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ISyE Seminar Series

The seminar series is part of the course IE 8773/8774. Seminars are held Wednesdays at 3:30 PM in Room 4125A & B, ME Building. Refreshments will be available in the seminar room at 3:15 PM. The schedule of speakers follows.

Date Speaker

September 9

Dan Adelman
University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

Title: Dynamic Electricity Pricing for Smart Homes (pdf)

September 16

Ward Whitt
Columbia University

Title: Fitting Queueing Models to Service System Data: What Arrival Process Model is Appropriate (pdf)

September 30

Alper Atamturk
University of California Berkeley

Title: Conic Integer Optimization (pdf)

October 14

Cole Smith
Clemson University

Title: Dynamic Network Interdiction: Bounds and Optimal Algorithms (pdf)

October 28

Jorge Nocedal
Northwestern University

Title: Nonlinear Optimization Methods for Machine Learning (pdf)

November 11

David Simchi-Levi

Title:"Applying Machine Learning in Online Revenue Management" (pdf)

November 18

Amarjit Budhiraja
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Title: "Asymptotically Optimal Control for a Stochastic Network using Solution of a Free Boundary Problem" (pdf)

December 2

Adam Mersereau
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Title: "Optimal Merchandise Testing with Limited Inventory" (pdf)


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Dr. Kevin Leder has been awarded the NSF CAREER Award: Rare Events in Cancer Evolution with a grant in the amount of $500,000. Read More...

A paper by ISyE doctoral student Xiang Li was a finalist for the 2016 POMS-HK Best Student Paper Award. Read More...

Professor Saif Benjaafar was a keynote speaker at the Big Data and Connected Business Conference held in Taipei, Taiwan. Read More...

Dr. Shuzhong Zhang's paper "Semidefinite Relaxation of Quadratic Optimization Problems" was awarded the 2015 SPS Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award. Congratulations!

ISyE professors William L. Cooper and Zizhuo Wang have been awarded an NSF grant of $269,000 for the project "Revenue Management with Network Effects." The project will run from August 2015 to August 2018. Read More...

Dr. Shuzhong Zhang has been awarded a $299,999 grant from The National Science Foundation for his project "Gradient Methods for Solving Big Data (Tensor) Optimization Problems". Read More...

Dr. Zizhuo Wang's paper "Pricing Personalized Bundles: A New Approach and An Empirical Study" was a finalist in this year's INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Practice Award. Congratulations!

"My undergraduate degree was in math and computer science, and I have a master's degree in computer science," DJ O'Neil said... Read More...