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2023 INFORMS Annual Meeting

October 15-18, 2023
Phoenix, Arizona

2023 INFORMS Annual Meeting General Co-chairs

University of Nebraska-Lincoln INFORMS Member since 1992

Esma Gel

University of Nebraska-Lincoln INFORMS Member since 1992
Northwestern University INFORMS Member since 1985

Sanjay Mehrotra

Northwestern University INFORMS Member since 1985

According to legend, Phoenix was named when, upon finding ancient Native American ruins on the site, one of its founders predicted a new city would rise from the ashes of the old. Today, Phoenix is certainly soaring, as one of the largest and sunniest cities in the U.S. Located in the Sonoran Desert, one of the wettest and greenest deserts in the U.S., and nestled among several mountain ranges, Phoenix provides a wonderful setting for outdoor adventure, including hiking, biking and horseback riding, or golf at one of its more than 200 golf courses; unique dining and shopping experiences; and, a chance to explore ancient Native American culture. With a foundation nestled deep in the past, Phoenix is also looking ahead to an exciting future, with major industries including high-tech manufacturing and green construction, and a dogged determination to become carbon neutral and relying 100% on clean energy by 2050. Phoenix is also home to the headquarters of four Fortune 500 companies.

On October 15-18, 2023, we invite you to join us at the Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix for the one of a kind opportunity to connect with the INFORMS community, including more than 5,500 members, students, academic and industry experts, as well as network with prospective employers and employees. We look forward to seeing you in 2023!

2023 Organizing Committee

Keynote/Plenary Committee

Dorit Hochbaum
University of California-Berkeley

Radhika Kulkarni
SAS Institute

Barry Nelson
Northwestern University

Sponsored Sessions

Elif Akcali
University of Florida

Xiuli Chao
University of Michigan

Benjamin Leibowicz
University of Texas-Austin

Contributed Sessions

Quishi Chen
Pennsylvania State University

Harsha Gangammanavar
Southern Methodist University

Erkut Sonmez
University of Nebraska Lincoln

Committee’s Choice

Samuel Burer
University of Iowa

Ming Hu
University of Toronto

Larry Snyder
Lehigh University

Practice Sessions

Vikram Kilambi
RAND Corporation

Poster Sessions

Hrayer Aprahamian
Texas A&M University

Bjorn Berg
University of Minnesota

Adolfo Escobedo
Arizona State University


Hari Balasubramanian
University of Massachusetts

Ebru Bish
University of Alabama

Social Arrangements

Ashif Iquebal
Arizona State University

Afrooz Jalilzadeh
University of Arizona

Yimin Wang
Arizona State University

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