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Big M: good in practice, bad in theory, and ugly numerically!

If you have seen or modeled enough optimization problems, you probably came across or felt the need for some big Ms: very large coefficients used as a proxy for infinity. Most often, a big M is used along with a … Continue reading

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Summer 2017 schools on algorithms, combinatorics, learning, optimization, and other relevant #orms topics

While some summer schools have not been officially announced yet, many are very close to their deadlines already. Repeating what I did for Summer 2016 and Winter 2017, I will keep this post as an updated list of schools and … Continue reading

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The State of CMU INFORMS in 2016

(Originally posted at the CMU INFORMS website). 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 the hope that … Continue reading

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11 types of tweets for #ics2017

With the 2017 INFORMS Computing Society Conference in Austin around the corner, I was looking for useful way to make a binary joke and decided to write about tweeting. For a long time I used Twitter as I would use … Continue reading

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Realize what you have lost; come back the next year!

(Originally posted in the 2016 INFORMS blog). INFORMS meetings: you are not doing it right if you don’t realize that there was something cool that you missed by the end of the conference. Perhaps that does not hold for fellows, … Continue reading

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INFORMS on day -1: Teaching Effectiveness Colloquium

(Originally posted in the 2016 INFORMS blog). A lot happens before the conference officially starts. Among those things, there is the combined colloquia, which are currently 3: for doctoral students, for young faculty, and on teaching effectiveness. I had such … Continue reading

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Winter 2017 schools on algorithms, optimization, scheduling, and other relevant #orms topics

There is not so much going on this Winter as in the past Summer, but there is still some cool stuff coming up. From doing a similar list of Summer 2016 schools and getting some feedback on things that I … Continue reading

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