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INFORMS 2018 Board of Directors unites industry and academic leaders

Ramayya Krishnan

Leaders in industry and academia from around the world are among those who will be joining the INFORMS Board of Directors in 2018. INFORMS is the leading international association for operations research and analytics professionals (and the publisher of Analytics magazine).

The newly elected members of the 2018 INFORMS Board of Directors include:

President-Elect: Ramayya Krishnan (photo), professor, Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Secretary: Victoria Chenp, professor, Industrial, Manufacturing, & Systems Engineering (IMSE), University of Texas at Arlington

Vice President, International: Sue Merchant, independent O.R. practitioner, Blue Link Consulting, U.K.

Vice President, Practice: C. Allen Butler, president & CEO, Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Inc.

Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Outreach: Laura Albert, associate professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Vice President, Membership and Professional Recognition: Susan Martonosi, professor of mathematics, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, Calif.

Vice President, Chapters/Fora: Gino Lim, professor and chairman, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Houston

With 12,500 members from nearly 90 countries, INFORMS is the largest international association of operations research (O.R.) and analytics professionals and students. INFORMS provides unique networking and learning opportunities for individual professionals, and organizations of all types and sizes, to better understand and use O.R. and analytics tools and methods to transform strategic visions and achieve better outcomes. For more information, visit www.informs.org.

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FCC wins 2018 INFORMS Edelman Award

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