Kia ora koutou,
Just an update on the process to select the ORSNZ Council for 2021. This occurred at the online ORSNZ AGM and all Council members were retained as no other members were interested in serving on Council with one exception:
- Sarah Marshall stepped down from the Communications role to be a Council member in 2019. In 2020, Tom Adams was elected to Council in the Communications role. Since we had a quorum at the AGM we were able to make this decision.
The regional contacts are:
Auckland – Paul Rouse
Wellington – Robyn Moore
Christchurch – Grant Read
Please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns about the ORSNZ Council for 2021.
Noho ora mai, Mike (ORSNZ President)
Kia ora koutou,
We have been invited to join this webinar. Please see the relevant parts of the invitation below.
Ngā mihi, Mike
“It is my pleasure to invite you all to the 5th IFORS global Webinar on Women in OR with a theme of Gender Diversity in the World: Initiatives and Issues in the O.R. Community, being held on June 29, 2021 at 9:00 AM Washington DC time. It is in the continuation of the IFORS global webinar series. Please find the invitation flyer attached herewith.
Take care and stay safe.
Sunity Shrestha Hada
Vice President-IFORS, representing APORS
Editor-in-Chief, IFORS Newsletter”
In collaboration with the CEIMIA, the GPAI’s AI and Pandemic Response Working Group is launching a Call for Proposal in connection with its project entitled “AI-powered immediate response to pandemics”. The consultancy is for updating and upgrading an existing living repository of AI initiatives to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic to be presented at the 2021 GPAI Summit in November. Please refer to the Call for Proposal linked down below for more information. Proposals must be submitted before Midnight AoE, JUNE 18, 2021.
Joint ORSNZ-TPM seminar at University of Canterbury
Time: Monday 14 June 12.30-1.30pm
Place: Jack Erskine 315, University of Canterbury
The modelling of complex systems has been critical in informing the Aotearoa New Zealand response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will continue to be important in our recovery. The Operations Research Society of New Zealand and Te Pūnaha Matatini invite you to join Dr Mike O’Sullivan (President, ORSNZ, and Incoming Deputy Director, TPM) for a seminar and discussion panel on complexity modelling. Mike will present some case studies of complex systems models that have been used to inform decisions during the pandemic, and concepts for models that can be used to help decision makers during the pandemic recovery and into the future. His 30-minute seminar will be followed by a discussion panel amongst complexity modellers from the Ōtautahi Christchurch area.
The room has a capacity of 33, so please RSVP to michael.osullivan AT auckland.ac.nz if you have an opportunity to do so.