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WATCH "INFORMS TV" IN PHOENIX
Finally, some TV worth watching! Tune in to INFORMS TV during the meeting to catch the latest conference highlights, enjoy "behind the scenes" interviews with meeting speakers and INFORMS leaders, and hear reactions and interviews with attendees like you. See INFORMS TV here: video displays in the registration area and Exhibit Hall, Interactive Session foyer, INFORMS Booth, Renaissance Hotel channel 2, and Hyatt Hotel channel 42.
Phoenix International Airport
Distance from airport to hotels: 4 miles (6.4km)/10 min.
TaxiRates to/from airport approximately $18 each way for taxi.
Super ShuttlePhone number: 602-244-9000
Rates to/from Airport $13 each way per passenger. The Super Shuttle is available 24 hours a day. www.supershuttle.com
Valley Metro Light RailProceed to Ground Transportation
Board the PHX Airport Shuttle to Metro Light Rail Line.
Board the Metro Light Rail toward Montebello.
De-board at the Central/Washington Station.
The Hyatt Regency Phoenix & Renaissance Hotel are one block to the east.
Metro Light Rail runs from 4am-11pm daily.
The cost is $1.75 each way.
Blog On: Optimizing Your Airport Baggage Claim Experience
Shivaram Subramanian blogs some suggestions: "You rub your weary eyes and get off that Airbus 380 to signal the end of your long 16-hour flight and wearily make your way to the baggage claim. You patiently wait along with your family to pick up your 4-6 pieces of check-in luggage before proceeding through the customs and immigration checks. It's a tiresome and time consuming process. Is there a way you can make things better for yourself? Perhaps..."
Check out the Pinterest Annual Meeting board for interesting things to do and see while in Phoenix.
NEW TOUR OFFERING
Amazon - Phoenix Fulfillment Center
All reservations for this tour MUST be made directly with Amazon by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, October 15, 3:30-5:00pm - the tour is one-hour long
A round-trip coach bus will pick up from the Hyatt Regency Phoenix at 3:30pm. Departures from the plant back to the hotel will begin at 5pm. Please note that because of safety concerns, you cannot go directly to the Center and must use the provided coach bus. Cost:
Please review the Visitor Safety Guidelines and Safety Prep & Procedures
prior to tour before responding. RSVP
The number of attendees is limited to 60, and we will implement a first-come, first-served policy.
New to INFORMS?
Join a Community
Whether you are a new or continuing member, take some time while in Phoenix to sign up for the Community (also known as Subdivision) of your choice. There is no better way to maximize the utility of your membership. Stop by Registration or INFORMS Booth #58 to learn more.
New Member Welcome/Annual Meeting Orientation on Sunday
October 14, 4:30-5:30pm, Hyatt, Regency C
If you are new to INFORMS or new to the Annual Meeting, plan to attend the new member welcome session and Annual Meeting orientation. INFORMS veterans will be on hand to ensure you know all about your member benefits and how to effectively navigate the meeting. Time will also be set aside for informal networking with colleagues by interest area or geographic location.
Hitting town on Friday or Saturday? Check out these great pre-meeting events!
Friday, October 12Combined Colloquia
, Dinner, 6-8pm, Hyatt, Regency ABSaturday, October 13Combined Colloquia
, Breakfast, 7:30-8:15am, Hyatt, Regency ABFuture Academician Colloquium
, 8:15am-4:30pm, Hyatt, Regency CFuture Practitioner Colloquium
, 8:15am-4:30pm, Hyatt, SundanceTeaching Effectiveness Colloquium
, 8:15am-4:30pm, Hyatt, GilbertCombined Colloquia
, Dinner, 6:30-8:30pm, Hyatt, Atrium Terrace
WorkshopsSaturday, October 13Data Mining-Health Informatics Workshop
, 9am-5:30pm, Hyatt, Remington and RussellVendor (Exhibitor) Workshops
, 9am-5:30pm (three sessions), Hyatt, rooms variable
ConferenceSaturday, October 13
Saturday, October 13, 5-6pm, Hyatt, Regency AB
Getting into town early? Stop by the INFORMS annual membership meeting to meet the Board of Directors and get a snapshot of 2012 accomplishments and 2013 strategic plans. Wine and cheese will be served.
PLENARIES AND KEYNOTES
Make time for thought-provoking talks on diverse subjects from invited speakers.
Sunday, October 14
10-10:50am, Convention Center, West 301AWelcome
Terry Harrison, President, INFORMS, and Penn State University; and Ronald Askin, General Chair, INFORMS Annual Meeting Phoenix, and Arizona State UniversityPlenary
Richard J. O'Lear, Defense Science Board and Sage Intelligence Associates
Computational and Analytical Challenges and Opportunities in Personalized Medicine
3:10-4pm, Convention Center, West 101
George Poste, Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative and Arizona State University
3:10-4pm, Convention Center, West 301AReprise of 2012 Edelman Award-Winning Presentation: Supply Chain-Wide Optimization at TNT Express
Monday, October 15
10-10:50am, Convention Center, West 301APhilip McCord Morse Lecture: Analytics for a Networked World
William R. Pulleyblank, United States Military Academy
The Future of High Performance Computing
3:10-4pm, Convention Center, West 101
Alan Gara, Intel
3:10-4pm, Convention Center, West 301AManufacturing - Fading or Phoenix?
Wallace J. Hopp, University of Michigan
Tuesday, October 16
10-10:50am, Convention Center, West 301AOmega Rho Distinguished Lecture: Operations Research and the Revolution in Aggregate Economics
Edward C. Prescott, Arizona State University and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
3:10-4pm, Convention Center, West 101Principles to Successfully Navigate the Vortex of Innovation
Christopher B. Lofgren, Schneider National, Inc.
3:10-4pm, Convention Center, West 301AIFORS Distinguished Lecture: Models and Algorithms for Passenger Railway Optimization Problems
Paolo Toth, University of Bologna
3:10-4pm, Convention Center, West 207Reprise of 2012 UPS George D. Smith Prize Award-Winning Presentation: Excellence in Global Operations Education
Tauber Institute for Global Operations, University of Michigan
Wednesday, October 17
10-10:50am, Convention Center, West 301ARisk and Decision Sciences to Inform Policy and Strategy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Caryl Brzymialkiewicz, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
10-10:50am, Convention Center, West 101Award Presentation and Winner's Reprise: 2012 Daniel H. Wagner Prize Winner Presentation
5-5:50pm, Convention Center, West 301APanel: What Pilots and the Airline Industry Can Teach Clinicians and Hospitals About Patient Safety
Moderator: Mark Roberts, University of Pittsburgh
CAN'T-MISS SOCIAL EVENTS
Sunday, October 14
INFORMS Online and Social Networking Reception
Sunday, 6-7pm, Hyatt, Cassidy
What's your social networking strategy for yourself or for INFORMS? We invite all contributors to IOL (the INFORMS website) and INFORMS social networking sites to come and meet face to face. Join us for refreshments and drinks - we are your INFORMS Online community!
Minority Issues Forum Reception
Sunday, 8-9pm, Hyatt, Cowboy Artists
Come meet old friends and make new ones while talking about minority issues and other intellectual issues and opportunities.
Sponsored by North Carolina State University, Edward P. Fitts Dept. of Industrial & Systems Engineering; Clemson University, Dept. of Industrial Engineering; Cornell University, School of Operations Research & Information Engineering; Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College; and North Carolina A&T State University, Dept. of Industrial & Systems Engineering.
Welcome Reception & Exhibits
Sunday, 7:30-9pm, Convention Center, Exhibit Hall, West 301
INFORMS and the Phoenix Organizing Committee welcome you to the 2012 Annual Meeting with an evening of fellowship and fun. The Welcome Reception is the perfect venue to meet with colleagues and visit the exhibits. Light snacks will be served. Soft drinks are complimentary, with a cash bar for other beverages.
INFORMS Awards Ceremony &
Sunday, 8:30-9:45pm (doors close at 8:45pm*), Convention Center, West 101
The INFORMS Board of Directors invites you to honor and celebrate the achievements of our colleagues at the annual Awards Ceremony. You can attend the Welcome Reception first and then take the escalators down to level 1 for the Awards Ceremony. Following the ceremony, you'll have an opportunity to congratulate the awardees at a special dessert reception.
*Please note that this reception is part of the ceremony event, open to the awardees, their friends and colleagues, and all those who attend the Award Ceremony itself. We are sorry we cannot accommodate guests to the reception who do not also attend the ceremony. Sponsored by GAMS.
Monday, October 15
COIN-OR Members & Users Meeting - Bag Lunch
12:30-1:15pm, Convention Center, West 212B
Anyone interested in open-source software tools, open standards, and data and model repositories for any aspect of operations research is encouraged to attend this Computational Infrastructure for OR (COIN-OR) meeting. Please bring your own lunch and ideas. For more information, visit www.coin-or.org.
Junior Faculty Interest Group Luncheon
12:30-1:30pm, Kincaid's Classic American Restaurant, 2 South Third St.
$25 ($15 students)
A limited number of tickets may be available on-site. Go to the INFORMS registration desk for information on availability. No tickets will be sold at the door.
The winners of the 2012 JFIG Paper Competition will be presented with awards. All junior faculty are invited to participate. This event gives junior faculty in engineering and business schools the opportunity to discuss career development and exchange ideas.
Sponsored by the University of Arkansas and Wichita State University, Dept. of Industrial Engineering.
12:30-1:30pm, Hyatt, Regency D
$10 section member ($15 nonmember)
A limited number of tickets may be available on-site. Go to the INFORMS registration desk for information on availability. No tickets will be sold at the door.
This lunch and business meeting is open to members of the INFORMS Section on Public Programs, Service and Needs and also those who are interested in joining the section. Sponsored by Georgia Tech, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
INFORMS Analytics Section Business Meeting & Reception
6:15-7:15pm, Convention Center, North 224B
This section is right for everyone. The Analytics Section invites all attendees to enjoy light refreshments and listen to the officers discuss recent accomplishments of the section. Get involved and help chart the course for the future of analytics at INFORMS.
CPMS Isolated Practitioner Workshop & Reception
6:15-7:15pm, Convention Center, North 225A
CPMS, The Practice Section of INFORMS, sponsors this workshop on topics of interest to isolated practitioners, the "Lone Rangers" of OR/MS. This 29th workshop will address timely issues that affect isolated practitioners. All are welcome to participate. Wine and cheese will be served.
Student Awards Ceremony & Student Reception
7:30-9pm, Hyatt, Regency A
All students registered for the meeting are invited to attend the first-ever Student Awards Ceremony. The Chapters/Fora Committee will present the winners of the Student Chapter Annual Awards and the Judith Liebman Awards. Join us to recognize the great contributions of our most dynamic student volunteers. Plan to stay for the Student Reception, which immediately follows the ceremony. The reception that follows the Awards Ceremony is open to all students - join us for an evening of food and drink, fun, and networking. Come relax after a busy day of sessions and mingle with fellow students from universities around the world. Sponsored by the Seth Bonder Foundation.
Travelling Salesman Movie
After Student Awards Ceremony, Hyatt, Regency A
|Travelling Salesman - Official Trailer [HD]|
Tuesday, October 16
Women in OR/MS Forum Luncheon
12:30-1:30pm Hyatt, Regency C
$18 ($8 students)
A limited number of tickets may be available on-site. Go to the INFORMS registration desk for information on availability. No tickets will be sold at the door. All those interested in issues related to women professionals in OR/MS are invited to join us. Sponsored by Georgia Tech, Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering; SAS, Inc.; Texas A&M University, Dept. of Industrial & Systems Engineering; University of Alabama, College of Business; University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Business; University of Arizona, Systems & Industrial Engineering; Northwestern University, Dept. of Industrial Engineering & Management Science; Virginia Commonwealth University, Dept. of Statistical Sciences & O.R; University of Texas at Arlington; Penn State Erie; and University of Texas at Austin, Operations Research & Industrial Engineering.
Analytics Certification Reception
6:15-7:15pm, Hyatt, Regency A
Members of the INFORMS Certification Task Force will make a short presentation and answer questions relating to INFORMS-conducted analytics certification to be launched in 2013.
General Reception, Get Your Kicks on Route 66
7:30-10pm Convention Center, North Ballroom, level 1 (street level)
You can travel the famous road yourself at our Tuesday General Reception. We'll have our own quirky and fun things to do: teepee putting, tequila bowling, tomahawk tosses, and beach ball basketball. The Rave, a classic rock band, will showcase a broad spectrum of musical styles, from pre-50s to current hits, including soul, Motown, blues, and country.
And, of course, we'll be serving up a hearty menu that features food from stops along the highway - including St. Louis style ribs, Arizona vegetarian fajitas, New Mexican three-cheese enchiladas, Texas beef strip steaks, and California avocado salad, topped off with a great Oklahoma pecan pie! Sponsored by Arizona State University.
OTHER GREAT EVENTS
Wagner Prize Presentations
Monday, October 15, Convention Center, West 212CTo see clear, concise examples of verifiable O.R. and analytics practice success, you won't want to miss the six Wagner Prize presentations.
- A Deployed Quantal Response Based Patrol Planning System for the U.S. Coast Guard
- The Philadelphia Districting Contest: Designing Territories for City Council Based Upon the 2010 Census
- Improving Patient Access to Chemotherapy Treatment at Duke Cancer Institute
- Automated Bed Assignments in a Complex and Dynamic Hospital Environment
- Incorporating Stochastic Lead Times into the Guaranteed Service Model of Safety Stock Optimization
- Biological Planning for High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy: Application to Cervical Cancer Treatment
INFORMS Strategic Initiatives in Analytics
Monday, October 15, 11am-12:30pm, Convention Center, West 207
INFORMS President-Elect Anne Robinson, Vice President of Practice Activities Jack Levis, and Past President Rina Schneur will provide information about multiple INFORMS analytics-related strategic priorities and goals in this talk. Topics such as certification, continuing education, and outreach will be covered.
Bringing O.R. into the 21st Century with Social Networking and Web 2.0 Tools
Monday, 11am-12:30pm, Convention Center, North 222A
A panel of members who are active in social media will provide a "who, what, where, how, and why" on major social networking sites for operations researchers, as well as a synopsis of activity by INFORMS in social media.
2012 Innovation in Analytics Award Competition
Tuesday, October 16, Track 23 (TA, TB, TC), Convention Center, West 212C
Sponsored by the Analytics Section of INFORMS. See these finalist presentations that are being recognized for creative and unique developments, applications, or combinations of analytical techniques that provide unique insights and/or business value. Choose from among these talks:
- Ford, routing for battery electric vehicles
- MIT & Con Edison, predicting manhole events
- GfK Custom Research, analytics to set customer satisfaction priorities
- GE Global Research Center, whole-hospital operational forecasting system
- IBM, insurance agency productivity
- Texas A&M Transportation Institute, optimizing acquisition of right-of-way
- Nyenrode Business Universiteit, sustainable investment decision analysis
TutORials in Operations Research
Attend your choice of 14 TutORial talks on Sunday - Wednesday, Convention Center, West 207. This Annual Meeting favorite features 90-minute sessions offering an in-depth look at current methodologies. See the program for a schedule of talks and exact titles.
Access to 2012 Online Volume
On October 1, the 2012 TutORials in Operations Research
series volume became available online for all 2012 INFORMS Annual Meeting registrants. This year's TutORials covers topics
in a broad range of applications and methodologies within operations research, including
laboratory experiments in operations management, queues in service systems, dynamic optimization, and Markov decision processes
Access the 2012 TutORials
via the upgraded TutORials website
and log in to view all content using your INFORMS username and password.
Print copies of the 2012 TutORials
volume, as well as CDs and books from previous years, will be available for sale at INFORMS Booth #58.
General Interactive Sessions
Be sure to stop by the Interactive Sessions on Monday and Tuesday, 12:30-2:30pm in the Convention Center, West 301CD Lobby. A total of 80 posters and laptop demonstrations on diverse OR/MS topics will be on display. Authors will be on hand to describe their work during these times.
Annual Meeting Job Fair
Be a part of the largest gathering of O.R. and analytics job seekers and employers. The Job Fair
is free to meeting registrants. Employers must register for the Job Placement Service
to participate. Direct questions to email@example.com
for more details.
INFORMS job placement services (JPS) at the Annual Meeting connect job seekers and employers in an informal atmosphere. You can take advantage of both the Job Fair (Sunday, noon to 5pm) and the Job Placement Service (Monday and Tuesday, 9am-5pm; and Wednesday, 9am-3pm).
Here's a partial list of participating employers:
|Amazon||Manhattan Associates||Shanghai Jiao Tong University- Fahua Campus|
|Babson College||Marquette University||Singapore Management University|
|Bae Systems||Merck Recruiting & Staffing||Singapore University of Technology & Design|
|Bilkent University||Metron||SK Innovation|
|BNSF Railway Company||Monsanto Company||Suffolk University|
|Butler University||National University of Singapore (NUS)||United Airlines|
|California State University-Pomona||Naval Postgraduate School||Univ Commerciale Luigi Bocconi|
|Center for Naval Analyses||Norfolk Southern Corporation||University of California-Irvine|
|Chinese University of Hong Kong||North Carolina State University||University of Manitoba|
|City University of New York- Baruch College||Oakland University||University of Michigan-Flint|
|Dartmouth College||Oracle Labs||University of Minnesota|
|Frontline Systems Inc.||Rotterdam School of Management||University of Portland|
|Hong Kong University of Science & Technology||Rutgers School of Business-Camden||University of Texas at Austin|
|Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México||Salisbury University||University of Toronto|
|Lehigh University||San Francisco State University||Wilfrid Laurier University|
|Liberty Mutual Insurance||Rotterdam School of Management||Yahoo! Labs|
|Loyola University in Maryland||SAS Institute Inc.|| |
Résumé Checking Services
Sunday, October 14, 9am-12pm Hyatt, Regency Ballroom C
Have your résumé checked by members of INFORMS JPS Committee. Veteran O.R. professionals, such as Texas A&M Executive Associate Dean Bala Shetty, will review and critique your résumé to make sure it is ready for "prime time" at the Job Fair later that day.
In addition, two panel discussions focus on job search issues: Academic Job Search Panel
Monday, October 15, 11am-12:30pm
Convention Center, North 229A
The panel will discuss the academic interview process and do's and don'ts associated with the job search. The panel features Bala Shetty, Texas A&M University; Neil Geismar, Texas A&M University; and Eva Lee, Georgia Tech. Industry Job Search Panel
Monday, October 15, 1:30-3pm, Convention Center, North 229A
The panel will discuss the industry interview process and do's and don'ts associated with the job search. The panel features Bala Shetty, Texas A&M University; Hossam Zaki, Zilliant; Bruce Patty, Veritec Solutions; and Irv Lustig, IBM.
CONNECT WITH OTHERS
Guest Bloggers Add Flavor to Annual Meeting
Be sure to check the Annual Meeting website frequently to read commentary from your peers about their experiences in Phoenix. Feel free to post your own comment! Confirmed guest bloggers for 2012:
|John Angelis||Erica Klampfl||Paul Rubin|
|Allen Butler||Bjarni Kristjansson||Matt Saltzman|
|Ken Chelst||Barry List||Steve Sashihara|
|Jim Cochran||Laura McLay||Thiago Serra|
|Walt DeGrange||Patrick Noonan||Dawn Strickland|
|Michele Fisher||Ryan O'Neil||Mike Trick|
|Mike Gorman||Guillaume Roels||Tallys Yunes|
All attendees are invited to share what you are seeing and doing in real time. Add hashtag #informs2012
to your tweets, and they will be displayed on the front page of Annual Meeting website
and on video monitors. Be sure to pick up your "Tweeter" ribbon in INFORMS Booth #58. Follow @INFORMS2012
for official Annual Meeting Announcements.
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INFORMS Booth Activities
Stop by the INFORMS booth (#58) in the Exhibit Hall to receive valuable products and information:
- Speakers' Book Store
- 50% off INFORMS books sale
- Free sample journals
- Free Community newsletters
- Membership information
- Renewal assistance
- Purchase INFORMS T-shirts
- Certification information
- Free Magazines
- Volunteer Information
Free Website Management Tools for Subdivisions - Learn How EZ Publish Can Revitalize Your Web Presence
Wednesday, October 17, 11am-12:30pm Convention Center, West 202
If you are a subdivision officer or webmaster and would like to learn more about optimizing your website, you'll want to attend INFORMS webmaster Shirley Mohr's technical session. This special training session introduces EZ Publish, a hassle-free and "EZ" tool for quickly creating and updating websites without the need for Web design experience or special software. Any Community or Subdivision that wishes to utilize a ready-made INFORMS template and intuitive tools to create and maintain its website should attend. Special features you can incorporate include blogs, forums, password-protected areas, and analytics reports about your site.
Renew 2013 Membership While in Phoenix
Stop by INFORMS Booth #58 to quickly and easily renew your membership for 2013. We want you with us in 2013. INFORMS is on the upswing, and we have many exciting projects planned for 2013 and beyond. Read the renewal letter
from the INFORMS presidents who give you great reasons for continuing.
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