific analysis (short term) Prepare and present project communications for customers and key stakeholders Provide leadership for multi-disciplinary teams in a collaborative environment Author technical reports and review team products for consistency and accuracy Qualifications This position requires the ability to obtain a DoD Security Clearance to the level of "Secret" Education and/or Experience Requires a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Data Science, Analytics, or related analytic field. Minimum fifteen (15) years of applicable professional experience, including minimum five (5) years in a supervisory position Superb communication skills with the ability to elicit goals, needs, and outcomes with leaders at all levels across different functions and organizations Highly Desirable Skills and Characteristics M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Data Science, Analytics, or related analytic field Demonstrated experience leading analytic projects Demonstrated success in customer-facing roles with frequent stakeholder interactions at all levels 5+ years of direct experience applying operations research, statistics, or data science techniques to develop analysis products Solid foundational knowledge of analytic techniques (statistics, queueing theory, probability, mathematical optimization, machine learning, systems engineering, decision analysis, etc.) Proficiency in one or more programming languages commonly used in analytics (Python, R, Julia etc.) Advanced data visualization experience to clearly communicate relationships among complex data Familiarity with cloud environments (AWS, Azure) Familiarity with software development life cycles and principles Experience working within the Department of Defense Experience working within the Military Health System Citizenship Requirements Due to classified work at the facility and related access restrictions, successful applicants must maintain U.S. Citizenship to allow the person to hold a U.S. Government security clearance.
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INFORMS Journal on Computing Articles


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