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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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INFORMS@USF join the USF ENGINEERING EXPO 2018

Last February 16th-17th and following the tradition, INFORMS at USF joined the annual USF ENGINEERING EXPO. USF's Engineering Expo seeks to educate K-12 students on the importance of math, science, engineering, and technology within their lives. Expo features hands-on exhibits and shows that help encourage more students to pursue fields in science and mathematics. In this occasion, the labs of manufacturing and simulation were managed by INFORMS at USF giving a unique opportunity...

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INFORMS@USF Potluck Event 2018

INFORMS@USF has organized on January 25th the Potluck Event 2018. This activity provides an opportunity for students and faculty members to socialize, know more about the organization and the participating department, and have fun with lunch. Each guest brings a special dish (usually homemade and traditional from her/his country) to share with all.

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Research Writing Workshop INFORMS@USF

Based on the continuous effort to bring new opportunities for learning and the development of the skills of graduate students, INFORMS at USF in partnership with the Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering has offered since Fall 2017 a research writing class. Through this activity, students gain valuable information and experience for understanding the demands of research-based writing, at the same time they get empowered in any level course or professional field...

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INFORMS@USF hosts 2017 Annual BBQ at USF Riverfront Park

Following the tradition, INFORMS at USF has organized the last November 18 the Annual BBQ at USF Riverfront Park, the event provides an opportunity for students and faculty members to socialize and have a fun day in the sun with food, drinks, and a very competitive soccer match!

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INFORMS@USF receives Summa cum laude honor in INFORMS 2017 Student Chapter Annual Award!

It is an honor and delight to announce that INFORMS Student Chapter at USF has recently been declared winner of the INFORMS 2017 Student Chapter Annual Award, with highest recognition of Summa cum laude among all university chapters. The award serves to recognize chapters which have carried out significant and impactful activities to educate students on different aspects of operations research and management science, and committed to provide opportunities for collaboration and networking...

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Ex-president Andres Garcia-Arce receives the prestigious Judith Liebman Award 2017

It is a pleasure to announce that ex-president of INFORMS@USF, Andrés GA has been recognized with the prestigious Judith Liebman Award 2017 from INFORMS, at the reception in recent Annual Meeting at Houston.

A candidate for the Judith Liebman Award is a "moving spirit" in his or her student chapter, leading efforts either to form a new student chapter or to reactivate a dormant chapter; leading a student chapter to perform extraordinary service to the Institute or to its...

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Dr. Patrick McDonald from New College of Florida visits INFORMS@USF

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...

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INFORMS@USF Welcome Event 2017

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!

 

 

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Dr. J. Cole Smith from Clemson University visits INFORMS@USF

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...

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Dr. Sauleh Siddiqui from Johns Hopkins visits INFORMS@USF

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...

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INFORMS@USF hosts Data Science Boot Camp 2017

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,...

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DATA SCIENCE BOOT CAMP @ 2017

Mar 24 - Mar 25
Mar 24 - EDU 347, Mar 25 - ENB 118

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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INFORMS@USF participates in INFORMS Annual Meeting 2016

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...

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INFORMS@USF hosts 2016 Annual BBQ at USF Riverfront Park

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!

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INFORMS@USF visits Ben Hill Middle School for Great American Teach-In 2016

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.

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Dr. Martin Savelsbergh from Georgia Tech visits INFORMS@USF

Del and Beth Kimbler Lecture Series Dr. Martin Savelsbergh from Georgia Tech

Topic: 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...

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Dr. Julie Simmons Ivy from North Carolina State University visits INFORMS@USF.

Del and Beth Kimbler Lecture Series Dr. Julie Simmons Ivy from North Carolina State University

Topic: 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...

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Dr. Lawrence M. Seiford from University of Michigan visits INFORMS@USF.

Del and Beth Kimbler Lecture Series Dr. Lawrence M. Seiford from University of Michigan

Topic: 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...

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Dr. Enrique del Castillo from Penn State visits USF

Del and Beth Kimbler Lecture Series: Dr. Enrique del Castillo from Penn State

Topic: 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...

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INFORMS@USF Welcome Event 2016

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!

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