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Del and Beth Kimbler Lecture series: Dr. Thomas Sharkey

Thursday, Apr 11, 12 pm
CMC 147

Thomas Sharkey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His current research interests are in the area of network optimization and its applications to infrastructure and supply chain resilience, Arctic emergency response, and interdicting illegal supply chains. He is currently part of two interdisciplinary projects that seek to integrate social science methods with Operations Research (OR) to address societal...

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Kimbler Lecture Speaker: Dr. Alice Smith

Friday, Apr 12, 12 pm
CMC 147

ALICE E. SMITH is the Joe W. Forehand/Accenture Distinguished Professor of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Auburn University, where she served as Department Chair from 1999-2011. She also has a joint appointment with the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. Previously, she was on the faculty of the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh from 1991-99, which she joined after industrial experience with Southwestern Bell...

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INFORMS@USF Data Boot Camp 2018 (Python session)

Saturday, Apr 6, 9 am
ENB 118

INFORMS@USF invites you to Data Science Boot Camp (R session) this year on 24-25 March. We will be teaching application of R to solve case studies and analyze large-scale data. Please see flyer for more info. Register at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1o4Hg_8_vMij-nluokxTxKvzQlllZ9Yu6_gnsdfEwomw/edit?usp=sharing

(Note: RSVP in Bullsync does register you for the event. Please go to the registration website  above and sign up.)

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Limited spaces available

INFORMS@USF Data Boot Camp 2018 (R session)

Saturday, Mar 30, 9 am
CMC 141

INFORMS@USF invites you to Data Science Boot Camp (R session) this year on 24-25 March. We will be teaching application of R to solve case studies and analyze large-scale data. Please see flyer for more info. Register at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1o4Hg_8_vMij-nluokxTxKvzQlllZ9Yu6_gnsdfEwomw/edit?usp=sharing

(Note: RSVP in Bullsync does register you for the event. Please go to the registration website  above and sign up.)

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INFORMS@USF Del and Beth Kimbler Lecture Series 2018 - Dr. Gokul Iyer (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's e)

Friday, Jan 18, 12 pm
CMC 147

In this seminar, Gokul Iyer will talk about recent advances in the modeling of the energy system within the context of interactions of the energy system with other systems such as water, land, climate, and economy across spatial and temporal scales. The talk will first motivate the need for integrated modeling and then present examples from previous as well as ongoing work. The modeling examples will include applications based on U.S. natural gas pipeline infrastructure, U.S. electricity...

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INFORMS@USF Del and Beth Kimbler Lecture Series 2018 - Dr. Kalyan Pasupathy (Mayo College of Medicine)

Friday, Feb 8, 12 pm
CMC 147

Dr. Kalyan Pasupathy is an Associate Professor in the Mayo College of Medicine’s Health Sciences Research Department. He is an expert in information and decision sciences, with a specific focus on nonparametric modeling methods. He has conducted funded research, published over 65 peer-reviewed publications and a book on Health Informatics; he has also mentored postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate students. With over 18 years of academic and program leadership experience, he is the...

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INFORMS@USF Del and Beth Kimbler Lecture Series 2018 - Dr. Barbara Gastel (Texas A&M University)

Friday, Feb 1, 11 am
CMC 147

Barbara Gastel, a physician specializing in writing and editing, is professor of integrative biosciences, medical humanities, and biotechnology at Texas A&M University, where she coordinates the graduate program in sci-ence communication. Dr. Gastel earned a BA from Yale and an MD and MPH from Johns Hopkins. After a fellowship at Newsweek, she served at the National Institutes of Health. She then taught writing at MIT and Peking University Health Science Center. Dr. Gastel is first...

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INFORMS@USF Del and Beth Kimbler Lecture Series 2018 - Dr. Natashia Boland (Georgia Tech)

Friday, Oct 5, 11 am
ENG 109

Del and Beth Kimbler Lecture Series Dr. Natashia Boland from Arizona Georgia Tech

Natashia Boland is a professor in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. She received her BSc(Hons) and PhD from the University of Western Australia in 1988 and 1992, respectively.

Dr. Boland is an expert in the field of integer linear programming and discrete optimization, and an exponent of its application to address complex problems in government and...

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INFORMS@USF Welcome Event 2018

Friday, Sep 7, 11 am
MSC 3709 (Heron room)

INFORMS@USF invites you to the traditional Fall welcome event this year! The Welcome Event is an opportunity to orient yourself with new and old members, learn about annual directives of the organization, network with the faculty and enjoy a delicious lunch followed by team-building activities.

Please bring your USF ID to sign in at the event!

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2018 Annual Meeting WORMS Family Care Award

The Forum for Women in OR/MS of INFORMS invites you to apply for the 2018 Annual Meeting WORMS Family Care Award. This award is intended for all students, post-docs, and early career professionals who are WORMS members to cover expenses up to $500 related to the care of family members, which are due to the caregiver attending the conference. Additional details are provided in the flyer attached to this message and on the...

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INFORMS@USF hosts Data Science Boot Camp 2018

INFORMS@USF recently organized its annual Data Science Boot Camp on 13-14 April. More than 50 participants from different engineering departments in the College of Engineering at USF joined the two-day-long workshop conducted by Informs@USF members. The sessions were focused on teaching basics of programming, pre-processing, visualization, linear models, tree/ensemble models, text analytics, and neural networks. These techniques were implemented in R and Python. The event targeted...

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Dr. Pitu B. Mirchandani from Arizona State University visits INFORMS@USF

Del and Beth Kimbler Lecture Series Dr. Pitu B. Mirchandani from Arizona State University

Topic: Design, Logistics, Management of Recharging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles. 

There is much reason to believe that many individuals and organizations will transform their vehicles to ones that utilize alternative fuels that are more sustainable. The talk was focused on the issues that must be addressed, primarily the issues related to the limited driving range of each BEV’s...

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Dr. Rajan Batta from University at Buffalo visits INFORMS@USF

Del and Beth Kimbler Lecture Series Dr. Rajan Batta from University at Buffalo 

Topic: Location-Coverage  Models for Patrolling Interurban Transportation Networks While Remaining Responsive to Emergencies. 

Interurban roads are often subject to attacks, resulting in assaults to drivers and cargo theft. In an attempt to solve this problem, a binary inter- programming model, whose objective is to maximize the expected vehicle coverage across the network was developed. The...

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