Sen Talks “Big Data and Big Decisions” at 2016 INFORMS Conference

| December 1, 2016

The professor of Industrial Systems and Engineering delivers a plenary lecture at premier event of operations research and analytics

Suvrajeet Sen is a professor in the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and an INFORMS Fellow. Photo credit/Greer Burton

Suvrajeet Sen, an INFORMS Fellow and professor in the USC Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, delivered a plenary speech at the 2016 Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Annual Meeting held November 12-16, 2016 in Nashville, Tenn.  The speech, entitled  “Big Data and Big Decisions” was delivered with co-presenter Professor Gareth M. James of the USC Marshall School of Business. The INFORMS conference is a premier event for operations research and analytics and draws attendees from academia as well as representatives from industry and government.  Of the roughly 6,000 presentations, there were a total of three plenary lectures and nine keynote presentations.

In his speech, Sen highlighted a missing piece to the big data puzzle, volatility, and urged the audience to account for variance in data analysis. To read more highlights of Sen’s talk, please visit this blog.

Of the talk, Sen said, “[it] was a recognition that data and decisions go hand-in-hand for many important societal choices. Moreover, it is also a recognition of USC leadership in the technology which enables symbiosis between data and decisions.”

To read Sen’s and James’ abstract and speaker biographies, please visit the INFORMS 2016 site.

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