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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.


Nazmus Sakib
Nov 22, 2016

INFORMS@USF hosts 2016 Annual BBQ at USF Riverfront Park

Nov 22, 2016 by Nazmus Sakib

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!


Nazmus Sakib
Nov 22, 2016

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

Nov 22, 2016 by Nazmus Sakib

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.


Nazmus Sakib
Nov 22, 2016

Dr. Martin Savelsbergh from Georgia Tech visits INFORMS@USF

Nov 22, 2016 by Nazmus Sakib

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 with time-i...


Nazmus Sakib
Nov 22, 2016

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

Nov 22, 2016 by Nazmus Sakib

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 my research...


Nazmus Sakib
Nov 22, 2016

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

Nov 22, 2016 by Nazmus Sakib

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 Ross School of Bu...


Nazmus Sakib
Sep 30, 2016

Dr. Enrique del Castillo from Penn State visits USF

Sep 30, 2016 by Nazmus Sakib

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 frequently in the...


Nazmus Sakib
Sep 17, 2016

INFORMS@USF Welcome Event 2016

Sep 17, 2016 by Nazmus Sakib

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!