The Rocky Mountain Chapter participates in bi-monthly meetings September–May in the Denver regional area (6pm Mountain time).

Upcoming Meetings

Due to COVID-19, all Rocky Mountain INFORMS seminars will be held virtually for the fall 2020 semester.

  • Nov. 12, 2020, 6:00 pm MT on Zoom, Dr. David Baker, Senior VP of Operations, Sunrun

    Past Meetings

    • October 15, 2020, Dr. Lincoln J. Chandler, Chandler Decision Services
    • September 16, 2020, General (ret.) and Professor Andy Armacost, President of the University of North Dakota 
    • February 20, 2020, Constructing lattice-free gradient polyhedra in dimension two, Emily Speakman, University of Colorado Denver | Brown Hall, Colorado School of Mines (1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO 80401)
      2020-02-20 Speaker Announcement
    • January 23, 2020, Mathematical Programming Approaches to Influence Maximization Problems on Social Networks, Rui Zhang, Leeds School of Business | Koelbel Room 313 (995 Regent Drive, Boulder, CO 80309)
    • December 4, 2019, Multi-Disciplinary Modeling Approach to Forecasting Distributed Energy Resource Adoption, James Milford, Lumidyne Consulting | CU Denver - Student Commons Building Room 4125 
    • November 7, 2019, Changing the Policy Paradigm: A Benefit Maximization Approach to Electricity Plan-
      ning in Developing Countries, Destenie Nock, Carnegie Mellon University
    • October 3, 2019, Systems Thinking: Operational Leadership Superpower, Hise Gibson, United States Military Academy
    • October 18, 2017, Natural Language Processing with Recurrent Neural Networks, Dr. Dave Biagioni, University of Colorado at Boulder
    • August 15, 2017, Chapter Event with the  Colorado Rockies Analytics Staff, Dr. Andrew Urbaczewski, University of Denver
    • May 17, 2017, Analyzing Electricity Use of Low Income Weatherization Program Participants Using Propensity Score Analysis and Hierarchical Linear Growth Model, Dr. Ksenia Polson, University of Denver
    • March 23, 2017, Determinants of Feedback Effectiveness in Production Planning, Dr. Peter Letmathe, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    • February 2, 2017, Operations Research in Land Exchange, Dr. Steffen Borgwardt, UC Denver
    • November 10, 2016, Managing the NextHealth Client Analytics Process, Dr. Doug Popken, SVP Analytics, NextHealth Technologies
    • September 14, 2016, Image-based Machine Learning, Dr. Peigang Zhang, Uber
    • May 25, 2016, Analytics Case Studies from the Retail and Hospitality Industries, Matt Schwartz, SVP of IT, Sage Hospitality
    • April 21, 2016, Operations Research: Keys for Jeppesen Today and Tomorrow, Dr. Jennifer Rausch, Jeppesen
    • January 28, 2016, The Role of an Enterprise Analytics Team at a Large Retail Company, Mr. Michael Fuhr, CAP, Sports Authority
    • November 18, 2015, Truck Loads and Delivery Assignments Considering Capacity in Volumes of Fluid, Mr. Wes Dyk, Noble Energy
    • September 17, 2015, Panel Discussion with Rocky Mountain Chapter Past Presidents, Business Meeting
    • March 11, 2015, A Quasi-Newton Proximal Splitting Method, Stephen Becker, University of Colorado at Boulder
    • February 5, 2015, Forbidding solutions in combinatorial optimization, Shabbir Ahmed, H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • November 19, 2014, CAP® certification: an international standard, Dr. Louise Wehrle, Manager of the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) program
    • September 18, 2014, Reductions of Approximate Linear Programs for Network Revenue Management, Dan Zhang, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder
    • May 28, 2014, INFORMS Analytics Maturity Model, Norm Reitter, CANA Advisors
    • January 23, 2014, A Simulation-Optimization Approach to Estimate Workforce Requirements, Mark Zais & Manuel Laguna, UC Boulder  Meeting Announcement