The NSF is incredibly important to the health of the field of operations research. In addition to the “regular” grant activities (CAREER grants and basic research grants), the program director has the opportunity to make the case for having OR as part of interdisciplinary and exploratory research directions. I hope someone good finds this an interesting opportunity. Robert Sloan has an interesting article on the joys of being a program director in computer science.
From the OR Blogs
- Cyclic best first search: Using contours to guide branch-and-bound algorithms
- NBA ratings mARCH 24
- Bob Wilson and Game Theory: two very short videos
- Match Day and the medical match as an economic game by Moblab
- To catch an intruder: Part A—uncluttered scenario
- Germany en route to annul historical convictions of gay men
- OM in the News: Intel, Mobileye, and Autonomous Cars
- SAS at the 2017 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research
- A brief tutorial on PORTA
- Joins in GAMS, SQL or R
- The Syrian Crisis and a Humanitarian Hero – Dr. Mahmoud Hariri
- Sweet 16 Odds
- OM in the News: The Nuclear Waste Challenge at Fukushima 6 Years Later
- Is Peter Thiel disrupting college?
- Gantt Chart with R/Plotly
- The utility value of a towel
- OM in the News: Can the U.S. Bring Back 1/2 the Manufacturing Jobs that Moved Overseas?
- Where does operational research fit into a community plan?
- On “Robust Fluid Processing Networks” by Bertsimas, Nasrabadi and Paschalidis (2015)
- March 17 NBA Ratings
- Linkage for the Ides of March
- A bicriterion approach to common flow allowances due window assignment and scheduling with controllable processing times