Letter From The Lead Editors

Fall/Winter 2020 Edition of OR/MS Tomorrow

Dear OR/MS Community Members,

We are pleased to share with you the Fall/Winter 2020 edition of OR/MS Tomorrow!

Congratulations to the winners of our first ever mini-poster competition! We have received very high-quality submissions globally on a wide variety of topics, ranging from evaluation planning for alternative fuel vehicles to parking assignment problems. The first place winning mini-posters in each group (PhD, master and undergraduate) are published in this issue.

In this issue, we discuss a myriad of topics in different areas, including a system dynamic analysis on declining college enrollments, simulation-based optimization, a brief survey on well-known algorithms that changed the world, wind farm layout optimization and the urban planning concept of a 20-minutes neighborhood.

Special thanks to Prof. Michael Bell for sharing his view on green urban logistics. We would also like to thank Mr. Mayank Batra for his time to discuss with us the supply chain strategies of Mint pharmaceutical during COVID-19.

We also spotlight the INFORMS student chapter at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Last but not least, don’t miss out on the information about competitions held by the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP)!

Submissions for the Spring/Summer 2021 issue are welcomed. Contact us via email at orms_tomorrow@mail.informs.org!

We hope you enjoy the content.

Jessica Leung and Amira Hijazi