INFORMS Student Chapter at Lehigh ISE regularly invites a distinguished speaker, usually one per semester. It is a great opportunity for all ISE Ph.D. students to meet and talk to the distinguished speaker.

Upcoming INFORMS Chapter Distinguished Speaker

2020 Fall Semester

Due to Covid-19, there will be no distinguished speakers for the 2020 fall semester. We haven’t decided whether there will be any distinguished speakers in the 2021 spring semester. Please stay tuned for further updates!

Past Distinguished Speakers

Fall 2019
Time: 4:30-5:30 PM, Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Speaker: Robert Vanderbei, Princeton University
Title: The Parametric Self-Dual Simplex Method — A Modern Perspective
Spring 2019
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM, Tuesday, April 02, 2018
Speaker: Stefan Wild, Argonne National Laboratory
Title: Exploiting Structure in Derivative-Free Nonlinear Optimization to Advance Science and Engineering
Fall 2018
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM, Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Speaker: Gerard Cornuejols, Carnegie Mellon University
Title: Packing and Covering
Spring 2018
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM, Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Speaker: James Renegar, Cornell University
Title: A Simple Nearly-Optimal Restart Scheme for Speeding-Up First Order Methods
Fall 2017
Time: 4:00-5:00 PM, Thursday, October 5, 2017
Speaker: Nick Trefethen, University of Oxford