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INFORMS highlights research by IE faculty and alumna

PITTSBURGH (December 29, 2017) ...Two faculty and an alumna of the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh closed out the year with features in "INFORMS ICYMI," the newsletter of INFORMS, The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.

Alumna Natalie M. Scala, MSIE '07, PhD '11 was featured in the newsletter's Author Spotlight for a November 2017 article, "Motivation and Analytics: Comparing Business and Engineering Students," in INFORMS Transactions on Education. Karen M. Bursic, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director of Industrial Engineering at Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering, is a co-author. Dr. Scala is Assistant Professor of e-Business and Technology Management at Towson University.

Also featured as an ICYMI "Editors' Pick" was a paper co-authored by Daniel Jiang, Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering. "Risk-Averse Approximate Dynamic Programming with Quantile-Based Risk Measures," published in Mathematics of Operations Research, was highlighted by journal editor J. G. “Jim” Dai, Cornell University School of Operations Research and Information Engineering.

INFORMS is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to and promoting best practices and advances in operations research, management science, and analytics to improve operational processes, decision-making, and outcomes. As an international professional society, INFORMS connects members from nearly 90 countries and from all types of organizations including academia, business, government, the military, and others, who will be driving the next generation of the profession.