Letter from the Lead Editors

Spring/Summer 2020 Edition of OR/MS Tomorrow

Dear OR/MS Community Members,

We are pleased to share with you the Spring/Summer 2020 edition of OR/MS Tomorrow in its new look and the first ever crossword puzzle for which you will find some of the clues in this issue!

Some of the articles in this issue are about facing and conquering COVID-19 related challenges ranging from hospital resource management, supply chain resilience, to navigating the job market (Academia and Industry). Being the voice of OR/MS students, we saw the anxiety that COVID-19 has caused to our colleagues in the job market. We hope that this issue will provide some helpful tips during your job search journey. Many Thanks to Dean Cole Smith, Prof. Dmytro Matsypura, Prof. Jennifer Bechkoff, and Karen Cowan, for their valuable insights on this topic.

We also would like to thank Dr. Joseph Miller, MD, for taking the time to discuss with us the Henry Ford Hospital experience with managing its resources during COVID-19 Pandemic.

Speaking of challenges, we reached out to Prof. Julie Ivy to ask about her experience being an African American in the OR/MS community, and her advice to us - OR/MS students, scientists and educators - on how to be racially inclusive. Many thanks to Prof. Ivy and the INFORMS Minority Issues Forum members: Professors Maria Mayorga, Shannon Harris, Illya Hicks, Emmett Lodree, Mark Lewis, and Rubén Proaño, for the moving responses.

Finally, driven by the saying "Knowledge is power. Knowledge shared is power multiplied", we share a wide range of research articles including last mile distribution system and the applications of demon game models in cybersecurity. We welcome submissions for the Fall/Winter 2020 issue. If you are interested, please reach out to us via email at orms_tomorrow@mail.informs.org

Thank you and we hope you enjoy the content.

Amira Hijazi and Jessica Leung