Researchers from SIE will be leading the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, or INFORMS, annual meeting Nov. 4-7 in Phoenix.
“Our department, faculty, staff and students are honored to lead this conference,” said Young-Jun Son, SIE department head and the first-ever UA representative to act as general chair of the conference.
The INFORMS annual meeting is the largest in the field, with more than 5,600 attendees. This year, the theme of the conference is “Smart City and Sustainable Communities.”
In addition to Son, the UA is represented by program co-chair Pavlo Krokhmal, contributed sessions co-chair Jian Liu, poster session co-chairs Neng Fan and Junming Yin, sponsored session co-chair Jianqiang Cheng, and arrangements co-chair Danielle Embry.
UA students will also benefit from attending the conference. Many SIE graduate students will be presenting their research, and even undergraduates -- who don’t often have the opportunity to attend professional conferences -- will be attending as volunteers.