Bio-terror, Delta, math-that's-fun lead eclectic list as operations researchers meet in Atlanta

October 08, 2003

LINTHICUM, MD - Led by a diverse mix of analysts in information technology, the airlines, and public health, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) holds an annual meeting in Atlanta from Sunday, October 19 to Wednesday, October 22 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza.

Operations researchers use mathematical and scientific methods to improve decision-making, management, and operations in a host of fields. Following are highlights of the meeting for the media --

Stopping Bio-Terror
Delta Air Lines: Speeding Departure Time
Teaching Atlanta Kids to Love Math
Diagnosis: Mismanagement
Better Retirement Planning
Math and SportsThe INFORMS annual meeting includes sessions on topics applied to numerous fields, including airlines, health care, the military, information technology, energy, transportation, marketing, and e-commerce. More than 2,000 papers are scheduled to be delivered. The General Chair of the convention is Prof. Donna Llewelyn, Georgia Institute of Technology. Additional information about the conference is at http://www.informs.org/Conf/Atlanta2003 and http://www.informs.org/Press.
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The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) is an international scientific society with 10,000 members, including Nobel Prize laureates, dedicated to applying scientific methods to help improve decision-making, management, and operations. Members of INFORMS work in business, government, and academia. They are represented in fields as diverse as airlines, health care, law enforcement, the military, the stock market, and telecommunications. The INFORMS website is at http://www.informs.org.

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

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