INFORMS at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



FedEx Plant Tour

When: Friday April 22 at 2:30pm
Where: Meet in front of Transportation Building


Research Symposium/Poster Competition

When: Friday, April 15, 2016; 2pm to 5pm
Where: 303 Transportation Building

  • Joint event hosted by INFORMS and ISE department
  • Opportunity to get your research into limelight and win fabulous prizes
  • Prizes:
    • First Place: $150 Amazon Gift Card
    • Second Place: $100 Amazon Gift Card
    • Third Place: $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • Attendees stand a chance to win UOFI and ISE goodies (raffle draw)
  • ISE Grads get a seminar credit for attending this event


The Symposium held on 15th April 2016 was a grand success with a great turnout! Graduate students from ISE and other departments presented posters to showcase their research.

The judges for the competition were ISE faculty members, Prof. Ramavarapu S. Sreenivas, Prof. Niao He, Prof. Jugal Garg, Prof Richard Sowers and Prof. Henrique M. Reis.

The prize winners were:

  1. First Place: Megan McGovern, “Oxidative Damage Quantification of Aged and Rejuvenated Asphalt Concrete Pavements”
  2. Second Place: Arash Khatibi, “Generalized Sequential Assignment Problem”
  3. Third Place: Sagnik Das, “Outer-Approximation Algorithm for Multicommodity Network Design Problem with Congestion”

We hope to conduct such events in future!


Excel Workshops – Beginner and Advanced

Beginner: Wednesday, April 13 at 6 PM
Advanced: Friday, April 15 at 11 AM
Location: 316 Transportation Building
Sign up: Link

Excel is one of the most important tools utilized in the workplace! It was ranked the second most important skill  employers seek from students. (Article)

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April General Meeting

Date: Tuesday, April 12
Time: 5-6 PM
Location: 304 Transportation Building

Join us for our last general meeting of the semester. This is where you can meet the new Executive team!

April GM Recap

In case you missed our April GM yesterday, fret not. The slides can be accessed in the link below.

April GM slides

And say hello to the new INFORMS Executive Team for 2016-17!

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Caterpillar Tech Talk


Date: Thursday, December 3rd 
Time: 6 – 7PM
Location: 101 Transportation Building
Caterpillar’s Chris Ha will be coming to speak about his work on the information analytics team! Topics regarding optimization, and data analysis will be covered as well as the applied work his team manages! We’ll learn some of the operations and work done by such a large company and how they operate! CS Majors are highly encouraged to attend!

Sign-up here so we know how to cater to your needs! Feel free to show up even if you don’t sign up!

Happy Hour with INFORMS

Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 6PM-7:30PM
Location: Murphy’s Pub

Stop by and hang out with INFORMS Exec at Murphy’s! Appetizers on us! Grab a quick bit before heading out to dinner or start of the night with a brew. Either way, you can’t go wrong. 

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