Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Doctoral Students Tuning Up for INFORMS Minneapolis

A very successful activity of our award-winning UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter, which we initiated last year, was the Tune-Up for the Annual INFORMS Conference. You may recall that the conference was in Phoenix last year.

This year, we will be holding another such event, and it will take place this Friday, from 1-3PM at the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst.

The doctoral students will be giving the presentations that they will be delivering next week at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Minneapolis.

Information is on the flier below, which the students have prepared. Three presenters are doctoral students in Management Science at the Isenberg School and one is from the College of Engineering.
 This tune-up event gives students (and faculty) the opportunity to learn more about one another's research and provides a nice, welcoming venue in which the students can practice their public speaking and presentation skills. Feedback will be provided and questions are welcome.

This year, one of my doctoral students, Dong "Michelle" Li, will be presenting the paper, Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Networks with Outsourcing Under Price and Quality Competition, by
Anna Nagurney, Dong Li, and Ladimer S. Nagurney, which is in press in the International Transactions in Operational Research. Her presentation can be downloaded here.

The other students will be talking about their work on models and algorithms for applications from transportation (airline and shipping) to healthcare.

Hope to see some of you at the Tune-up on Friday at the Isenberg School!

More information on the chapter's activities can be found on its website.