Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The WORMS (Women in Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Awards Lunch was Grand!

First, I would like to thank all the sponsors of the great WORMS Awards Luncheon which took place today at the INFORMS Conference in San Francisco.

I counted 4 males in attendance and all of them had UMass connections! Two - Dr. Patrick Qiang and Dr. Amir H. Masoumi, were my former PhD students in Management Science at the Isenberg School,  and are now, respectively, Assistant Professors at Penn State Malvern and Manhattan College. Also, two Presidents of our award-winning UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter were also present: Dr. Christian Wernz, who is an Assistant Professor at VT, and Michael Prokle, this year's President of our Student Chapter.

Professor Min Yu, also an Isenberg PhD grad, who is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Portland, took most of the photos below.

I wrote a post about this great event on the #INFORMS2014 conference blog here.

Dr. Susan Martonosi, the WORMS President, did a great job as the emcee and we have so much to celebrate.

This year's WORMS Award winner is Professor Aleda Roth of Clemson University - congratulations!!!

It was fabulous to see so many of our Isenberg PHD grads in Management Science, and several students as well. Even Professor June Dong, my first female PhD student, who is now a Full Professor at the School of Business at SUNY Oswego, joined us at the table!
In the above photo, the Isenberg School of Management's support of the WORMS lunch is acknowledged and that of other donors.

Special thanks to our wonderful Isenberg Dean, Dr. Mark Fuller, for supporting the luncheon!

Thanks to WORMS for such a great INFORMS community!