Welcome to the Summer/Fall 2014 Issue

OR/MS – Big Data & Analytics

In our second thematic issue, we focus on OR/MS in Big Data and Analytics:

Recent News

    Fall/Winter 2013

    In the first thematic issue of OR/MS Tomorrow, we featured an interview about the role of OR in healthcare with Professor Dimitris Bertsimas, the Boeing Professor of Operations Research and the co-director of the Operations Research Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In our second feature, Margaret L. Brandeau from the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University described a five-step path to a successful application of OR in healthcare. We presented an article about several OR activities in South Africa by presenting the conferences and societies organized in this area. We spotlighted INFORMS@USF, the INFORMS student chapter at the University of South Florida and announced the winner of the2013 INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition.

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    Spring/Summer 2013

    In this issue, we feature the “Stochastic Challenge” website and two reprints of articles recently published in INFORMS journals. We spotlight a the University of Massachusetts Amherst INFORMS student chapter, including their “Inaugural Dow Big Data Challenge." We also spotlight the INFORMS Behavioral Operations Section. Last but not least, we include important upcoming conferences and journals with special issues.

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 Student Chapter Spotlight

 -The University of Toronto Operations Research Group

Society Spotlight

- Big Data & Society (BD&S)