Category Review

YinzOR - A Journey for CMU INFORMS Student Chapter

YinzOR is a single-track conference that brings together students studying operations research and related fields to facilitate interaction and collaboration with peers. YinzOR came into existence in 2017, when [Aleksandr...

2016 Review of our Chapter

A lot of great things happened in 2016 at CMU INFORMS. Since we already compiled all of that for the annual report to INFORMS, we are sharing it publicly in...

Spring 2016 Review of our Chapter

A great deal has happened since 2015 at CMU INFORMS. The chapter debuted on big events, became widely known by the MBA student body, and got further faculty support.

2015 Review of our Chapter

Our annual report to INFORMS was due yesterday. What a year! After compiling everything we did, it would be a waste not to share it more publicly. Except for the...

Category Learning

Monday Discussion Dinners

Our main tradition, the Monday Discussion Dinners (MDD) begun in 2015 thanks to [Tarek Elgindy]. Tarek felt that students were often unaware of each other’s work and led the first...

Category Events

Monday Discussion Dinners

Our main tradition, the Monday Discussion Dinners (MDD) begun in 2015 thanks to [Tarek Elgindy]. Tarek felt that students were often unaware of each other’s work and led the first...

Category Seminar

Industry Panel

The CMU INFORMS Chapter hosted three alumni currently working with the Amazon Modeling and Optimization (MOP) Group. Dr. Amitabh Sinha was a tenured professor of Operations at Michigan Ross and...

David Shmoys: Algorithmic Tools for Congressional Districting

The American winner-take-all congressional district system empowers politicians to engineer electoral outcomes by manipulating district boundaries. To date, computational solutions mostly focus on drawing unbiased maps by ignoring political and...

Podcast: Optimizing You Episode 4

Dr. Nock is an Assistant Professor of Engineering & Public Policy and Civil & Environmental Engineering at CMU. She received her PhD in IEOR in 2019 from UMass Amherst, and...

Podcast: Optimizing You Episode 3

Chris Villi has worked at FedEx Ground over the past 21 years. Chris currently holds the role of Operations Research Principal - providing technical leadership surrounding coordination of OR efforts,...

Ice Skating!

The CMU INFORMS Chapter met up with the University of Pittsburgh INFORMS Chapter to go Ice Skating at the PPG Ice Skating Rink in downtown Pittsburgh. We went around the...

Podcast: Optimizing You Episode 2

The CMU INFORMS chapter podcast Optimizing You has published its second episode that can be found on Spotify. On this episode, PhD student Anthony Karahalios interviews Dr. Andrew Li. We...

Podcast: Optimizing You

The CMU INFORMS chapter has started a podcast called Optimizing You that can be found on Spotify. On the podcast, PhD student Anthony Karahalios interviews professors and professionals about Operations...

INFORMS 2021 Practice Talks

INFORMS Practice Session with Pittsburgh Professionals The 2021 INFORMS annual conference approaches, and many students from CMU will be attending to present their work! In collaboration with the Pittsburgh INFORMS...

YinzOR2021

The 2021 YinzOR Student Conference, the 4th YinzOR Conference, was hosted virtually on August 28th by co-chairs Mik Zlatin and Tom Krumpolc. The conference provided an opportunity for students whose...

Women in Academia Panel and Discussion

The Women in Academia panel and discussion took place on the evening of December 11th, 2020. We were honored to have four female scholars with diverse backgrounds as the panelists:...

PhD Entrepreneurs Panel Discussion

On the evening of February 5, 2020, we were pleased to invite three PhD entrepreneurs for a panel discussion to share their journey from PhD to entrepreneurship. The panel had...

Academic Speaker Series - Kris Ferreira

The CMU INFORMS Student Chapter, jointly with Tepper OM Group, hosted Prof. [Kris Ferreira], Assistant Professor at Harvard Business School on Nov 8 2019. In her research, Prof. Ferreira draws...

Kermit Threatte - Wayfair OR Presentation

The CMU INFORMS Student Chapter hosted Kermit Threatte, Operations Research Director of Wayfair, to give a presentation on how Wayfair practices OR in warehousing, inventory management and transportation. We invited...

Industry Leaders in Analytics - David Bergman

As a part of the Industry Leaders in Analytics seminar series, the CMU INFORMS Student Chapter had the honor of hosting [David Bergman]. David received his PhD from the ACO...

SmartOps: Foundation to Acquisition

The “speaker series” is one of our oldest, yet most well-received event series. Martin Barkman, the Vice President in SAP’s Extended Supply Chain Management Organization, was our second invited speaker...

Women in Academia

In October 2017, during the vist of Prof. [Margaret Brandeau], we had an informal tea gathering to discuss the obstacles / inequalities that a woman might face in her academic...

Industry Leaders in Analytics

CMU INFORMS partners with other student organizations, such as the Tepper MBA Consulting Club and the Tepper MBA Data Analytics Club to bring in industry leaders in operations research and...

Academic Seminars

Academic Seminars & Review Sessions We have hosted academic talks thanks to the sponsorship of the Tepper School of Business and the INFORMS Speakers Program, most recently including:

Category Awards

INFORMS 2019 Awards

CMU INFORMS won the Magna cum Laude award in the INFORMS Student Chapter Annual Award ceremony at the 2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. This is the forth year...

INFORMS 2016 Awards

CMU INFORMS won its first Student Chapter Annual Award at the 2016 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN. Along with the student chapter from Northwestern University, CMU INFORMS achieved the...

Category Social

INFORMS Movie Night: The French Dispatch

INFORMS Movie Night: The French Dispatch At a mid-semester time, the treasurer of the chapter, Neha., organized a special event ‘Movie Night!’ in the evening of November 8, to help...

INFORMS 2021 Practice Talks

INFORMS Practice Session with Pittsburgh Professionals The 2021 INFORMS annual conference approaches, and many students from CMU will be attending to present their work! In collaboration with the Pittsburgh INFORMS...

INFORMS Game Night and Social Gathering

In the evening of October 17, the chapter president, [Mik][Mik Zlatin], hosted chapter members and their guests for a social gathering. Nearly 20 people attended the event. We enjoyed fun...

Women in Academia Panel and Discussion

The Women in Academia panel and discussion took place on the evening of December 11th, 2020. We were honored to have four female scholars with diverse backgrounds as the panelists:...

INFORMS 2020 Award

Our chapter won the 2019 Student Chapter Annual Award at the Magna cum laude level. The award was given out based on chapter communications, special events & initiatives, community service,...

Virtual Game Night Returns: Electric Boogaloo

Due to popular demand, INFORMS virtual game night returns! On insert date, the INFORMS students met up once again on Zoom room to take a break from research and play...

Virtual Game Night: Codename

It goes without saying that 2020 brought with it a whole new deal of challenges that changed our routines and expectations. Fortunately, through quick action and ingenuity, the essential parts...

Ice-Skating with Pitt INFORMS vol. 2

On its way to become a tradition, CMU and University of Pittsburgh INFORMS Student Chapters went for ice-skating to MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place in downtown Pittsburgh. It...

Happy Hour with Pitt INFORMS at Games'N At

We continue to be creative with our happy hours with University of Pittsburgh Student Chapter and this time both chapters gathered at Games’N At arcade gaming center in South Side...

INFORMS Annual Picnic 2019

Following our tradition, we organized our annual picnic to farewell our graduating senior officers, spend some good time before the summer break as a student chapter, and announce the results...

INFORMS Movie Nights

Even though academia is the main intermediary that put this chapter together, what we have in common is far beyond the papers of journals. We strongly believe that moving image...

Industry Leaders in Analytics - David Bergman

As a part of the Industry Leaders in Analytics seminar series, the CMU INFORMS Student Chapter had the honor of hosting [David Bergman]. David received his PhD from the ACO...

Ice-Skating with Pitt INFORMS

We made a fun change in our happy hours with University of Pittsburgh INFORMS Student Chapter this semester and went for ice-skating to MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place...

INFORMS Annual Picnic 2018

At the end of each academic year, we organize our annual picnic to farewell our graduating senior officers, spend some good time before the summer break as a student chapter,...

Women in Academia

In October 2017, during the vist of Prof. [Margaret Brandeau], we had an informal tea gathering to discuss the obstacles / inequalities that a woman might face in her academic...

Category YinzOR

YinzOR 2019

The INFORMS Student Chapter at Carnegie Mellon University hosted YinzOR 2019 on August 23-24 at Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University. This year’s conference attracted many sponsors which enabled...

YinzOR 2018

The INFORMS Student Chapter at Carnegie Mellon University hosted on August 24-25 at Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University. The conference, sponsored by and , consisted of three featured...

YinzOR 2017

The INFORMS student chapter at Carnegie Mellon held the first YinzOR Student Conference on August 26th to 27th. The name of the conference combines the acronym for Operations Research with...

Category General

Introducing CMU INFORMS logo

We introduce the logo for the CMU INFORMS Student Chapter. The logo is designed by our alumnus, [Christian Tjandraatmadja]. The principal component of the logo is the CMU Tartan square....