University of Pittsburgh
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

INFORMS Student Chapter at the University of Pittsburgh

Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh local student chapter for the Institute of Operations Research and Management Sciences, the leading professional society for Operations Research. You can also find us on our INFORMS community page. If you would like to receive invitations to our upcoming workshops and activities please contact us via email or join our Facebook group.

Current Projects

Please visit our INFORMS community page for an updated list of our current projects.

Past Projects

Seminar: A Time-based Approach to Modeling Inventory Problems

Thursday April 8th, 2010, 1175 Benedum Hall, 3:30pm.

The INFORMS Student Chapter will be hosting a joint seminar featuring Kaan Katircioglu, Ph.D., a leading researcher and a consultant in the area of supply chain management, inventory optimization and e-business models at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.

Abstract: We will introduce a time-based approach to modeling and solving a class of inventory problems. This approach does continuous review of inventory and updates the system status continuously. It also enables us to calculate best times to place orders to service the incoming demand units. We will present new optimal policies for some problems obtained by using this approach. We will conclude with comments on the potential opportunities for using this approach.

SAS Workshop

The SAS System is an integrated analytics software suite from the SAS Institute, used in diverse industries for data management, statistical analysis, forecasting and operations management. The Pitt INFORMS Student Chapter will be hosting a technical workshop covering SAS Base System programming, DATA step processing and the SAS/OR software.

Workshop dates and registration information will be posted as it becomes available.

2011–2012 Officers

PresidentGabriel L. Zenarosa
Vice PresidentGuvenc Degirmenci
SecretaryErhun Ozkan
TreasurerSercan Yildiz
Undergraduate RepresentativeLin Wu
Faculty AdvisorJayant Rajgopal
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