Welcome to INFORMS conference: don’t forget to visit TutORials
INFORMS conference is huge, and lots of sessions are competing for your time. However, if you are a doctoral student or a junior faculty member (or even a senior faculty member looking to upgrade tool set) I highly recommend attending one or more of the TutORials sessions, the schedule can be found here. TutORials are delivered by true experts on the topic and they allow you to digest an important new development in our field relatively quickly. TutORials are also published as book chapters, and they are already available online here. If you are teaching a PhD class, these chapters are a gold mine! The theme of TutORials this year is “Operations Research and Management Science in the Age of Analytics”. Don’t miss exciting sessions on deep learning, machine learning, structural econometrics and more… (full disclosure – I am TutORials chair this year).