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
- It looks like paying donors of bone marrow/ / blood stem cells will remain illegal…
- Free event: developing services with young people missing from home or care
- Teaching Tip: Our New Project Management Classroom Simulation
- INFORMS History and Traditions — Why Operations Research Is Fascinating
- Completed #ProBonoOR project: Systemic and Strategic Mapping
- Is vote swapping related to vote selling the way kidney exchange is related to kidney sales? (a blog post by Scott Aaronson on vote swapping)
- Automated Tuning of the JVM with Bayesian Optimization
- Modeling for secure multi-user AIMMS apps deployed on AIMMS PRO – Part 1 User Groups
- CPLEX Is Free For Students (And Academics)
- National Living Organ Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC)
- Guest Post: Critical-to-Time (CTT) in Today’s Supply Chain (“Playing for Time”)
- Indicators and using noise as signal
- LP/MIP models in R
- Teaching Tip: Note Taking in Your OM Class
- Set, Subset, Index and Element Parameter in AIMMS
- On efficiency of multistage channel with bargaining over wholesale prices
- Why is Business Research So Unbusinesslike?
- LP Model with 150 billion equations?
- Students Predict Who Will be the Next President
- Better Estimate, Worse Result