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About the Operations Research Division

Members apply mathematics and sophisticated computer programs to solve engineering problems. Some members work in areas such as forecasting, statistical analysis and simulation. Operations Research News, an email newsletter sent periodically to all members, includes articles on simulation developments and applications and statistical process control as well as other points of interest.

Operations Research Division mission

The mission of the division shall be to support its members by fostering networks, offering programs and maintaining resources that represent their core competencies and/or areas of specialized practice.

Operations Research Division goals

These five goals are essential to addressing IISE's mission:

  1. Develop, maintain and disseminate a body of technical knowledge.
  2. Provide a forum for technical networking.
  3. Be perceived as the voice of the technical specialty.
  4. Collaborate with IISE to support the mission of the Institute, provide member value and promote the discipline.
  5. Work with the NLC to establish a set of metrics that track society and division activities.

Operations Research Division Board 2015-2016

Mary Kurz
Associate Professor
Clemson University
Dept. of Industrial Engineering
Clemson, S.C.

Immediate Past President
Maria Mayorga
Associate Professor
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, N.C.

Sandra D. Ekisioglu
Associate Professor
Clemson University
Clemson, S.C.

Directors 2014-2016
Lihui Bai
Assistant Professor
University of Louisville
Louisville, Ky.

Nipa Phojanamongkolkij
Operations Research Analyst
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton, Va.

Directors 2015- 2017
Ruben A. Proaño
Assistant Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, N.Y.

Chase Rainwater
Assistant Professor
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Ark.

To view the Division bylaws, click here.

Division Newsletters Archive

Spring 2015 

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