February 1996 € Volume 23 € No. 1

Nominations Sought for 1996 Doctoral Colloquium

INFORMS will hold the 1996 Doctoral Colloquium Nov. 1-3 in Atlanta during the weekend immediately preceding the INFORMS National Meeting. All Ph.D.-granting programs in operations research and management science are invited to nominate students for participation.

The primary objective of the colloquium is to promote interaction between doctoral students and professionals in operations research and management science. Approximately 10 professional participants will make presentations and lead discussions on issues and technical areas related to academic and industrial careers in operations research and management science.

To be eligible for nomination, a student:
  • should have completed basic coursework and initiated research;
  • should be within two years, but not less than six months, from completing all degree requirements;
  • must have excellent potential for contributing to operations research and/or management science;
  • must have good communication skills;
  • must be a member of INFORMS or have applied for membership at the time of the nomination; and
  • must never have attended the Doctoral Colloquium before.
A complete nomination by the department must include:
  • the student's transcript at the nominating institution;
  • a letter of recommendation from the department chair;
  • a one-page statement of purpose from the student including description of student's research and career interests, and the dissertation topic;
  • the U.S. Mail and, if available, E-mail addresses and phone number of the student.
Nominating departments are expected to pay for travel expenses and hotel accommodations. We are doing a test this year and not limiting the number of nominations from any department (but we are not promising that all applicants will be accepted -- they will be judged by their nomination packages). Any school that has more than one student attend will be asked to contribute $100 for each additional student towards the cost of the program. INFORMS will pay for all administrative and meal costs associated with the colloquium and arrange hotel accommodations for Friday and Saturday nights.

Departments interested in nominating students are invited to contact the 1996 Colloquium chair, Dr. Donna C. Llewellyn at Georgia Tech; E-Mail: donna.llewellyn@isye.gatech.edu; Phone: (404) 894-2340; Fax: (404) 894-2301.

Complete nomination packages must be submitted before Sept. 1, 1996, to: Dr. Donna C. Llewellyn, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0205.

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