Let’s see how far we’ve come: Looking back at 2023 with our INFORMS President

As 2023 draws to a close, it’s a great time to reflect on the past year with our 2023 INFORMS President Laura Albert, professor and department chair of industrial & systems engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

INFORMS is a great organization because of its members, and it’s really been an honor to serve our members and also be able to witness some of the amazing things that they do from a different angle. The stewardship and generosity of our members not only makes INFORMS better, but it really makes the entire O.R. ecosystem better. Our members are amazing and if you’re listening to this, thank you!

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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