Spring/Summer 2017 Issue: OR/MS in Energy and Environment
The online student membership magazine for INFORMS. The bi-annual publication provides a look at operations research and management science from the perspective of young people in those fields. Edited by a team of students and junior faculty, the magazine is written for students and aims to introduce topics relevant to them, highlight their accomplishments, and promote awareness of current events and issues in OR and MS.
History of Energy and Environment in OR
Energy management and modeling includes planning and operation of energy systems, production and consumption. The Energy sector is characterized by a diversity of technical and operational problems of distinct nature with different levels of players involved ranging from big oil firms to small power distribution companies. Further, Read More
OR/MS Tomorrow Spotlights
The Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment Section (ENRE) is organized to promote the development and application of operations research/management science methods, techniques, and tools to the solution of problems relating to energy, natural resources and/or the environment.
Energy management and modeling include planning and operation of energy systems, production, and consumption. The Energy sector is characterized by a diversity of technical and operational problems of distinct nature with different levels of players involved ranging from big oil firms to small power distribution companies. Further, the global mission of “making the world green and better place to live in” has created socio-economic and environmental responsibility for every individual in our society and made Operations Research (OR) tools indispensable.
Undergraduate Research defined - "An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original, intellectual, or creative contribution to the discipline...." -The Council on Undergraduate Research
OR/MS Tomorrow Job Resources
Operations Research in Energy and Environment: An Interview with Dr. Pascal Van Hentenryck
Dr. Pascal Van Hentenryck is the Seth Bonder Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan. He is professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, and Core Faculty in the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS). Prior to that, he led the optimization research group (about 70 people) at National Information and Communications Technology Australia (NICTA) and was a professor of Computer Science at Brown University for about 20 years.