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The Decision Analysis Society promotes the development and use of logical methods for improving decision-making in public and private enterprise. Such methods include models for decision-making under conditions of uncertainty or multiple objectives; techniques of risk analysis and risk assessment; experimental and descriptive studies of decision-making behavior; economic analysis of competitive and strategic decisions; techniques for facilitating decision-making by groups; and computer modeling software and expert systems for decision support. Our members include practitioners, educators, and researchers with backgrounds in engineering, business, economics, statistics, psychology, and other social and applied sciences.

The Decision Analysis Society is a subdivision of INFORMS, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. INFORMS is the world's largest organization of operations researchers and management scientists, with over 12,000 members. The Decision Analysis Society is among the largest of INFORMS' subdivisions, with more than 1000 members.

The Decision Analysis Society was founded in 1980 as the ORSA Special Interest Group on Decision Analysis, becoming the INFORMS Section on Decision Analysis upon the merger of ORSA with TIMS. In February 1996, the Section on Decision Analysis became the Decision Analysis Society.

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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
  • Fountain Valley, California, The Quality Engineer will be a member of Kingston's Global Quality Assurance team in Fountain Valley, CA. We are looking for an individual with quality engineering experience who has excellent customer quality account management skills. The successful candidate for this position will have experience in electronics manufacturing, preferably with computer memory products. Responsibility will include customer quality account management and the ongoing development of customer relationships with our OEM business partners; manage OEM customer quality levels and excursions through the Kingston global quality systems and sites; translate customer requirements into functional QCS work instructions, solving customer problems through audit, analysis, reporting. Will work closely with Kingston staff in Sales, Engineering, Operations, Project Management during the quality process. In addition to the following Essential Functions, other related work may be required. Essential Functions: Establish, document and implement quality standards. Create and maintain work instructions in a timely manner to keep Kingston's quality systems current. Monitor quality performance of OEM/SOEM customers and their ODM’s, communicating trend changes or DPPM levels rising above quality targets. Read and comprehend customers' technical specifications. Support and respond to customer inquiry in consultation with appropriate technical departments, program manager and/or quality management. Support global Kingston sites and internal departments with quality topics and OEM/SOEM customer inquiry. Perform troubleshooting to root causes to resolve product malfunction using test equipment, analytical equipment and software to current test procedures. Follow up with customer and document customer Failure Analysis request. Assess and recommend FA test equipment, protocols and procedures. Research product and process traceability data though various computer systems such as JDE, GPS, MIVS, and manufacturing data sheets.   Requirements: Minimum three years of quality engineering experience in electronics manufacturing; experience with computer memory products is preferred. Knowledge of quality standards and systems is preferred. Quality account management experience, with the ability to interface effectively with customers. Experience in a production, SMT, PCB environment, knowledge of equipment function and control logic is helpful. Knowledge of Computer Memory technology (DRAM and Nand) based products is highly preferred. Knowledge of electrical engineering principles and practices and data base management practices. Experience with Asia-based supply chain quality activity and coordination is desired. Failure Analysis understanding. Excellent interpersonal customer management skills. Ability to effectively communicate technical specifications or requirements to customers. Must be able to use discretion and independent judgement. Ability to work flexible hours to accommodate customers in various time zones. Available for occasional domestic and international business travel. Bachelor’s Degree. Kingston Quality Kingston takes pride in its proactive role in verifying the quality and reliability of the components used in Kingston products. Kingston memory is designed and built with components that are purchased from qualified suppliers that meet Kingston's high-quality standards. Kingston has been ISO 9001 certified since 1994. Kingston has not only obtained this high standard certification, but it has maintained and improved its process to adapt to the demanding memory industry. Combining one of the most extensive and stringent testing processes in the memory industry, an exceptional free tech support center and a consistent roll-out of innovative technologies, Kingston Technology has continually set industry standards of quality and reliability throughout its history. Discretionary Bonus
  • Mohali, India, Plaksha invites applications for tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate and full Professor levels from candidates with a Ph.D. from a world-class institution in disciplines including computer science, mathematics, economics, business, operations research or related fields; interest and experience in interdisciplinary topics such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, data science and their intersection with economics, business, finance, policy and development; and a track record of creating impact via research, innovation in teaching, industry practice or entrepreneurial ventures. Plaksha will be launching with four key focus areas to begin with, viz, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence ; Robotics and Cyber-Physical Systems; Biological Systems Engineering ; and Data Science, Business and Economics. Undergraduate programs in these four major areas will commence in Fall 2021. Plaksha also offers a distinctive postgraduate program, ‘ Tech Leaders Fellowship ’ which is in its second year. We also expect to launch Ph. D. programs by 2022. An institute-wide Data Science initiative will also be rolled out, which will have cross-cutting applications to thematic research centers anchored around grand challenges. Data Science, Business and Economics will be a first-of-a-kind interdisciplinary program with a strong core in data science synergistic with the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence area, blended with an introduction to how humans think, behave and make decisions (including microeconomics & behavioral economics), how our society works (including anthropological and cultural underpinnings), how economic and financial markets operate (including digital platforms & markets), and data privacy and ethical considerations. Towards the later semesters, students may choose to concentrate in a ‘track’ among options such as Digital transformation, Data analytics for policy, or Financial engineering.  Key faculty responsibilities include teaching and mentoring students at the Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral level, implementing project-based and experiential learning experiences, and helping to realize the mission of Plaksha through the establishment of research centers and laboratories of global eminence that have a deep and far reaching impact on economy and society. In line with the vision of the university, we specifically seek founding faculty members with the following characteristics: Faculty who are inspired, creative and passionate about what and how they teach, who truly enjoy teaching and mentoring students, and are highly committed to student learning and success. A willingness to embrace Plaksha’s vision of reimagining education by adopting new pedagogical methods, including in teacher training, education workflows, course formats, and the role of technology in teaching and learning. A strong commitment and track record in one or more of the following: Research framed by grand challenges of India and the world in the 21 st century Research with impact on industry, public policy, practice, sustainable development etc. Making inventions/ commercializing technology/software or other entrepreneurial experience  Experience in leading companies, or other significant industrial/corporate experience Innovative pedagogy and/or scholarship of education and/or interdisciplinary education  An interdisciplinary mindset, in the broadest sense, recognizing the need for partnerships between social sciences, humanities, business and STEM disciplines, and willingness to learn from colleagues with different perspectives.  A passion for institution-building with a desire for continuous improvement, entrepreneurial mindset and a can-do attitude.  A willingness to work in a team, by accepting others’ ideas, partnering, leading or following, as needed to accomplish team objectives. Faculty members at Plaksha will receive several benefits, including but not limited to, competitive joining packages and salaries, seed grants for research, attractive IPR and consultancy policies, mentorship opportunities from members of an eminent global Academic Advisory Board and other members of the Plaksha family, collaboration and partnerships with industry and entrepreneurs, along with the opportunity to contribute to and create research labs and centers.  We are committed to maintaining diversity and welcome applications from all nationalities. Plaksha is committed to supporting dual career couples and has dedicated staff to help with transitioning the faculty’s family to living in Chandigarh, including help with schools, housing, connecting to the larger community etc. Applicants should send their (1) Cover letter (2) CV (3) Teaching statement expressing their views on interdisciplinary education, (4) Research statement, (5) A page on statement of impact describing their academic, entrepreneurial and industrial experience, and (6) a list of three to five references.  There is no deadline for faculty position applications, rather applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting February 2021. The appointment dates are flexible and will start as early as Spring 2021. For more information and access to the application portal, please visit: www.plaksha.org/faculty . You may also contact us via email at faculty@plaksha.org for any questions.
  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Applications are invited from qualified individuals for one-year limited-term Lecturer positions in the Department of Finance & Management Science at the Edwards School of Business in each of the following four areas: 1) Management Information Systems (MIS), 2) Operations Management (OM), 3) Business Mathematics (BMath), 4) Personal Financial Management (PFin). The successful candidate in MIS will be primarily teaching introductory MIS courses, the successful candidate in OM will be primarily teaching introductory OM courses, the successful candidate in BMath will be primarily teaching introductory courses in Business Mathematics, and the successful candidate in PFin will be primarily teaching introductory courses in Personal Financial Management. Note that the teaching load for these positions is nine courses per year (typically 4-4-1). The AACSB accredited Edwards School of Business has an undergraduate business program with approximately 2,200 students. We also have thriving M.Sc. Finance, M.Sc. Marketing, Master of Professional Accounting, and MBA programs. The school is also a contributor to the Ph.D. in Applied Economics program. Please visit our website at http://www.edwards.usask.ca for more information on the Edwards School of Business. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000. Qualifications Consistent with our AACSB accreditation requirements, the Edwards School of Business recruits individuals whose academic training and/or professional activities clearly align with our recruitment standards. Candidates require a graduate degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) in an academic area clearly linked to the field in which they are expected to teach. Candidates must also have an interest and ability to engage in scholarly activities as evidenced by established or developing research initiatives and a strong or emerging research program (for academically qualified candidates) or significant professional experience at a senior level and professional certification through a recognized related organization (for professionally qualified candidates). Candidates must also have demonstrated effective classroom teaching skills and mentorship, as well as effective interpersonal and communication skills. Salary bands for this position for the 2021-2022 academic year are: Lecturer - $81,678 to $121,278. (New candidates typically start at the floor.) This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan, pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program. Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and any supporting documents to: Craig Wilson, Department Head Finance & Management Science University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5A7 Email Addresses: (Please specify the particular position in the subject line.) Management Information Systems (MIS): Search@share.usask.ca Operations Management (OM): Search@share.usask.ca Business Mathematics (BMath): Search@share.usask.ca Personal Financial Management ( Search@share.usask.ca Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated. Review of applications will begin February 20, 2021; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021. The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. The university must, however, comply with federal immigration requirements. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
  • Houston, Texas, Advisory Manager, SAP Consulting (Multiple Positions) , PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC, Houston, TX . Assist clients by maximizing the value of their SAP investment with offerings that address sales, finance, supply chain, engineering, and human capital. Help transform clients finance function and processes by leveraging SAP applications to enhance their core transaction processing and reporting competencies, strengthening their ability to support management decision making and corporate strategy. Demonstrate in-depth technical expertise. Establish and maintain client relationships and professional networks. Coach staff and provide feedback in a timely manner. Define resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, billing and collections. 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 Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or a related discipline, 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 Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or a related discipline, plus 3 years of related work experience. Must have at least one year of experience with each of the following: - Designing, building, testing, and deploying SAP solutions, including RICEFs (Reports, Interfaces, Conversions, Extensions, Forms) design and development; - Supporting complex business processes in an SAP environment; - Assisting clients in the implementation and support of SAP packaged solutions and improving business processes; and - Evaluating new support processes, models, pricing, and tools and related competitive offerings delivered by other SAP Service providers. Travel required up to 80%. Please apply by mail, referencing Job Code TX2736, Attn: HR SSC/Talent Management, 4040 West Boy Scout Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33607.

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