IFORS Global Webinar July 29 2020

Kia ora koutou,

I hope you and your whanau are staying well.

The IFORS president, Grazia Speranza, has asked me to let you know about the first IFORS Global Webinar. Below is the relevant part of her email followed by a summary of the first webinar.

Also, I have been asked if I can provide 1 speaker to join 2 confirmed speakers for the APORS webinar scheduled for September 30. I was told that “The title is preferred to be related to COVID-19 but can be any aspects of Operations Research.” Please let me know if you are interested. The Council will select 1 person to put forward if there are multiple interested parties.

Ngā mihi, Mike

“IFORS has launched a Global Webinar Series in 2020. Speakers from each of the four IFORS regions will provide our worldwide community with updates on exciting new challenges, methodologies and solution approaches that impact their region and the world. Regional representatives on the Administrative Committee of IFORS will select speakers and host the webinar. The webinars will have different formats. The overall aim of this webinar series is to strengthen research activities and foster potential collaboration by encouraging the exchange of ideas and the sharing of our successes and challenges.

The first Global Webinar is organized by ALIO and will take place on July 29th at 2:00 p.m. GMT. Anyone interested can find information about the webinar on the IFORS website https://www.ifors.org/
or register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q86SD-tTShSrxgPmjR26gQ

O.R. in Latin America: From Theory to Practice

Invited Speakers

  1. Title: Parametric relaxation for the quadratic knapsack problem

Marcia Fampa

COPPE – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

  1. Title: Level of traffic stress in Bogotá: towards a friendlier city for cyclists”

Andrés L. Medaglia

Centro para la Optimización y Probabilidad Aplicada (COPA), Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

  1. Title: A case study on the potential impact of a kidney exchange program in Mexico

Roger Rios

Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon – UANL, Mexico