Industry NewsAnyLogic relocates to Chicago
AnyLogic North America, LLC, a simulation modeling software and services company, has moved its North American headquarters from Lisle, Ill., to Chicago. The new address is 20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2044, Chicago, IL 60606, inside the historic, newly renovated Civic Opera Building.Read More
Special ArticlesKaplan elected president of INFORMS
Yale School of Management Professor Edward H. Kaplan, whose pioneering work in public health and homeland security has received international recognition and numerous awards, was recently elected president of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).Read More
Special ArticlesINFORMS aviation security expert weighs in on Ebola and airport screening
Sheldon Jacobson, a professor at the University of Illinois and a longstanding expert in the field of airport security and the design of aviation security systems, has taken a public stance to challenge the way airports screen for Ebola, recommending much more aggressive measures than are currently being employed worldwide. An active member of INFORMS who in August completed a two-year term as program director for Operations Research at the National Science Foundation, Jacobson explains in a recent opinion piece published in the Washington Post how airport quarantines and blood tests should be used to prevent the virus from spreading further in the United States and elsewhere.Read More
INFORMS Annual Meeting in S.F. to bridge data, decisions
The 2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, set for Nov. 9-12 and whose theme is “Bridging Data and Decisions,” promises to be one of the largest ever, with more than 5,000 technical presentations. Whether you are interested in pressing societal needs, including healthcare, energy and climate change, new developments in supply chain management and logistics, cutting-edge methodologies for optimization, or advances in stochastic processes and risk analysis, you will find hundreds of presentations to match your interests. Special practice-oriented tracks will offer a view into how companies, large and small, have successfully implemented various analytics approaches to improve the bottom line.
Also featured are diverse plenary and keynote talks spanning a lecture by Nobel laureate Alvin Roth to a presentation on the Google Driverless Car Project. Other highlights include special lectures and sessions to commemorate what would have been the 100th birthday of the late George Dantzig.
The conference will take place in two adjacent hotels, the Hilton San Francisco Union Square and the Parc 55 Wyndham, in close proximity to the city’s prime shopping district and near major tourist sites, major cultural attractions and world-class restaurants.
Nearly 50 years ago, Scott McKenzie sang, “If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.” The conference will offer still another suggestion: Be sure to come to the 2014 Fall INFORMS Meeting. It will be an exceptional venue for reconnecting with your professional colleagues and making new ones.
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- Candi Yano