Letter from the Lead Editor

Spring/Summer 2016 Issue

Dear readers,

For the second time this academic year, I'd like to present you with a new issue of ORMS Tomorrow. While the last issue was focussed around the theme of 'Simulation in OR', this one has been centered around the theme of 'Energy and Environment in OR'. I know I speak for the entire team when I say that we had a great time as we conducted the necessary background research to prepare the articles and we are quite certain that you will enjoy reading the articles, just as much as we enjoyed putting them together!

In today's fast-paced world, we tend to forget about how mankind affects the environment. The advancement of computing and operations research over the years has given the scientific community tools that can be applied towards strengthening our environment's defense mechanisms. Indeed, it is a very symbiotic relationship since we have lately begun to witness many theoretical advancements coming out of an application centered around the energy and environment. This is just one of the many reasons that our team enjoyed putting this issue together for you. Highlights include an interview of Dr. Pascal Van Hentenryck from the University of Michigan, a review of the Energy, Natural Resources and Environment (ENRE) society, and a celebration of Montreal's Operations Research Student Chapter. 

I hope you enjoy the content and look forward to hearing any thoughts that you may have with regards to OR/MS Tomorrow via email at orms_tomorrow@mail.informs.org.

Kind Regards,

Siddhartha Nambiar