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Members apply mathematics and sophisticated computer programs to solve engineering problems. Some members work in areas such as forecasting, statistical analysis and simulation. Operations Research News, an e-mail newsletter sent periodically to all members, includes articles on simulation developments and applications, and statistical process control as well as other points of interest.
The updated division bylaws were approved by the Operations Research Division professional membership on May 24, 2011. To view the Division bylaws, click here.
IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2014Applied Solutions SessionsPalais des Congrés de Montréal, Montréal, CanadaMay 31 - June 3, 2014
Deadline for Abstract Submission is Friday, Nov. 22.Conference website: www.iienet.org/annualAbstract submission site: https://www.xcdsystem.com/iie2014/
The Operations Research Division of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) is once again sponsoring a track in the Applied Solutions sessions of the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2014. Applied Solutions sessions present proven solutions from applying industrial and systems engineering principles within industry, healthcare or service companies. The Operations Research Track is seeking presentations in which operations research principles such as mathematical modeling, forecasting, statistical analysis and others have been applied to real world challenges within any industry. More information
Maria Mayorga, associate professor, Clemson University, will serve as president-elect for the division. She has been a member of IIE and the Operations Research Division since 2006. Maria also served as member of the Operations Research Board of Directors 2010-2011, Best Paper selection committee 2011-2012 and Operations Research track co-chair for the 2011 IIE Industrial Engineering Research conference.
Elected to the Board of Directors to serve two-year terms: Dan Bumblauskas, assistant teaching professor, University of Missouri and John Dulin, continuous improvement manager, Enterprise Ventures Corp.
Annual Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Operations ResearchAlex Savachkin of the University of South Florida is the recipient of the 2013 Operations Research Division Teaching Award. The award recognizes excellence in teaching operations research. The award was presented at the 2013 IIE Annual IE Conference and Expo in Orlando, Fla.
Juan Ma and Baski Balasundaram, Oklahoma State University, were recipients of the 2013 Operations Research Division ISERC Best Paper Award. Their winning paper: "Solving Chance-constrained Spanning k-Core Problem via Decomposition and Integer Programming."
The mission of the division shall be to support its members by fostering networks, offering programs and maintaining resources that represent their core competencies and/or areas of specialized practice.
These five goals are essential to addressing IIE’s mission:
The strength of IIE is in its members, who volunteer to serve on boards such as this.