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Georgia Tech’s Keskinocak elected president-elect of INFORMS

Georgia Tech’s Keskinocak elected president-elect of INFORMSPinar Keskinocak (photo), the William W. George Chair and Professor in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, and an INFORMS Fellow, was elected president-elect of INFORMS following a vote of the Institute’s membership. After a year on the INFORMS Board as president-elect, Dr. Keskinocak will assume the presidency in 2020.

Dr. Keskinocak served as the Secretary of INFORMS and the Vice President of Membership and Professional Recognition on the INFORMS Board. She co-founded and served as the president of the Public Sector Operations Research Section and the Junior Faculty Interaction Group Forum, as well as the president of the Health Applications Society and the Women in OR/MS Forum.

At Georgia Tech, Dr. Keskinocak is the co-founder and director of the Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems and serves as the College of Engineering ADVANCE Professor. Dr. Keskinocak’s research focuses on the applications of operations research and management science with societal impact, particularly in health and humanitarian systems, supply chain management, and logistics/ transportation.

Other newly elected members of the INFORMS Board for 2019 include: David Hunt (Treasurer), Cole Smith (Vice President-Publications), Melissa “Missie” Bowers (Vice President-Education), Tamas Terlaky (Vice President-Meetings), Subramanian “Raghu” Raghavan (Vice President-Technology Strategies) and Laurie Garrow (Vice President-Sections/Societies).

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