Events - November 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 — 3:30 PM EST

Pallets are the most common form of packaging in the retail industry. Their building involves the solution of a three-dimensional packing problem with side practical constraints such as item support and pallet stability, leading to what is known as the mixed-case palletization problem. Motivated by the fact that solving industry-size instances is still very challenging for current methods, we propose a new solution methodology that combines data analysis at the instance level and optimization to build pallets.

Monday, November 20, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

In creating a new partnership (“syndicate”), what division of uncertain future profit should the parties select? We consider partnerships with no substantial initial investment and no moral hazard. Parties may differ in risk attitudes and beliefs. The common approach is bargaining. We take a different approach: One party proposes to the other a contract, similarly to the principal-agent approach.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Developing trust with my clients and co-workers has been central to my career success since completing my MASc degree. I claim that automating my analytics contributed a surprising amount to developing trust in my work by making it repeatable, audit-able and alterable. In this talk, I’ll speak about those three features of automated analytics and their link to trust in the context of project examples, both successes and failures.

Monday, November 13, 2017 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Graduate Studies Administrator, Kimberly Dunne, and CECA Manager, Phil Bezaire, will be presenting details and answering questions on the process and how the co-op program works in graduate studies in Management Sciences.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 — 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

Take advantage of this on-campus opportunity to learn, network and foster research partnerships with technology innovators, leading researchers, government experts and entrepreneurs. Panel presentations will explore the implications of disruptive emerging technologies within the existing energy distribution network and the role of adaptive new policies and regulations. Delve into alternative approaches to financing small to medium size enterprises (SMEs) and consider what determines success or failure in a new business model.

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