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Four undergrads receive scholarships to INFORMS Annual Meeting

Four promising young scholars were recipients of 2018 INFORMS Undergraduate Student Scholarships for travel to the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix. The scholarships, which included travel expenses along with conference badges, were awarded to Vinny Ahluwalia of the University of Michigan, Dipayan Banerjee of Northwestern University, Caroline Johnston of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Hemeng Li of Harvey Mudd College.

Vinny Ahluwalia is a junior at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, where he is studying computer science engineering with minors in biochemistry and mathematics. He is currently working with Dr. Brian Denton and Lauren Steimle in the Industrial and Operations Engineering Department on developing stochastic optimization algorithms for robust medical decision-making.

Dipayan Banerjee is a senior at Northwestern University. He is majoring in industrial engineering and management sciences with a minor in mathematics. With Dr. Karen Smilowitz and Dr. Jill Wilson, Banerjee is currently involved in research on multi-objective optimization problems in public school transportation and districting. He plans on pursuing a Ph.D. with a research focus on logistics.

Caroline Johnston is a senior at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass., majoring in the mathematical sciences and minoring in both computer science and data science. Her primary research project revolves around the scheduling and routing of foster care visitations. Outside of her classes, she enjoys being a part of WPI’s SIAM and AWM student chapters, organizing the Student Alumni Society, playing the drums in the Pep Band, and even occasionally suiting up as the school mascot – Gompei the goat! Johnston plans on entering a Ph.D. program for operations research next fall.

Hemeng Li, a senior joint computer science and math major at Harvey Mudd College, is committed to and appreciative of data analytics and operations research. As a research assistant of Professor Gu at HMC, she worked on a research project funded by Unilever during the summer of 2017, in which she performed promotional analysis on sales, promotion and geographic data to give suggestions on which promotion should be applied at each store. For the past summer, she worked at the Human Experience & Agent Teamwork Lab (HEATLab) at HMC. She plans on pursuing a Ph.D. degree in operations research.

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UPCOMING ANALYTICS EVENTS

INFORMS-SPONSORED EVENTS

INFORMS Computing Society Conference
Jan. 6-8, 2019; Knoxville, Tenn.

INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research
April 14-16, 2019; Austin, Texas

INFORMS International Conference
June 9-12, 2019; Cancun, Mexico

INFORMS Marketing Science Conference
June 20-22; Rome, Italy

INFORMS Applied Probability Conference
July 2-4, 2019; Brisbane, Australia

INFORMS Healthcare Conference
July 27-29, 2019; Boston, Mass.

2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting
Oct. 20-23, 2019; Seattle, Wash.

Winter Simulation Conference
Dec. 8-11, 2019: National Harbor, Md.

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Advancing the Analytics-Driven Organization
Jan. 28–31, 2019, 1 p.m.– 5 p.m. (live online)

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