Dr. Tamás Terlaky, a professor of industrial and systems engineering at Lehigh University, has been elected vice president of meetings of INFORMS, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.

In his two-year appointment to the INFORMS board of directors, Terlaky, who is the George N. and Soteria Kledaras '87 Endowed Chair professor at the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, will oversee and enrich INFORM’s portfolio of conferences and workshops aimed at expanding professional skills and increasing societal impact.

“I am honored to serve the INFORMS community at this exciting time, with the analytics movement, the exploding world of Big Data, and the ever-growing need for data-driven decisions and scientifically well-founded decision-making,” says Terlaky. “Meetings are such an important venue for education and idea generation and they are often where the seeds of collaboration are planted.”

INFORMS is the premier association for professionals in operations research and analytics, with more than 12,500 members across the globe. The institute promotes best practices, publicizes advances, and provides opportunities for networking and professional development. Its annual meeting, held each fall, is the world's largest operations research and analytics conference.

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