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Jorge A Acuna Melo
May 11, 2018

INFORMS@USF hosts Data Science Boot Camp 2018

May 11, 2018 by Jorge A Acuna Melo

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 beginners n...


Jorge A Acuna Melo
May 11, 2018

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

May 11, 2018 by Jorge A Acuna Melo

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 set of charged b...


Jorge A Acuna Melo
May 11, 2018

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

May 11, 2018 by Jorge A Acuna Melo

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 talk was focused on ...


Jorge A Acuna Melo
Feb 26, 2018

INFORMS@USF join the USF ENGINEERING EXPO 2018

Feb 26, 2018 by Jorge A Acuna Melo

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 to members t...


Jorge A Acuna Melo
Jan 27, 2018

INFORMS@USF Potluck Event 2018

Jan 27, 2018 by Jorge A Acuna Melo

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.


Jorge A Acuna Melo
Jan 18, 2018

Research Writing Workshop INFORMS@USF

Jan 18, 2018 by Jorge A Acuna Melo

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 expressin...


Jorge A Acuna Melo
Jan 16, 2018

INFORMS@USF hosts 2017 Annual BBQ at USF Riverfront Park

Jan 16, 2018 by Jorge A Acuna Melo

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!


Nazmus Sakib
Dec 2, 2017

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

Dec 2, 2017 by Nazmus Sakib

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 in t...


Nazmus Sakib
Nov 26, 2017

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

Nov 26, 2017 by Nazmus Sakib

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 University; or throu...


Jorge A Acuna Melo
Nov 5, 2017

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

Nov 5, 2017 by Jorge A Acuna Melo

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 Florida. To addr...


Jorge A Acuna Melo
Oct 27, 2017

INFORMS@USF Welcome Event 2017

Oct 27, 2017 by Jorge A Acuna Melo

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!    


Jorge A Acuna Melo
Oct 23, 2017

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

Oct 23, 2017 by Jorge A Acuna Melo

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 interdict a limited numb...


Jorge A Acuna Melo
Sep 13, 2017

Dr. Sauleh Siddiqui from Johns Hopkins visits INFORMS@USF

Sep 13, 2017 by Jorge A Acuna Melo

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 of a linearization, o...


Nazmus Sakib
Apr 5, 2017

INFORMS@USF hosts Data Science Boot Camp 2017

Apr 5, 2017 by Nazmus Sakib

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, visualizatio...


Nazmus Sakib
Nov 22, 2016

INFORMS@USF participates in INFORMS Annual Meeting 2016

Nov 22, 2016 by Nazmus Sakib

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 research.