INFORMS Annual Meeting, Oct 20-23, 2019 Seattle, WA
TrackPublic Sector OR

There are 21 Public Sector OR sessions with a total of 81 presentations during the 2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting which takes place from October 20-23 in Seattle, WA. The sessions and the session numbers are listed below. Details about the authors and presentations in the sessions can be found by following this link.

Sunday, October 20

  • SA39 Community-Based Operations Research I
  • SA57 Modeling healthcare equity, access, and outcomes
  • SC20 – PSOR Best Paper Competition Finalists
  • SC57 Joint Session PSOR/Practice Curated: Decision Analytic Models for Public Health

Monday, October 21

  • MB57 Data Driven Disaster Resilience
  • MC56 Analytics in Humanitarian Operations Management
  • MC57 Joint Session PSOR/DEI: Community-Based Operations Research II
  • MD56 Nonprofit Operations Management: Focus on Resource Management
  • MD57 Applied Advances in the Field of Emergency Response II

Tuesday, October 22

  • TB56 Logistics Models for Disaster Response and Public Health Emergencies
  • TB57 Pro Bono Analytics - Providing Analytics Support to Nonprofit Organizations (a panel session)
  • TB58 Data-Driven Insights for Decision-Making
  • TC56 Joint Session PSOR/Practice Curated: Healthcare Policy Modeling
  • TD57 Joint Session PSOR/Practice Curated: Applied Advances in the Field of Emergency Response I
  • TD58 Resilient Infrastructure and Community Networks
  • TE58 Disaster Management in Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Wednesday, October 23

  • WA57 Optimizing Public Policy
  • WA58 Humanitarian and Disaster Operations Management
  • WB57 Topics in Humanitarian Operations
  • WC57 Human Trafficking
  • WD57 Joint Session PSOR/Practice Curated: Managing Welfare Delivery Supply Chains

Finalists of the 2019 PSOR Best Paper Competition

Four finalists will present their paper at SC20 PSOR Best Paper Competition Finalists at 1:30-3:00pm on Sunday October 20. We encourage you to attend this session. The first-place and second-place prizes will be announced and awarded during the PSOR business meeting at the 2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.

Finalists (in no particular order)


  • Show or Tell? Improving Agent Decision Making in a Tanzanian Mobile Money Field Experiment

Jason Acimovic (Penn State Smeal)

Christopher Parker (American University)

David Drake (U of Colorado)

Karthik Balasubramanian (Howard University)

  • An Efficient Frontier Approach to Scoring and Ranking Hospital Performance

Dan Adelman (University of Chicago Booth)

  • Snapshot Models of Undocumented Immigration

Edward Kaplan (Yale SOM)

Scott Rodilitz (Yale SOM)

  • Tax-Induced Inequalities in the Sharing Economy

Yao Cui (Cornell Johnson)

Andrew Davis (Cornell Johnson)