Letter From The Lead Editors

Spring/Summer 2023 Edition of OR/MS Tomorrow

Dear OR/MS Community Members,

We are pleased to share the Spring/Summer 2023 edition of OR/MS Tomorrow!

In early spring, our team welcomed several new members, who rapidly caught up and, together with the rest of the team, diligently worked during this semester to deliver this fantastic issue! They are:

• Yiwen Wang, as webmaster

• Valentina Castañeda-Torres and Xiaoyu Ma, as production editors

• Paula A. Penagos-Rodriguez and Zihan Zhang, as social media coordinators • Soham Agarwal and Alexander Scarcelli, as staff writers

• Sen Li and Amir Moadab, as editors

Our team also had some mixing around, and some of our previous members are moving to different roles:

• Nandan Kumar Singh, from production editor to staff writer

• Harsh Anand, from webmaster to editor

• Kara Combs, from social media coordinator to co-lead editor

Last but not least, we thank our departing members for their great service and contributions to our magazine: Abtin Ijadi Maghsoodi, Mihir Mehta, and Kimia Vahdat. We missed you during the production of this issue, but we wish you all a bright future! 

In this issue, we (re)started a few new initiatives. We start our issue by bringing back to life our acclaimed and very-much-missed crossword puzzle! Make sure you read our articles, complete the puzzle, and submit your responses for a chance to win cash prizes! We continue with the official kick-off announcement of the 2023 Mini Poster competition!! Make sure you start preparing your mini poster and be ready to submit it in October.

Our articles discuss a myriad of topics in different areas. We continue our mental health series with a book review of “Managing your Mental Health during your PhD” by Zoe J. Ayres and an article about procrastination, filled with tips on surviving your last semester. Last issue, we started an industry series, which we continue in this issue by discussing OR/MS applications in the finance industry, predictive analytics in the healthcare industry, and the implementation of data analytics for demand and supply management. Then, we move to the second part of the U.S. foster care system series: the parent-child matching problem.

Following that, we, of course, had to talk about ChatGPT and its use in research and teaching environments. For this, we interviewed Professor Tinglong Dai from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and Professor Matthieu Gruson from the University of Quebec in Montreal. In this issue, we also took a trip to South America to spotlight the award-winning INFORMS Student Chap- ter at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. We approach the end of our issue with the debut write-up of our new “Where are our alumni?” series showcasing our departed member, Dr. Yue Wang, incoming assistant professor at the University of Arizona. 

Submissions for the Fall/Winter 2023 issue are welcomed. Contact us via email at orms_tomorrow@mail.informs.org!

Did you know about our website? Check it out at www.informs.org/Publications/OR-MS-Tomorrow! You can check this issue’s individual articles, browse all our previous issues, and meet our editorial staff.

Stay tuned with all of our updates, events, and more by following us on our socials. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn! We hope you enjoy this issue.

Sofia Perez-Guzman and Kara Combs




OR/MS Tomorrow Mini Poster Competition 2023

Mental Health Series | Book Review: Managing Your Mental Health During Your PhD: A Survival Guide

Mental Health Series | Going through the Last Semester and Procrastinatio

Industry Series | Applications of ORMS in the Finance Industry

Industry Series | Predictive Analytics in the Healthcare industry

Industry Series | Application of Data Analytics for Demand & Supply Management

The U.S. Foster Care System: Parent-Child Matching

Navigating the Use of ChatGPT in Education and Research: Impacts and Guidelines

Spotlight Interview with Pontifical Catholic University of Chile INFORMS Student Chapter

Where are our Alumni? | OR/MS Tomorrow Alumni Story: Yue Wang, PhD