Tuesday, January 15, 2013

UMass Isenberg PhD Alum Event with Our Very Own Dr. Tina Wakolbinger from Vienna

Soon a new academic semester will begin and although I am on sabbatical and will soon be heading back to Sweden, I am helping the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter organize some activities, which, of course, includes bringing speakers to our campus.

Propitiously, Professor Tina Wakolbinger, who is now a Professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business in Austria, will  be taking part in the Dynamics of Disasters Symposium that I organized for the AAAS Boston meeting. Afterwards, she will be traveling to Amherst, Massachusetts.
I was Dr. Wakolbinger's dissertation advisor at the Isenberg School and her concentration was Management Science so I am a very proud Academic Mom.

The UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter will be helping me to host her visit and the students have designed the above poster for her presentation.

So, do mark your calendars and we hope that you can join us on February 19, 2013!

More information is below in the announcement and in the above poster.

Dear Professors, Staff, and Students:

The UMass Amherst Student Chapter of INFORMS is pleased to announce a talk by our guest speaker, Professor Tina Wakolbinger. Dr. Wakolbinger is a UMass Isenberg PhD Alum. She will be visiting us on February 19, 2013.

Tina Wakolbinger is the Professor of Supply Chain Services and Networks and the Head of the Research Institute for Supply Chain Management at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) in Austria. She received her PhD from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with a concentration in Management Science, in May 2007.

Prior to joining WU, she was an Assistant Professor at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics, University of Memphis, in Tennessee. Professor Wakolbinger's research focuses on the interaction among social, financial, and supply chain networks. She is especially interested in humanitarian and sustainable supply chains. Methodological tools that she uses include variational inequalities, game-theory, optimization, and agent-based simulation. She serves as an Associate Editor of the Central European Journal of Operations Research. Her research has been  published in such journals as the European Journal of Operational Research, the International Journal of Production Economics, the International Journal of Production Research, the Annals of Operations Research, and Naval Research Logistics.

Professor Wakolbinger is a recipient of the Judith Liebman Award from INFORMS, among other awards.

Title of her presentation: "The Value of Information Systems for Product Recovery Management".

Date and Venue:

Date: February 19th, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM (Refreshments at 1:30 PM)
Place: ISOM Room 306

For further details, please see the attached poster.

For those of you who would like to meet Professor Wakolbinger in an informal setting, please join us that morning in ISOM Room G28 from 10-11:00AM for a "Meet and Greet."

UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter website.