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INFORMS 2016 has begun

I am guest blogging for the INFORMS Conference in Nashville.  See my first post on the new INFORMS logo and website.  

Optimization, Operations Research and the Edelman Prize

This year, I have the distinct honor of chairing the committee to award the Franz Edelman Award, given out by INFORMS for the best work that “attests to the contributions of operations research and analytics in both the profit and non-profit sectors”.  This competition has been incredibly inspiring to me throughout my career.  Just this […]

In Praise of Poster Sessions

At the recent INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) conference, I was a judge for one of the days for the poster session (or “Interactive Session”, as INFORMS prefers).  As a judge, I first spent five minutes each with three participants.  After making recommendations for finalists, the entire judging panel (a dozen […]

INFORMS Conferences and Reading the Tags

It is time again for the highlight of the operations research calendar: the INFORMS Annual meeting.  As always, I will be blogging at the INFORMS site, with a copy here.  But really: check out the INFORMS blogging site.  Lots of bloggers and lots of activity. Here is my first entry this year: The INFORMS 2013 […]

An Operations Research Nobel?

This entry is a copy of an blog posting I made for the INFORMS Phoenix conference blog. The Nobel Prize committee has never quite taken to operations research.  If George Dantzig  was not awarded the prize, it is hard to see what our field has to do in order to be recognized.  But many recipients […]

George Nemhauser and Laurence Wolsey win von Neumann Theory Prize

A twitter report has George Nemhauser of Georgia Tech winning the von Neumann Theory Prize from INFORMS. My dear advisor, Prof. George Nemhauser (www2.isye.gatech.edu/~gnemhaus/) will be awarded the INFORMS von Neumann Theory Prize this year! #informs2012 — Rodolfo Carvajal (@rocarvaj) September 26, 2012   Turns out that you can confirm this at the online conference program:  George […]

Become an Operations Research Editor!

While the popular conception of a university professor is someone who stares at arcane notation on a whiteboard until interrupted by the need to teach pesky undergraduates, there are many more activities that are part of the professorial portfolio.  We drink coffee with colleagues, gossip about departmental politics, attend conferences in far-flung locales, referee papers, […]

All Hail the Mighty Rose (and Mary and David and the rest of the gang at INFORMS)

A bit over a year ago, INFORMS took over sponsorship of OR-Exchange, a question and answer site for operations research and analytics.  And when I say “sponsorship”, I mean they agreed to host the site and provide all the infrastructure for the system.  It was a generous offer to a community that had been struggling to […]

“For S/He’s a Jolly Good [INFORMS] Fellow!”

Further to INFORMS recognitions, now is the time to nominate people for INFORMS Fellow.  I was on the board when plans for the Fellow’s program got underway and I, like many, was a little leery.  Way back in the early 1950s, the Operations Research Society of America (ORSA) started a Fellow’s program that led almost […]

COIN-OR Cup, 2011 edition

COIN-OR is a project to spur open-source activities in operations research.  I am a big supporter of this activity, to the extent that I was part of its Strategic Leadership Board for a term until I did them an even bigger favor by stepping aside for people who could be even better at this than […]