FALL 2008 INFORMS Chapter Events

Seminar: Nov 28, 2008

Presented by:
Plant Manager and Manager Production Control & Logistics of INTEVA (auto parts manufacturer).

Business Meeting: Aug 9, 2008
Presented by:
INFORMS Student Officers


Academic Activities 
(Fall 2008)

November 22-25, 2008: DSI, Baltimore, MD

Faculty and graduate students presented their research at the 39th annual meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute. Among the student presenters were Nate Palmer, Rafay Ishfaq and Ben Neve. An alumni get together event was held with dinner and networking.

October 12-15, 2008: INFORMS, Washington, DC

The UA Operations Management program was represented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting by faculty and graduate students. Nate Palmer, Rafay Ishfaq, Ben Neve presented their research in the conference sessions. Two graduate students, Rafay Ishfaq & Ben Neve attended Future Academician Colloquium, while another graduate student, James Malm attended workshop on OR Practices in Africa.

SPRING 2008 INFORMS Chapter Events

Seminar: (April 16, 2008)

Presented by:
Keith Hasnson (MSOM students)


Academic Activities (Spring 2008)

May 9-12, 2008: POMS, La Jolla, California

The UA Operations Management program was represented at the 19th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) by faculty and graduate students. Rafay Ishfaq represented UA graduate students at the conference and presented his work on "Intermodal Logistics Network for Global Supply Chains".

April 18-19, 2008: INFORMS Southwest Regional Conference, College Station, Texas

James Malm and Rafay Ishfaq attended the INFORMS Southwest regional conference in College Station, TX. The travel of these students was funded through the INFORMS Travel Grant. Rafay Ishfaq presented his research on "Location-Allocation Problem in Intermodal Transportation Networks".

March 8, 2008: Graduate Student Research Conference, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

The graduate students of the Operations Management program were represented at the Graduate Student Research Conference. Two Ph.D. students presented at the conference. Nate Palmer presented his work on "Workforce Facility Location Problem" and Rafay Ishfaq presented "Design of Logistics Networks in the Era of Global Supply Chains".