Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Spring 2010 Speaker Series in Operations Research / Management Science Begins Next Week!

Professor Mzamo Mangaliso will kick off our Spring 2010 Speaker Series in Operations Research / Management Science next week on Friday, February 19. His talk will take place at the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst in Room 112 at 11AM. This Speaker Series is organized by the award-winning UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter, which I have been a Faculty Advisor of since Fall 2004. This is the twelfth semester of the Speaker Series!

Please join us, if you can, to learn about such important topics as research and scientific innovation and nation building, smart grids, financial optimization, vaccine stockpiling, robust optimization, and supply chain disruptions. Complete information about all the upcoming speakers, their presentation titles and abstracts, can be found here. This Speaker Series is supported by the Department of Finance and Operations Management, the Isenberg School of Management, and my Smith Fund (my chaired professorship fund). This semester the visit and talk of Professor Sheldon Jacobson of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana will be funded, in part, through the INFORMS Speakers Bureau and I thank INFORMS very much for this sponsorship!

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Officers of the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter for their outstanding work in organizing this Speaker Series and for their other very collegial and professional chapter activities.