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The Section on Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment (ENRE) is organized to:
  • promote the development and application of operations research / management science methods, techniques, and tools to the solution of problems relating to energy, natural resources and/or the environment,
  • encourage the exchange of information among practitioners and users in energy, natural resources, and environmental applications areas, and
  • promote the maintenance of high professional standards in the application of operations research/management science to problem areas in energy, natural resources, and/or the environment.

INFORMS 2020 Annual Meeting @ National Harbor, MD, November 8-11

Cluster Sessions
At every INFORMS Annual Meeting, ENRE organizes and sponsors a number of streams, listed below. Please get in touch with the chairs if you want to contribute a session or talk on a relevant subject at the next INFORMS meeting in 2020!

Environment & Sustainability
Zana  Cranmer, (acranmer@bentley.edu
Destenie Nock,  (dnock@andrew.cmu.edu)

Natural Resources
Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo (j.garcia@ctfc.es)

Energy I – Electricity

Energy II – Energy
 Jalal Kazempoor (seykaz@elektro.dtu.dk)

Energy III - Climate
Benjamin D. Leibowicz (bleibowicz@utexas.edu)

Oil/Gas/Mining
Dimitri Papageorgiou (dimitri.j.papageorgiou@exxonmobil.com
Talayeh Razzaghi (
talayeh.razzaghi@ou.edu)

We would like to express our gratitude towards these dedicated researchers & professionals for providing this important service to our community!


Best Paper Awards
Every year, ENRE awards a number of prizes to recognise outstanding academic contributions in the field of Operations Research & Management Science with applications in energy, natural resources and the environment. Nomination procedures and further details will be announced via the ENRE newsletter and mailing list.

ENRE Student Best Paper 
Committee Chair: Krystel Castillo (Krystel.Castillo@utsa.edu

ENRE Early-Career Best Paper 
Committee Chair: Luce Brotcorne  (Luce.Brotcorne@inria.fr)

ENRE Best Publication – Energy
Committee Co-Chairs:  Golbon Zakeri (g.zakeri@auckland.ac.nz) and Javad Lavaei (lavaei@berkeley.edu)

ENRE Best Publication – Natural Resources
Committee Co-Chairs: Tingju Zhu (tingjuzhu@intl.zju.edu.cn) and Amir Mousavian (smousavi@clarkson.edu)

ENRE Best Publication – Environment and Sustainability
Committee Chair:  Gokce Palak (gpalak@su.edu)


More information and past winners
We would like to congratulate the winners of the Awards in previous years! Read more...

"Society Spotlight" featuring ENRE in OR/MS Tomorrow, the INFORMS Student Magazine
OR-MS-Tomorrow-logo_cardlarge.pngOR/MS Tomorrow, the INFORMS Student Magazine, just published an issue on "Operation Research & Management in Energy and Environment". They feature a "Society Spotlight" article on ENRE laying on the mission and history of our section - and emphasising our commitment to provide an open and welcoming platform for students at the intersection of OR/MS, energy, and the environment!

Our Community

Leadership & Officers

President : Miguel F. Anjos

President-elect : Sandra Ekşioğlu

Secretary-Treasurer : Benjamin D. Leibowicz

Communications & Outreach : Diwas Paudel




Past-Presidents : 

Antonio Conejo

Hayri Önal

Past Secretary-Treasurers:

Sauleh Siddiqui

Sandra Ekşioğlu

Past Communications & Outreach:

Daniel Huppmann

Vignesh Subramanian

Kevin Melendez




Read here for more info and contact details...

JOBS OF INTEREST TO ENRE

  • Austin, Texas, Clinical Faculty Position Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management McCombs School of Business The University of Texas at Austin   The McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a clinical faculty position in the Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management starting in Fall 2021 . A clinical faculty position is not a tenure track appointment. The expectation for a clinical faculty position is one that includes a mix of teaching and research responsibilities. We seek candidates with a strong background in decision analytics motivated by challenges in business. The candidate should be able to contribute to our program in Business Analytics. Applicants should have a Ph.D. with experience in teaching quantitative methods, operations research, decision sciences or business analytics.   The McCombs School, with its top-ranked faculty and educational programs, offers a stimulating and collegial environment for research and teaching. The Information , Risk , and Operations Management (IROM) Department offers courses and concentrations in the undergraduate, MBA, and PhD programs. The School’s Center for Analytics and Transformative Technologies, Supply Chain Management Center of Excellence, Center for Research in Electronic Commerce, The Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law and Business, Healthcare initiative and other research centers and initiatives provide opportunities for IROM faculty to collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines and to interact with industry.   As an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity, we want our applicant pool to be as diverse as possible. We welcome applicants from under-represented groups as well as applicants who have demonstrated, and will continue to demonstrate, a commitment to diversity in the academic environment.   Interested applicants should upload a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching experiences, and a statement of research objectives and accomplishments to Interfolio. Applicants should also upload teaching evaluations. All applicants are required to use the Interfolio Recommendation Letter request system to request at least three confidential letters of recommendation. Applications and recommendation letters must be received by March 31, 2021.   The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
  • Austin, Texas, Lecturer Position Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management McCombs School of Business The University of Texas at Austin   The McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a lecturer faculty position in the Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management starting in Fall 2021 . We seek candidates with a strong background in decision analytics motivated by challenges in business and demonstrated excellence in teaching. The candidate should be able to contribute to our program in Business Analytics. Applicants should have experience in teaching quantitative methods, operations research, decision science, or business analytics.   Applicants should upload a curriculum vita, and a statement of teaching experiences to Interfolio. Applicants should also upload teaching evaluations. All applicants are required to use the Interfolio Recommendation Letter request system to request at least three confidential letters of recommendation. Applications and recommendation letters must be received by March 31, 2021.   The McCombs School, with its top-ranked faculty and educational programs, offers a stimulating and collegial environment for research and teaching. The Information , Risk , and Operations Management (IROM) Department offers courses and concentrations in the undergraduate, MBA, Masters, and PhD programs. The School’s Center for Analytics and Transformative Technologies, Supply Chain Management Center of Excellence, Center for Research in Electronic Commerce, The Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law and Business, Healthcare initiative and other research centers and initiatives provide opportunities for IROM faculty to collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines and to interact with industry.   As an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity, we want our applicant pool to be as diverse as possible. We welcome applicants from under-represented groups as well as applicants who have demonstrated, and will continue to demonstrate, a commitment to diversity in the academic environment.   The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
  • Atlanta, Georgia, POSITION SUMMARY: The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency that focuses on issues critical to the region’s success, including growth and development, transportation, water resources, services for older adults and workforce solutions. ARC is dedicated to unifying the region’s collective resources to prepare the metropolitan area for a prosperous future. This is done through professional planning initiatives, the provision of objective information and the involvement of the community in collaborative partnerships. The Data Analysis and Travel Demand Modeling Coordinator within the Transportation Access and Mobility Section is responsible for managing highly complex and visible enterprise-wide data modeling tools, forecasting and analysis. As assigned, work may include coordinating the work of team members; developing and managing long- and short-range travel demand forecasts; coordinating advisory, training and technical assistance; consulting with partners and stakeholders regarding data interpretation, traffic trends, and application to planning initiatives; preparing and managing contracts; planning, convening, facilitating and/or chairing meetings; ensuring that work programs and outcomes meet established goals; leading or serving on technical committees; overseeing project implementation; and serving as a representative of the agency to member jurisdictions, outside agencies and the public. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Coordinate mission-critical enterprise-wide functions or may serve as a lead worker, assigning work and monitoring work completion; Coordinate and oversee RFP process for consultant selection; facilitate consultant selection committee; oversee scope of work and contract deliverables; Manage large datasets; analyze data; summarize data and use software and other techniques to present findings; Conduct needs assessments; provide training on models and use of statistics. Provide technical guidance and support to travel demand model users; develop and update data and analytics; respond to data requests, and thoroughly document ARC’s travel demand modeling technical procedures; Identify new technology products; provide recommendations to managers and/or decision-makers; Maintain, run and trouble-shoot the ARC regional activity-based travel demand forecasting model; Perform other duties assigned to support agency goals and objectives. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES: Knowledge of systems administration and project management; Knowledge of the software development cycle, including the GitHub open-source software tracking and coordination platform; Knowledge of Regional Activity-Based Travel Demand Forecasting Model Development & Applications, including ActivitySim, as well as model calibration & validation; Knowledge of data analysis, including “Big Data” manipulation, probe data analytics (such as NPMRDS), travel survey data, Census data (ACS / CTPP), R and RStudio, Jupyter Notebook, etc.; Skill in modeling including travel demand modeling software such as CUBE, TransCAD, Visum, Emme, and map development in GIS, including the use of geo-database for roadway and transit network coding; Skill in database development and administration, including the manipulation of large matrices and travel survey datasets; Skill in programming language such as Java and Python; Skill in data gathering and analysis, including data visualization; Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; excellent written and verbal communication skills; excellent management skills and the ability to juggle competing priorities; Proficient in Model integration with land use model (such as PECAS and UrbanSim), air quality model (EPA – MOVES3), toll optimization, dynamic traffic assignment, freight modeling, and other peripheral / ancillary models such as externals model, air passenger model, as well as other ones such as FTA - STOPS model and REMI – TranSight model. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in business, economics, statistics, urban planning, computer science, information technology or related field Three (3) years of experience in data collection and analysis and associated technical support, which may include programming and/or supervisory/lead experience An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: In addition to the detailed examples of responsibilities and abilities contained herein, all employees of the Atlanta Regional Commission are expected to model behavior consistent with the guiding principles outlined in our Evolution Strategy . Specifically, incumbents are responsible for demonstrating work habits that are:  Interdisciplinary by promoting professional and interpersonal connections and integration across functional disciplines. Holistic by seeking expertise within the team, Group, or Agency to produce his/her work output, and demonstrating a strong understanding of and support for interrelationships between their work and the work of others in the team, Group, or Agency. Actionable by continuously striving to improve his/her capabilities to produce sustainable outcomes and displaying a strong need for achievement and a high energy level to attain goals. Outcome Based by taking the initiative to meet goals and expectations, and consistently striving to produce tangible results with significant visible impact, and. Targeted toward Ensuring Colleagues' Success by willingly and deliberately providing his/her expertise to others to build and sustain effective internal and external working relationships, and by modeling behaviors that consistently demonstrate concern for colleagues' success, needs, respect, trust, and integrity.    no SS deductions except for Medicare portion, approx. 1.45% of salary)
  • Seattle, Washington, LPD Engineering PLLC, a small, woman owned civil engineering site development firm in downtown Seattle, WA, is seeking a Civil Engineer with 4+ years of experience (10+ is desirable). Candidates should have AutoCAD and stormwater modeling skills. Civil 3D experience and current knowledge of local regulatory requirements are also desirable. Candidates should possess strong analytical aptitude, a commitment to customer service, and the ability to work collaboratively on several projects simultaneously. LPD specializes in civil site design including erosion control, utilities, site layout, grading and paving, stormwater management, and right-of-way improvements. We work on a variety of project types, including educational campuses, civic facilities, parks and recreation, single and multi-family residential, mixed use, light industrial, and commercial. You can learn more about LPD at www.lpdengineering.com. We are seeking individuals who are creative, proactive, critical thinkers who will thrive in a casual but dynamic, collaborative, high energy office environment. LPD Engineering offers: * Competitive compensation * Merit bonuses * Comprehensive benefits package, including: - Company paid medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and LTD insurance - Paid vacation and sick leave plus 10 paid holidays - Company matching retirement plan - Orca card Our LEED v4 Gold certified office is conveniently located in Downtown Seattle within walking distance of public transportation, restaurants and cafes, shopping, museums, and Pike Place Market. Please - no phone calls.
  • Albany, New York, Key Duties and Responsibilities Assist with and develop skills and abilities for all aspects of electrical and control systems design.  Including medium and low voltage power distribution systems, instrumentation, electrical controls, automation systems, and overall design documentation.   Work with designers to prepare detailed design drawings. Prepare detailed equipment specifications. Develop initial concepts and scope of work. Perform load analysis.   Perform electrical studies. Provide quality checks. Prepare construction cost estimates and provide engineering support during construction. Some project related travel may be required. Qualifications Successful candidates will have 1-3+ years of experience in a design engineering role: Experience with, or willingness and aptitude to learn, the key duties and responsibilities described above. A bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Experience with AutoCAD Electrical is a plus. Experience with SKM a plus. Experience with medium and low voltage power distribution is a plus. Experience with electrical instrumentation design is a plus. Experience with PLC design and/or programming is a plus. Ability to obtain FE/PE certification is a plus. Knowledge of industry standards, safety standards, and current design codes. Strong problem solving and analytical skills. Strong written and verbal technical communication skills. Basic knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Benefits For information about benefits and our company culture, please visit the Careers page on our website www.specllc.com