Del and Beth Kimbler Lecture Series Dr. Patrick McDonald from New College of Florida
Topic: Predicting Return Visits Following Hospitalization.
The talk was focused on a variant of the Thirty Day Readmit Problem, involving the opportunity formulated as a question: Is it possible to improve the system by reducing the number of return visits following a hospitalization? The results discussed consider the work of Carlos Arias and Erin Craig, graduate students at New College of...
Following the tradition, INFORMS at USF has organized the last September 22 the Welcome Event 2017 to induct newly admitted students into the chapter. A traditional celebration by nature, the event provides an opportunity for students and faculty members to socialize, know more about the organization and the participating department, and have fun with lunch, music and team-building activities!
Del and Beth Kimbler Lecture Series Dr. J. Cole Smith from Clemson University
Topic: Mathematical Optimizaton Models & Algorithms for Dynamic Detection on Networks.
The talk was focused on two dynamic network games between an attacker and a user. In the first, the user seeks a shortest path between a pair of nodes in a directed network, and the attacker seeks to interdict a subset of arcs to maximize the user's shortest-path cost. It was assume that the attacker can...
Del and Beth Kimbler Lecture Series Dr. Sauleh Siddiqui from Johns Hopkins
Topic: An Exact Method for Binary Equilibrium Problems with Compensation & the Power Market Uplift Problem.
The talk was focused on a novel method to find Nash equilibria in games with binary decision variables by including compensation payments and incentive-compatibility constraints from non-cooperative game theory directly into an optimization framework in lieu of using first order conditions...
INFORMS@USF recently organized its annual Data Science Boot Camp on 24-25 March. More than 70 participants from different engineering and public health departments at USF joined the two-day-long workshop conducted by Informs@USF members. Dr. Mingyang Li, Assistant Professor of Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, held the opening session speaking on contemporary applications of data science. The remaining sessions focused on teaching basics of programming,...
INFORMS@USF invites you to Data Science Boot Camp this year on 24-25 March. We will be teaching application of R and Python to solve case studies and analyze large-scale data. Please see flyer for more info. Register at: https://goo.gl/9vMtQE
(Note: RSVP in Bullsync does register you for the event. Please go to the registration website above and sign up.)
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The Annual Meeting of INFORMS was organized at Nashville this year. Faculty, students and researchers from USF as part of the INFORMS@USF contingent participated in the event, giving talks and presentations and collaborating with researchers from universities and R&D firms across the globe. INFORMS@USF also won the Cum Laude Student Chapter Annual work for organizing activities to promote research, innovation and networking industrial engineering and operations...
INFORMS@USF recently hosted this year's annual picnic for a chance for the members to socialize and have a fun day in the sun with food, drinks and a very competitive soccer match!
Members of INFORMS@USF recently participated in the Great American Teach-In at Ben Hill Middle School, Tampa, to talk about what it means to be an industrial engineer, interesting optimization problems the world faces and to inspire young minds to think critically by using engineering tools for the betterment of society.
Del and Beth Kimbler Lecture Series Dr. Martin Savelsbergh from Georgia TechTopic: Dynamic Discretization Discovery: Solving Discrete Time Integer Programs
In the talk, problems are considered in which decisions have to be made about the times at which activities occur and/or resources are utilized. Such models are pervasive in practice, since they occur whenever a schedule of activities needs to be constructed. The talk focuses on extended integer programming (IP) formulations...
Del and Beth Kimbler Lecture Series Dr. Julie Simmons Ivy from North Carolina State UniversityTopic: To be Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Using Decision Modeling to Personalize Policy in Health, Hunger Relief, and Education.
Decision making to satisfy the basic human needs of health, food, and education is complex, accomplishing this in such a way that solutions are personalized to the needs of the individual has been the focus of my research. This talk will present an overview of...
Del and Beth Kimbler Lecture Series Dr. Lawrence M. Seiford from University of MichiganTopic: The Art & Science of IE Practice: Michigan’s Tauber Institute Student Projects Save Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Annually
For more than 20 years The University of Michigan’s Tauber Institute for Global Operations has impacted operations worldwide. From the outset, it was created as a partnership between Industry, the University of Michigan College of Engineering (CoE), and the...
Del and Beth Kimbler Lecture Series: Dr. Enrique del Castillo from Penn StateTopic: High dimensional statistical inference in non-parametric models with applications
Statistical methods for large data-sets are the norm today in applications in science and engineering even for conducting the most fundamental types of inferences. For instance, a considerable body of literature exists for testing very large number of hypotheses in parallel given this is a problem that occurs...
INFORMS at USF recently organized the Welcome Event 2016 to induct newly admitted students into the chapter. A traditional celebration by nature, the event provides an opportunity for students and faculty members to socialize, know more about the organization and the participating department, and have fun with lunch, music and team-building activities!
The Annual International Potluck is coming up Friday April 24th. This is a fundraising activity that allows the chapter to hold more events for promoting the interrelationship among students, faculty and professional or experts in science and engineering. It is also a great opportunity to interact and share some time with students and professors.
The Potluck is open to all INFORMS members, their friends and family and IMSE faculty! The cost is $10 per student, $15 for faculty...
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We'll be hosting our second INFORMS Journal Meeting on Friday, April 3rd at 12pm in ENG 203 -- our very own room! Feel free to bring your lunch with you; coffee and snacks will be provided.
This month's paper is titled Exploration in Interactive Personalized Music Recommendation: A Reinforcement Learning Approach available at http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2623372. Mona Haghighi will be leading the discussion. For the best experience, read the paper before the...
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Unfortunately, I will not be able to lead this month's journal club meeting. We'll be back the first Friday of April.
Detail to be announced soon. See the INFORMS Journal Club page for more information, and suggest articles for discussion on our Forum page.
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This thread is for posting and keeping track of paper suggestions for any and all upcoming Journal club meetings. Anytime you come across any good candidate paper for the Journal club, added to this list so we can consider it for future meetings!
Garrick Aden-Buie replied to the discussion First INFORMS Journal Club Meeting! Friday, February 6th at noon!