IFORS Global Webinar Sept 30 202

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 second IFORS Global Webinar. Below is the relevant part of her email.

“The second Global Webinar is organized by APORS and will take place on September 30th at 1:00 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__Kaf1H9VSjqFjmomCZunpw

Ngā mihi, Mike

Two Funded Reviews of AI Initiatives

Kia ora koutou,

I hope you are well under Level 2. Fingers crossed the situation improves and these restrictions will be relaxed again soon!

I’ve recently become involved with the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI). The work has been progressing quite fast and two projects are now up for tender. I wanted to forward details as I thought they may be of interest:

1) Responsible AI Working Group: there is a request for proposals by September 20th. Please find the Terms of Reference here and further details on the Working Group in the Co-Chairs blog post.

2) AI and Pandemic Response Subgroup: there is a request for proposals by September 29th. Please find the Terms of Reference here and further details in the Co-Chairs blog post.

If you have any further questions, please contact jacques.rajotte@gmail.com or maroussia.levesque@gmail.com at the newly created International Centre of Expertise in Montréal for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (ICEMAI).

Ngā mihi nui, Mike

INFORMS Student Chapter at University of Auckland

Kia ora koutou,

Please see the announcement below about a student chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) at the University of Auckland.

Ngā mihi, Mike (President)

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased and excited to announce that we are establishing a new student chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) at the University of Auckland. The main purposes of this student chapter is to encourage interest and provide a means of communication (formal and informal) among people interested in the field of Operations Research (OR), the Management Sciences (MS), Decision Sciences (DS) and Analytics.

I would like to invite all the students, academics, and non-academics (including INFORMS members and non-members) to join the University of Auckland Student Chapter so we would be able to grow as a community within the fields of OR/OM, MS, DS. Please fill the following form if you are interested in being a member:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdD-z5AxM2e7A2wKAaTxm0YsS9-WaOoknTVHIANxGR9gGaIsw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

Please help us spread the announcement by forwarding this message and telling your friends, colleagues, students, and professors about the student chapter.

Warm regards,

//Abtin Ijadi Maghsoodi.

/Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, Faculty of Business, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

Email: Abtin.ijadi-maghsoodi@auckland.ac.nz

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