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OR Division Members,

As we begin summer, your OR Division Board hopes that many of you enjoyed the IIE Annual Conference, which was held in Anaheim California this year.

Please take a few minutes to look over some of the recent activities and achievements of our members. Our annual teaching and best paper awards are attracting many outstanding nominations and submissions. Our second Undergraduate Student Research Dissemination Award has resulted in an exciting competition! We would like to thank the 2016 Operations Research Track co-chairs: John Fowler, Shrikant Jarugumilli, Nipa Phojanamongkolkij, Chase Rainwater and Christina Rinaudo.

New board members

The OR Division Board fills three positions each year. This year we are welcoming Hugh Medal and Lizhi Wang to the OR Division Board, and re-welcoming Chase Rainwater. Chase will serve as Vice President/President-Elect. Hugh and Lizhi are the new incoming directors. Many thanks to Mary Beth and Ruben, our outgoing members of the board, for their service to the division.

Chase Rainwater
  Chase Rainwater

Hugh Medal
        Hugh Medal

Lizhi Wang
       Lizhi Wang    

Award for Excellence in Teaching of Operations Research 2018

David Goldsman
Georgia Tech

Lizhi Wang
Iowa State University

Operations Research Track Best Paper Award 2017

Mia Abdulla and Daehan Won
Binghamton Univeristy
"Cost-sensitive Feature Selection using Mixed Integer Programming"


In the last year, the Operations Research Division sponsored two webinars. You can still enjoy these and other past webinars by navigating to Training, Webinars, Webinar Archive, Operations or going there directly from here.

About the Operations Research Division

Members apply mathematics and sophisticated computer programs to solve engineering problems. Some members work in areas such as forecasting, statistical analysis and simulation. Operations Research News, an email newsletter sent periodically to all members, includes articles on simulation developments and applications and statistical process control as well as other points of interest.

Operations Research Division mission

The mission of the division shall be to support its members by fostering networks, offering programs and maintaining resources that represent their core competencies and/or areas of specialized practice.

Operations Research Division goals

These five goals are essential to addressing IISE's mission:

  1. Develop, maintain and disseminate a body of technical knowledge.
  2. Provide a forum for technical networking.
  3. Be perceived as the voice of the technical specialty.
  4. Collaborate with IISE to support the mission of the Institute, provide member value and promote the discipline.
  5. Work with the NLC to establish a set of metrics that track society and division activities.

Operations Research Division Board 2017-2018


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2018 Division Newsletter

Spring 2018 

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