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U-M INFORMS Student Chapter and Wesley J. Marrero awarded at INFORMS Annual Meeting

At the recent INFORMS Annual Meeting, the U-M INFORMS student chapter and U-M IOE PhD student, Wesley J. Marrero, were recognized for their work in operations research and the management sciences.| Short Read

INFORMS at U-M wins the 2020 INFORMS Student Chapter Annual Award

The INFORMS Student Chapter at U-M won the 2020 INFORMS Student Chapter Annual Award at the summa cum laude level. This award is presented to exceptional student chapters each year to recognize their achievements and to motivate them to perform well. INFORMS at U-M has received the Student Chapter Annual Award each year since 2013.

“I’m so excited to hear our chapter earned this recognition for a second year,” said Anna White, U-M Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) PhD student and president of the INFORMS Student Chapter at U-M. “We all put a lot of effort into making fun and helpful events for our chapter members, so it’s great to see everyone’s work recognized at the conference among other chapters.”

 “I'm so excited to hear our chapter earned this recognition for a second year. We all put a lot of effort into making fun and helpful events for our chapter members, so it's great to see everyone's work recognized at the conference among other chapters.”Anna White, PhD Student, U-M Industrial & Operations Engineering

This is the second consecutive year that the student chapter has been recognized with this award.

Wesley J. Marrero receives the Judith Liebman award

U-M IOE PhD student Wesley J. Marrero has received the Judith Liebman Award (2020) from INFORMS. The purpose of this award is to recognize volunteers who have made outstanding and sustained contributions to their student chapters.

“I am truly honored to receive this award. It is my hope that the INFORMS at U-M Pro-Bono Initiative creates a bridge between INFORMS at U-M and the community for years to come,” he said.

“I am truly honored to receive this award. It is my hope that the INFORMS at U-M Pro-Bono Initiative creates a bridge between INFORMS at U-M and the community for years to come."

Wesley J. Marrero, PhD Student, U-M Industrial & Operations Engineering

The Pro Bono group of INFORMS at U-M is an initiative that aims to provide support in scheduling, resource allocation, continuous improvement, optimization, and decision analysis to organizations in communities that otherwise would not have the resources to afford it.

Marrero’s research interests lie at the intersection of operations research and statistics with an emphasis on stochastic simulation and optimization to support decision-making in practice. His current research addresses healthcare applications from a population and patient perspective.

Additional recognition within the U-M IOE community

U-M IOE undergraduate students Sadie Cox and Emmett Spring each received INFORMS undergraduate scholarship awards. The scholarship program aims to foster the professional pipeline of operations research, management science, and analytics researchers.

About INFORMS

INFORMS is an international organization dedicated to promoting the best practices and advances in operations research, management science and analytics to improve operational processes, decision-making and outcomes. Each year, INFORMS hosts an annual meeting that allows more than 6,000 INFORMS members, students, prospective employers and employees, and academic and industry experts to connect and to recognize outstanding research in the community.

Researchers
The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

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