CFP - Student Introduction and Interaction Session and Best Student Poster Competition - Quality, Statistics, and Reliability (QSR)


The Quality, Statistics, and Reliability (QSR) cluster of Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) is inviting QSR student members to participate at the Student Introduction and Interaction session and the Best Student Poster Competition at INFORMS Annual Meeting 2017.

  1. The Sessions

The Student Introduction and Interaction Session is designed for QSR student members to get acquainted with each other, promote themselves in front of our community, and learn from invited guests. In this session, each student will be given two minutes to deliver an elevator speech about his/her research interests and accomplishments; senior QSR members and guests will be invited to interaction with all attendees.

A parallel Best Student Poster Competition will be hold at the same room. Students are encouraged to prepare poster presentations to have better exposure. All posters will enter the competition automatically. A winner will be selected by a panel of judges, announced at the QSR business meeting, and awarded a certificate. 

All speakers and poster presenters will be included in printed brochures; the brochures will be distributed to all attendees and possibly among the QSR community.  Invitations to this session will be sent to department chairs and employers that have interests in recruiting QSR students.

  1. The Schedule

The session is usually scheduled on the first day of the conference (Sunday) at slot B. More specifically, student poster exhibition starts at 10:00am at the session room; all are welcomed to arrive earlier to interact with the students. The Introduction and Interaction session formally starts at 11:00am. A lunch gathering near the session room for student members and invited guests with tickets starts at 12:30pm. The student poster exhibition continuous until 1:00pm.

Many thanks to our session sponsors! The lunch gathering is free to registered students and invited guests.

  1. Registration

Participation in these two sessions is free of charge. Interested students please visit the following address to find general registration information:

The deadline is September 1 2017. When you register, please submit your short bio and introduction with profile photo. Detailed guidelines can be found at the website.

The session plans to around 20 student speakers due to the limited capacity. If the number of registered students is more than 30, those that are on the job market and/or have poster presentations will be given higher priority. Ph.D. student supervisors are encouraged to forward this message to your students and encourage their participation.

For inquiries and registration, please contact co-chairs of Student Introduction and Interaction Session and Best Student Poster Competition.



Dr. Linkan Bian

Council Member, QSR, INFORMS

Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Mississippi State University


Dr. Chiwoo Park
Council Member, QSR, INFORMS

Assistant Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Florida State University