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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  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is the Philadelphia region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization. We believe DVRPC is a place to work, learn, and create a career in a professional and stimulating environment that values diversity, innovation, and bringing your best self to work. If your background and experience match the following vacancy in the Office of Travel Modeling, we would like to hear from you.                Job Description DVRPC is seeking a Transportation Modeler/Analyst to join a vibrant modeling and research team in the Office of Travel Modeling. The Office of Travel Modeling maintains DVRPC’s regional travel simulation models, including a highly sophisticated activity-based model, a best-in-class trip-based model, and a tour-based truck model, and supports model applications to evaluate the impacts of transportation investments, new transportation technologies, long-range plans, and air quality improvement initiatives.  DVRPC’s travel models are highly customized, relying on numerous Python scripts to implement specific model functions, interact with different model programs, and process model outputs.  The Office of Travel Modeling is also active in research and use of emerging and big data for model development and transportation studies.     The Transportation Modeler/Analyst will assist the development and enhancement of DVRPC’s regional travel models, and support model applications and data analysis for planning studies.  Programming and data analytics skills are required for this position to debug model programs, add new model features, prepare data for model development, and summarize aggregated and disaggregated model outputs for various needs.  Work is performed in accordance with well-defined objectives and professional standards under the close technical direction of senior engineers and planners.   Responsibilities Maintain, update, calibrate, and validate the regional travel simulation models. Develop tools and scripts to enhance and customize the regional models and their applications. Develop tools and scripts to process and visualize various model inputs, validation data, and model outputs. Design, process, and analyze various travel surveys and emerging data for travel behavior analysis. Conduct research for developing new modeling features and tools to meet emerging modeling needs. Support model applications, debug model programs, develop forecasts at the regional, corridor, and project level, and present findings and recommendations to technical committees and planning partners as needed. Provide technical assistance to internal and external partners, and respond to requests of data and information. Qualifications Strong self-learning, quantitative analysis, and problem-solving skills. Knowledge of the principles of transportation engineering, econometrics, statistical methods, or computer science that is applicable to transportation modeling and travel forecasting. Experience with Python, C#, or other object-oriented programming languages. Experience with SQL or other relational databases. Experience with GIS software. Experience with prevailing travel demand modeling software, such as VISUM, TransCAD, CUBE, or EMME is a plus. Ability to conduct research and evaluate information and data. Ability to effectively present analysis results in oral, written and graphic forms. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and planning partners.   Experience & Training To classify as a Level TE I, a minimum of one year of professional experience in civil engineering, transportation planning, or a related discipline is required. To classify as a Level TE II, a minimum of three years is required. Such experience may have been gained from a combination of experience and training. Training may have been gained through graduation from an accredited college or university. A Master’s degree or a full year of intern or co-operative education experience can be substituted for one year of experience. position level & salary commensurate with education & experience
  • Livermore, California, Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place. We are looking for individuals that demonstrate an understanding of working in partnership with team peers, who engage, advocate, and contribute to building an inclusive culture, and provide expertise to solve challenging problems. Job Description We have an opening for a Mechanical Engineer . You will provide engineering design solutions for the Laboratory’s mechanical infrastructure, building HVAC systems, building automation and DDC control systems, energy management, laboratory design, and central plant-type equipment in support of projects associated with new construction, remodeling, and modifications to conventional office and laboratory facilities.  This position is in the Project Management Office (PMO). This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level. In this role you will Contribute to the development of detailed engineering designs and construction packages for projects being performed to improve the Laboratory’s building mechanical. Perform computer-based analyses of process piping for sizing and layout, heating and cooling load calculations, energy management, and life-cycle cost. Prepare construction documents for mechanical designs, including scoping criteria, construction drawings and specifications, and procurement specifications for LLNL furnished equipment. Review and approve construction submittals and observe construction field activities and installations Provide engineering solutions to a diverse range of moderately complex site building mechanical systems issues and/or problems. Develop approaches to solve moderately complex technical issues associated with specific projects using independent judgement and analysis. Perform duct sizing, pipe sizing, HVAC load calculations, Auto CAD drawings. Perform other duties as assigned. Additional job responsibilities at the TSS.3 Level Design complex building and laboratory mechanical systems for new construction and the renovation and remodeling of existing facilities, including the design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, plumbing and fire protection systems, industrial gas systems, and process piping systems. Prepare designs and engineering studies for conventional mechanical equipment and components in complex building environments supporting highly advanced research activities. Projects include design for the installation of air handling equipment, fume hoods, boilers, chillers, DDC control systems, pumps and filter systems, as well as complex mechanical systems in specialized research facilities such as clean rooms, high performance computing facilities, bio-safety labs, semiconductor and electronics fabrication labs, non-reactor nuclear facilities, and laser research facilities. Prepare procurement documents for the subcontracting of outside consultant architectural/engineering (A/E) services to supplement internal engineering capability, such as statements of work, technical criteria, design effort estimates, and schedule. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical field or an equivalent combination of education and related experience. Professional registration as a Mechanical Engineer in the State of California or reciprocity from another state or ability to obtain CA license within 24 months. Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, techniques, practices and procedures for completing tasks or projects in mechanical engineering. Experience in and knowledge of the professional practice of commercial, industrial, and laboratory facility mechanical engineering and construction in areas such as HVAC systems design, piping system analysis and pump selection, process piping design for various industrial and laboratory gasses and fluids, building automation and control systems, and LEED/sustainable design practices. Proven technical, analytical and decision-making skills with the ability to organize and effectively coordinate multiple and frequently conflicting, concurrent tasks, with good follow-through. Experience with mechanical engineering design software for building modeling such as heat load and psychometric analysis, HVAC system modeling, energy management, and/or pipe flow analysis, experience with Microsoft Office software, AutoCAD for the preparation of working drawings, and REVIT in the preparation of working drawings. Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information. Additional qualifications at the TSS.3 Level Significant experience and advanced knowledge of the professional practice of commercial, industrial, and laboratory facility mechanical engineering and construction in areas such as HVAC systems design, piping system analysis and pump selection, process piping design for various industrial and laboratory gasses and fluids, building automation and control systems, and LEED/sustainable design practices. Advanced knowledge of applicable state and national construction codes and standards, including: California Mechanical & Plumbing Codes, NFPA 1, NFPA 13, and other Fire Codes and Standards, AWWA Standards, and ASHRAE Standards such as 62.1 and 90.1. Significant experience in design management, including project planning, scheduling, professional services estimates, and adherence to completion dates. Qualifications We Desire Membership in professional organizations such as ASHRAE, ASME, etc. USGBC LEED AP certification and knowledge of applicable DOE Orders, Federal Standards. Experience in design of fire protection systems and with mechanical system testing and balancing and/or commissioning.
  • Santa Cruz, California, Computer Science & Engineering: Assistant Professor- Experimental Computer Systems Position overview Position title: Assistant Professor, tenure-track Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis). Anticipated start: July 1, 2022, with the academic year beginning in September 2022. Degree requirements must be met by June 30, 2023 for employment effective July 1, 2023 and beyond. Application Window Open date: October 26th, 2021 Next review date: Monday, Jan 3, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled. Position Description The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position at the Assistant Professor rank. We seek candidates with a strong background in computer science and engineering, focusing on experimental computer systems, including but not limited to operating systems, distributed systems, storage systems, cloud computing systems, mobile systems, systems security, and database systems. We are especially interested in candidates who can collaborate within the department and across the university. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is part of the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz. UC Santa Cruz is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), an association of the top research universities in the U.S. Our school has nationally and internationally known researchers in many areas, including theoretical computer science, programming languages, security, distributed systems, storage systems, computer architectures, machine learning, natural language processing, vision, VLSI, and networking. The Baskin School of Engineering is home to six departments, contributing to the richness of its research. Nestled in a redwood forest above the city of Santa Cruz, our beautiful campus has a long history of embracing groundbreaking interdisciplinary work. Of the ten University of California campuses, UCSC is the nearest to Silicon Valley and has close research ties with the local computer industry. Our proximity to Silicon Valley, and our satellite campus there, afford opportunities and avenues for collaboration with researchers working in the many research and development labs in Silicon Valley, as well as with the other San Francisco Bay Area universities. The selected candidate is expected to develop a research program, advise graduate students in their research area, obtain external funding, develop and teach courses within the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, perform university, public and professional service, and interact broadly with the large number of researchers in Silicon Valley industrial research and advanced development labs. The position requires that the appointed faculty member successfully work with students, faculty, and staff from various social and cultural backgrounds, genders, and sexual orientations. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their research, teaching, and service. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minoritized groups who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. The chosen candidate will be expected to sign a statement representing that they are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or disciplinary proceeding at their current academic institution or place of employment, nor have they in the past ten years been formally disciplined at any academic institution/place of employment. In the event the candidate cannot make this representation, they will be expected to disclose in writing to the hiring Dean the circumstances surrounding any formal discipline that they have received, as well as any current or ongoing investigation or disciplinary process of which they are the subject. (Note that discipline includes a negotiated settlement agreement to resolve a matter related to substantiated misconduct.) Department of Computer Science and Engineering : https://engineering.ucsc.edu/departments/computer-science-and-engineering Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application) A Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in computer science or a field relevant to the advertised position and a demonstrated record of research. It is expected that the degree requirement will be completed no later than June 30, 2023. Application Requirements Document requirements *Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html ) before preparing their application. *Initial screening of applications will be based on the Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position. Statement of Research Statement of Teaching Reference requirements 3-5 letters of reference required Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation**. Note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System. **All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm . Apply link: https://recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF01165 Help contact: dditmars@ucsc.edu Campus Information The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686. Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify ). The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/102.530.html ). UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability Management Services at roberts@ucsc.edu (831) 459-4602. UCSC is committed to addressing the spousal and partner employment needs of our candidates and employees. As part of this commitment, our institution is a member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NorCal HERC). Visit the NorCal HERC website at https://www.hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-northern-california/ to search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution. The University of California offers a competitive benefits package and a number of programs to support employee work/life balance. For information about employee benefits please visit https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy . All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) VISIT THE UCSC WEB SITE AT https://www.ucsc.edu Job location Santa Cruz, California To apply, visit https://recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF01165 Copyright ©2021 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved. Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency jeid-f8e6176a3d1b7d49b22720e639675b79

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