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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!


Garrick Aden-Buie
Jan 28, 2015

Spring 2015 – NEW Journal Club! Boot Camp, Engineering EXPO, and more!

Jan 28, 2015 by Garrick Aden-Buie

Get involved in INFORMS this semester! Hi all! We've got a great semester coming up, with a lot of great activities and opportunities for you to connect with your fellow INFORMS members, interact with distinguished speakers, share your skills and knowledge and give back to the community. We can't wait to see you at all of our events! This semester we have a number of important activities and will need volunteer leaders to help make them a success. Please read through all of our activities, ...


Garrick Aden-Buie
Dec 10, 2014

Happy Holidays and Our Fall Newsletter

Dec 10, 2014 by Garrick Aden-Buie

Thank you! First, I just want to thank you for your participation in INFORMS@USF this semester! We had some great times together, both at informal events like our Welcome Event and our Fall BBQ as well as at our more formal events with the Kimbler Lecture Series presenters. Our chapter was well represented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting and we're very happy to receive – for the fourth year in a row! – the summa cum laude award from our national organization. So big thanks to all of you who, ...


Garrick Aden-Buie
Oct 3, 2014

Paid Opportunity for Students at INFORMS Annual Meeting

Oct 3, 2014 by Garrick Aden-Buie

From our INFORMS National Chapter, an excellent opportunity to make some new connections at the conference (and earn a little money, too). INFORMS seeks three OR/MS students or graduates to cover on-site sessions, events, and breaking news during the 2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting to be held in San Francisco, CA. The writers are expected to produce content for a daily electronic newsletter throughout the duration of the four-day meeting. The writers may have experience publishing news article...


Felipe Andres Feijoo Palacios
Aug 26, 2014

GEFCom2014 Forecasting competition!!!

Aug 26, 2014 by Felipe Andres Feijoo Palacios

Do you want to improve your forecasting skills? This is a great opportunity to achieve this goal!. The Global Energy Forecasting Competition is sponsored by the IEEE Power and Energy Society, and in this opportunity, there are four major categories: Load Forecasting, Price Forecasting, Wind Forecasting, and Solar Forecasting. You can enroll as many categories as you want and compete with other students across the world!. If this calls your attention and you are willing to be part of a team of...