Yesterday we had a great talk on some challenging problems in Transportation systems by Dr. Satish Ukkusuri from the Department of Civil Engineering here at Purdue University. Dr. Ukkusuri talked about some of his research work that deals with Network Equilibrium problems and large scale data analytics. Dr. Ukkusuri's lab has been working on some really novel methods to solve transportation related problems. They use data from Twitter and Four-Square to gather information on the status of the network in real time. He also talked about the Disaster management problem, especially in the context of Hurricane evacuation. One of his research projects involves taxi cab data analysis taken from taxi cabs running on the island of Manhattan.
Dr. Ukkusuri with INFORMS faculty advisor Dr. Brunese (L) and President Varun Ramamohan (R)
Dr. Ukkusuri nicely outlined how useful operations research and optimization techniques are in dealing with real world problems.
We had a great start to the Fall 2012 INFORMS Seminar series today with Dr. Tawarmalani talking about Convexification in Mixed Integer Non-Linear programs. The callout was also a success, and I extend a warm welcome to all our new members. Here are some pictures from today's seminar.
INFORMS Purdue Chapter welcomes you to its Fall 2012 Callout on Wednesday, September 26 at KRAN 140 from 5:30 to 6:30. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided.
Along with the first annual meeting and call-out, we will also be having our first "OR on Campus" seminar given by Dr. Mohit Tawarmalani. He will talk about "Convexification in mixed-integer nonlinear programming".
It's the start of a new academic year, and we'd like to welcome all the new students as well as our existing members. We kick off the activities for fall 2011 with the annual call out meeting, to be held on Thursday, September the 15th at Grissom 280 from 5 pm to 6 pm.
Be sure to drop by to find out more about what we have in store this year as well as for the free pizza!
We are a Student Organization that encourages interest in the fields of Operations Research (OR), the Management Sciences (MS) and other related fields.
We provide a means of collaboration and communication both among our members and with other people interested in OR/MS and related fields.
We provide information about educational programs, opportunities, methods and techniques pertinent to OR/MS and related fields to our members.- August 2013.