Exciting updates (and more to come!) from the 2023 INFORMS President

With 2023 well underway, it’s time to circle back and check in with the INFORMS president Laura Albert, professor and department chair of industrial & systems engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for an update on the latest and greatest at INFORMS.

I encourage our community to continue to tackle hard problems. We have such a great history of this in our community and I’ve always been impressed at how the O.R. community has never shied away from really hard problems in theory, computation or practice. I just returned from the analytics conference and was at the Edelman Gala, and that reinforces the fact that we solve hard problems and we make a real difference in the world.

Interviewed this episode:

Laura Albert

2023 INFORMS President

Laura Albert, Ph.D., is a Professor and the David Gustafson Department Chair of Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the 2023 President of INFORMS. Her research interests are in the field of operations research and analytics with application to homeland security, emergency response, and public sector problems. Professor Albert’s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of the Army, and Sandia National Laboratory. She has authored or co-authored more than 70 publications in archival journals and refereed proceedings. She has been awarded many honors for her research, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow Award, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Fellow Award, the INFORMS Impact Prize, a National Science Foundation CAREER award, a Department of the Army Young Investigator Award, and a Fulbright Award.

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