Fisher to open INFORMS lecture series

Donald Fisher, director of the Human Performance Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, will present a talk titled "How a Philosopher Became a Psychologist Who Fell in Love with Operations Research" on Friday, Oct. 1 at noon in 128 Isenberg School of Management.

The lecture opens a new speaker series organized by the student chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). The series features seven faculty members from different departments discussing their research. Support for the series is provided by the Isenberg School of Management, the Department of Finance and Operations Management, and the John F. Smith Memorial Fund.

The student chapter of INFORMS includes undergraduates and graduate students from various schools and departments including the Isenberg School, College of Engineering, Resource Economics, and Mathematics and Statistics.

The group’s goals include encouraging interest in the field of operations research and the management sciences and exchanging information about educational programs, opportunities, methods and techniques in the field. The campus chapter of INFORMS Is advised by professor Anna Nagurney

The next meeting of the student chapter is on Friday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. in 112 Isenberg School. For further information, contact chapter president Tina Wakolbinger (wakolbinger@som.umass.edu).