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
- Guest Post: Quantity Discounts are Everywhere
- MIQP root
- More Shiny Hacks
- The Academic Family Tree Going Back to Maxwell, Newton, and Galileo
- Plan ahead: the 2016 Meeting of the Society for Social Choice and Welfare in Lund
- Iran’s market for kidneys in the NY Times
- Research Fellowship Training -Key Takeouts
- Styling elements in a table using annotations
- Competition between Peking and Tsinghua Universities
- Here is a careful recap of the journalistic coverage of Iraq mortality estimation
- Teaching Tip: Lecturing in Your OM Class
- What is the fastest Garbage Collector in Java 8?
- Your Model / Their Model
- How volunteering will lift your firms performance
- How Does Cognitive Computing Relate To Analytics?
- How do we stop data errors?
- I missed SciPy 2015, what did I miss?
- OM in the News: Your Cat, Slavery, and the Seafood Supply Chain
- The optimal resource portfolio under consumer choice and demand risk for vertically differentiated products
- Citation Alert
- ORiginals – Videos About Research
- Latest News from the Supernetwork Center @IsenbergUMass
- PhD – Part-time by staff candidacy
- Measuring Impact: recommended resources #ORblog
- Orange County Fair
- Internet of Things
- Calculating the Bacon number: a shortest path network
- Integrated scheduling of loading and transportation with tractors and semitrailers separated
- Optimal replacement of continuously degrading systems in partially observed environments