May 16, 2007

COE Participates in CORS National Meeting (London, Ontario)

The COE participated in the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) 2007 National Meeting on May 13th to16th in London, ON, at the University of Western Ontario (UWO). The conference featured four plenary talks, and numerous presentations in eight simultaneous tracks.

COE Director, Derek Atkins, participated in a panel discussion on “Operations Research in Canadian Universities” which focused on the teaching of operations research. COE Project Advisor, Neda Salehirad, presented the COE industry project “Analysis of Drive-through Food Service Operations using a Simulation Model” which was well received by the audience.

Fredrik Odegaard, past COE project advisor and current Sauder School of Business PhD student, won the title of best Student Paper Award for his paper “Optimal Release of Inventory Using Online Auctions: The Two Item Case” in the CORS Student Paper Competition – open category. Congratulations to you, Fredrik!

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