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INFORMS 17th Annual Conference - Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

Overview

Event Overview:

The INFORMS Annual Meeting is an opportunity to bring together leading academics, industry experts, students, INFORMS members, and representatives of government agencies. Come present to 5,000 plus attendees or choose from the intriguing plenary and semi-plenary presentations; panel discussions; tutorials; and thousands of oral and poster presentations to attend.

At the INFORMS Annual Meeting, you will find exhibitors providing the latest solutions and resources in OR/MS and analytics. Exhibitors can reach thousands of decision makers and new customers through software demonstrations and vendor workshops.

Exhibitor Information:

The conference draws 5,500+ quantitative/analytic practitioners – including senior level managers from leading industries as well as leading academics – for four days of intensive learning and networking.

Meet and interact with attendees searching for the latest solutions, innovations, and resources in OR/MS and analytics. You can reach thousands of decision makers and discover new customers through Technology Tutorials, Preconference Technology Workshops, and more!

About INFORMS:

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is the largest professional society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research (O.R.), management science, and business analytics.

INFORMS serves the scientific and professional needs of Analytics Professionals and Operations Researchers including educators, scientists, students, managers, analysts, and consultants. The Institute serves as a focal point for analytics and O.R. professionals, permitting them to communicate with each other and reach out to other professional societies, as well as the varied clientele of the profession's research and practice.

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Sponsorship Details:
Sponsorship Opportunities Generate excitement for your products and services and increase your long-term exposure by sponsoring an event at the INFORMS Annual Meeting. Expected attendance is 5,000+. INFORMS invites you to maximize your organization's visibility before, during and after the meeting through these sponsorship opportunities. You will receive approximately 50,000 impressions through on-site, online and print advertising promotion.

Agenda

Oct 22   

7am-5:30pm INFORMS RegistrationGBCC – Exhibit Hall B3, Level 3

7-8amNew Member Breakfast (invite only)Hilton – Lanier CF, Level 4

7:30-9amITE Editorial Board Breakfast & Meeting (invite only)Hilton – Lanier CF, Level 4

7:30-9amCareer Center Breakfast & MeetingHilton – Lanier GJ, Level 4

8-9:30amTechnical Sessions (SA)GBCC – Various Rooms, Level 38am-4pmCAP Job Task AnalysisHilton – 328, Level 39am-12noonAIMMS Student Learning LabHilton – 335A, Level 3

9:30-10am Coffee BreakGBCC – Exhibit Hall B3, Level 3

10-10:50am Welcome & Plenary: Richard TapiaGBCC -General Assembly B, Level 3

10am-4pm CIEADHHilton – 337, Level 3

11am-12:30pm Technical Sessions (SB)GBCC – Various Rooms, Level 3

12noon-5pm Exhibits, Career Center, Technology CenterGBCC – Exhibit Hall B3, Level 3

12noon-5pm INFORMS Center, Networking LoungeGBCC – Exhibit Hall B3, Level 3

12:30-2pm ITOR Editorial Board Meeting (invite only)Hilton – 344, Level 3

12:30-1:30pm Junior Faculty Interest Group Lunch (ticketed event)Hilton – Lanier GJ, Level 4

12:30-1:30pm Lunch Break (on your own) 

12:30-1:30pm MSOM Associate Editors Lunch (invite only)Hilton – 343, Level 3

4:30-6pmTechnical Sessions (SC)GBCC – Various Rooms, Level 3

3:10-4pm Plenary: Omega Rho: Mike TrickGBCC – General Assembly B, Level 3

4-4:30pmCoffee BreakGBCC – Exhibit Hall B3, Level 3

4:30-6pm Technical Sessions (SD)GBCC – Various Rooms, Level 3 INFORMS Community Meetingssee Community Meetings Tab

5:30-6:30pm Career Fair Employer ReceptionHilton – 339, Level 3

6:30-7:30pm INFORMS Connect & Social Networking ReceptionHilton – 338, Level 3

7:30-9pm Welcome Reception – Exhibits OpenGBCC – Exhibit Hall B3, Level 3

8-9:30pm MIF ReceptionSambuca – 909 Texas Ave.

8:30-9:45pm Awards Ceremony & Dessert ReceptionHilton – Lanier ABDE, Level 4

Oct 23   

7am-5pm INFORMS RegistrationGBCC – Exhibit Hall B3, Level 3

7am-5pmRoundtable Meeting (invite only)Hilton – Lanier HK, Level 4

7am-8:30am IFORS Member Societies BreakfastHilton – 344, Level 3

7:30-9am ACORD Breakfast/Business MeetingHilton – 339, Level 3

8-9am Engagement with Organizations Committee MeetingHilton – 335 BC, Level 3

8-10am Service Science Editorial Board MeetingHilton – Lanier CF, Level 4

8-9:30am PSOR Breakfast/Business MeetingHilton – 343, Level 3

8-9:30am Technical Sessions (MA)GBCC – Various Rooms, Level 3

8:30-9:30am Chapters/Fora CommitteeHilton – 335A, Level 3

9am-5pm Exhibits, Career Center, Technology CenterGBCC – Exhibit Hall B3, Level 3

9am-5pm INFORMS Center, Networking LoungeGBCC – Exhibit Hall B3, Level 3

9:30-10am Coffee BreakGBCC – Exhibit Hall B3, Level 3

9:30-10:30am Education Strategy Committee MeetingHilton – 326, Level 3

9:30-10:30am Section/Societites Committee MeetingHilton – 335A, Level 3 Plant Tour: U. of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center see Plant Tours page

10-10:50am Plenary: Bob BixbyHilton – Ballroom of the Americas, Level 2

11am-12:30pm Technical Sessions (MB)GBCC – Various Rooms, Level 3

12noon-1:30pm Lunch Break (on your own) 

12noon-1:30pm Section/Societies Officers Lunch (invite only)Hilton – 335A, Level 3

12:30-1:30pm Bonder Scholarship LunchHilton – 342, Level 3

12:30-1:30pm COIN-OR Members & UsersHilton – 339, Level 3

12:30-2:30pm Poster Sessions & CompetitionGBCC – Exhibit Hall B3, Level 3

12:30-3:30pm Publications/Editors-in-Chief MeetingHilton – Lanier HK, Level 4

12:45-2:30pm Fellows Lunch (invite only)Hilton – Lanier GJ, Level 4

1:30-3pmTechnical Sessions (MC)GBCC – Various Rooms, Level 3

2:30-4:30pm Subdivisions CouncilHilton – Lanier CF, Level 4

3-4pm Education Outreach MeetingHilton – 326, Level 3

3:10-4pm Keynote: Victoria JordanGBCC – General Assembly A

3:10-4pm Keynote: Nancy Currie-GreggGBCC – General Assembly B

3:10-4pm Keynote: IFORS: Celso RibeiroGBCC – Grand Ballroom C

3:10-4pm Keynote: UPS George D. Smith RepriseGBCC – Grand Ballroom B

4-4:30pm Coffee BreakGBCC – Exhibit Hall B3, Level 3

4:30-6pm Technical Sessions (MD)GBCC – Various Rooms, Level 3 INFORMS Community Meetingssee Community Meetings tab

6:15-7:15pm Interfaces Editorial Board Meeting (invite only)Hilton – 335 BC, Level 3

7:30-9:30pmStudent Awards & Dessert ReceptionHilton – Lanier ABDE, Level 4

Oct 24   

7am-5pm INFORMS RegistrationGBCC – Exhibit Hall B3, Level 3

7-8am Chapters/Fora Officers Award Breakfast (invite only)Hilton – 339, Level 3

7:30-9am Transportation Science Associate Editors (invite only)Hilton – 343, Level 3

7:30-9am Technical Sessions (TA)GBCC – Various Rooms, Level 3

8-8:45am Student Chapter Officers MeetingHilton – 339, Level 3

8-9am CE Committee MeetingHilton – 331, Level 3

9am-5pm Exhibits, Career Center, Technology CenterGBCC – Exhibit Hall B3, Level 3

9am-5pm INFORMS Center, Networking LoungeGBCC – Exhibit Hall B3, Level 3

9-9:30am Coffee BreakGBCC – Exhibit Hall B3, Level 3 Plant Tour: Baker Hugher Research & Test Facility see Plant Tour page

9:40-10:30am Plenary: Bob PhillipsHilton – Ballroom of Americas, Level 2

10:30am-12noon Technical Sessions (TB)GBCC – Various Rooms, Level 3

12noon-1pmIJOO Editorial Board Luncheon (invite only)Hilton – 344, Level 3

12:05-1:35pm Technical Sessions (TC)GBCC – Various Rooms, Level 3

12:30-1:30pm Women in OR/MS Lunch (ticketed event)Hilton – Ballroom of Americas AB, Level 2

12:30-1:30pm IJOC Editorial Board MeetingHilton – 343, Level 3

12:30-2:30pm Poster Sessions & CompetitionGBCC – Exhibit Hall B3, Level 3 INFORMS Community Meetingssee Community Meetings tab

1:35-2pm Coffee BreakGBCC – Exhibit Hall B3, Level 3

2-3:30pm Technical Sessions (TD)GBCC – Various Rooms, Level 3

3:40-4:30pm Keynote: Wagner Prize RepriseGBCC – Grand Ballroom A, Level 3

3:40-4:30pm Keynote: Andy BoydGBCC – Grand Ballroom B, Level 3

3:40-4:30pm Keynote: Edelman RepriseGBCC – General Assembly A, Level 3

3:40-4:30pm Keynote: Cassandra McZealGBCC – General Assembly B, Level 3

3:40-4:30pm Keynote: Tuomas SandholmGBCC – General Assembly C, Level 3

4:35-6:05pm Technical Sessions (TE)GBCC – Various Rooms, Level 3

5-6pm Exhibitor & Organizing Committee Reception (invite only)Hilton – 339, Level 3

6-7:30pm INFORMS Member MeetingHilton – Ballroom of Americas AB, Level 2

7:30-10pm General ReceptionMinute Maid Park

Oct 25   

7am-1:30pm

INFORMS Registration

GBCC – Exhibit Hall B3, Level 3

7:30-9am

Technical Sessions (WA)

GBCC – Various Rooms, Level 3

9-9:30am

Coffee Break

GBCC – Exhibit Hall B3, Level 3

9am-12:30pm

Exhibits & Technology Center

GBCC – Exhibit Hall B3, Level 3

9am-12:30pm

INFORMS Center, Networking Lounge

GBCC – Exhibit Hall B3, Level 3

9am-3pm

Career Center

GBCC – Exhibit Hall B3, Level 3

9:40-10:30am

Keynote: David Shmoys & Shane Henderson

GBCC – Grand Ballroom A, Level 3

9:40-10:30am

Keynote: Rich Baraniuk

GBCC – Grand Ballroom B, Level 3

10:30am-12noon

Technical Sessions (WB)

GBCC – Various Rooms, Level 3

12:30-2pm

Technical Sessions (WC)

GBCC – Various Rooms, Level 3

Keynote Speakers

Victoria Jordan

Emory

Because of my previous position as Executive Director, Performance Improvement at the University of Texas (UT) M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, the conference committee asked me to share information about and the history behind the Texas Medical Center and MD Anderson. I will also discuss my role at UT as Chancellor’s Fellow for Systems Engineering and how our team was able to establish partnerships between university faculty (in Business and Engineering) and healthcare professionals to spread the use of operations research and management science in healthcare. I will share some exciting accomplishments from those efforts as well as more general applications across the healthcare industry. I hope you will leave this session with a new understanding of the challenges in healthcare and an interest in using Operations Research and Management Science to address some of these challenges.

Dr. Victoria Jordan specializes in systems management, applied statistics and quality improvement. As the Vice President, Quality at Emory Healthcare (Jan, 2017- present), she develops, plans, coordinates, and implements quality improvement efforts across Emory Healthcare. This includes strategic oversight of quality initiatives across Emory’s six hospitals and many primary care and specialty clinics including patient safety and infection prevention, process improvement, regulatory compliance, quality education, and clinical quality analytics. 

Dr. Jordan also serves as the Director of Performance Improvement and Analytics for the Kennedy Initiative for Patient-Centered Care where she leads the effort to define and operationalize the vision of expanding EHC performance improvement, quality education, and analytics capabilities using Lean and other approaches to achieve high reliability.

In her previous role as Executive Director of Strategic Management and Systems Engineering at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (2008-2017), she led Quality/Systems Engineering, Strategic Planning and Management, and Clinical Informatics within the Office of Performance Improvement. Quality/Systems Engineering provided expertise to the organization in process and system improvement by applying quality tools and methodologies that support safety, timeliness, effectiveness, efficiency, equity, and patient-centeredness. Through Clinical Informatics, her area provided accurate and timely process and outcomes data (internal and comparative) to process owners in support of the needs of the EVP of Clinical Operations, the EVP of Research, and Division Heads. In her Strategic Planning and Management role, Dr. Jordan facilitated the development and implementation of the institution’s strategic plan with the Executive Committee. In addition to her position at MD Anderson, Dr. Jordan served as the University of Texas Chancellor’s Health Fellow for Systems Engineering, coordinating and promoting the use of Systems Engineering in health care institutions in collaboration with the Engineering and Business Schools within the University of Texas System.

Dr. Jordan’s research interests include statistical quality control, Six Sigma, process optimization, mathematical simulation of patient flow, and applied statistics. She is the co-author of a McGraw-Hill textbook, Design of Experiments in Quality Engineering, author of several peer reviewed articles, and has served as an Adjunct Professor in Industrial Engineering at the University of Houston and as an Instructor in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Assistant Professor in Statistics at Auburn University. Dr. Jordan also held an appointment as a Research Fellow at the University of Texas Red McCombs College of Business. She serves on the Industry Advisory Board for the University of Houston Industrial Engineering department, the Alumni Council for the Auburn University Industrial and Systems Engineering department, and is the healthcare representative to the national Council of Industrial and Systems Engineers.

Dr. Jordan received her Ph.D. (2006) from Auburn University in Industrial and Systems Engineering with an emphasis in applied statistics and received the Auburn University Distinguished Alumna of the Year Award for Industrial and Systems Engineering in 2017. She holds an M.B.A. from the Ohio State University, an M.S. (1987) in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Auburn University, and a B.S. from the University of Kentucky in Statistics, with minors in Computer Science and Mathematics. Dr. Jordan is a senior member of the American Society for Quality, a member of the American Statistical Association and a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. She is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt (certified by ASQ and BMGi), Certified in Medical Quality, and has over 30 years of experience providing management and statistical consulting in manufacturing, service, and heath care organizations.

Nancy Currie-Gregg

Texas A&M (formerly NASA)

Human spaceflight is an inherently risky endeavor. From the first human space exploration missions to recent problems on the International Space Station, NASA has faced many challenges and has relied on creative and innovative engineering solutions to complete the mission and safely return the crew. However, over the past 50 years, NASA has also experienced three fatal accidents resulting in the loss of seventeen crewmembers. Addressing the complex interdependencies and systemic causes associated with these tragedies, including those associated with organizational culture and management, provides insight to the advantages of a systems approach to managing risk in high reliability organizations.

Celso Ribeiro

Universidade Federal Fluminense

A biased random-key genetic algorithm (BRKGA) is a general search procedure for finding optimal or near-optimal solutions to hard combinatorial optimization problems. It is derived from the random-key genetic algorithm of Bean (1994), differing in the way solutions are combined to produce offspring. BRKGAs have three key features that specialize genetic algorithms. First, a fixed chromosome encoding using a vector of N random keys over the real interval [0, 1), where the value of N depends on the instance of the optimization problem. Second, a well-defined evolutionary process adopting a parameterized uniform crossover to generate offspring and thus evolve the population. Third, the introduction of new chromosomes called mutants in place of the mutation operator usually found in evolutionary algorithms. Such features simplify and standardize the procedure with a set of self-contained tasks from which only one is problem-dependent: that of decoding a chromosome, i.e. using the keys to construct a solution to the underlying optimization problem, from which the objective function value or fitness can be computed. In this talk, we review the basic components of a BRKGA and introduce a framework for quick implementations of BRKGA heuristics. We then illustrate the application of this framework to a few case studies in a network routing, load scheduling and data mining problems. We conclude with a brief review of other domains where BRKGAs have been applied.

Celso C. Ribeiro is a Full Professor at the Department of Computer Science of Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil. He obtained his doctorate in Computer Science at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, France, in 1983. He chaired the Departments of Electrical Engineering (1983-1987) and Computer Science (1993-1995) of the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

He also chaired the Department of Modernization Programs of the Brazilian Ministry Education (2005-2007) and acted as Subsecretary of Education of the State of Rio de Janeiro (2007–2008). He was a President of the Brazilian Operations Research Society (SOBRAPO, 1989-1990), a President of the Latin-American Association of Operations Research Societies (ALIO, 1992-1994), and a Vice-President of IFORS (1998-2000). His research is funded by the Brazilian Council of Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and by the Rio de Janeiro State Foundation for Research Support (FAPERJ). He is the editor of six books and the author of more than 140 papers in international journals and 20 book chapters. He holds two US patents and has supervised 25 doctorate dissertations and 36 master theses. Dr. Ribeiro is the General Editor of the journal International Transactions in Operational Research. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and the coauthor of the book “Optimization by GRASP: Greedy Randomized Adaptive Search Procedures”, published by Springer in 2016.

 

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