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How the Chicago Marathon Will Keep Track of 1.7 Million People

By Michele Gorman On 10/5/16 at 10:10 AM

As more than 40,000 runners prepare this year to toe the line at the Chicago Marathon on October 9, Northwestern University engineering professor Karen Smilowitz and her team of students are set to monitor the event with a data-visualization system that will display a detailed breakdown of the race as it unfolds. Learn more Here

Professor Sanjay Mehrotra Selected INFORMS Fellow

IEMS Professor Sanjay Mehrotra has been selected as an INFORMS Fellow, Class of 2016. "INFORMS Fellow are examples of outstanding lifetime achievement in operations research and the management sciences. They have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments and made significant contributions to the advancement of OR/MS over a period of time." Professor Mehrotra will be honored at the upcoming INFORMS Annual Meeting award ceremony in Nashville.
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Professor Sanjay Mehrotra to lead ground breaking panel at INFORMS annual conference in Nashville

Professor Sanjay Mehrotra will lead a panel of doctors at the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) National Conference in Nashville on November 13, 2016 at 1:30pm. The panel is entitled “Challenges and Lessons Learned from Influencing Policy Change in Organ Transplant.” Learn more HERE

Ilya Mikhelson named winner of 2016 Cole-Higgins Awards

Mikhelson, who specializes in signal and image processing, machine learning, and circuit and system design, was lauded for his approachableness, enthusiasm, and dedication to students.
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Engineers Assist Bank of America Chicago Marathon with Technology

Thousands of participants in this Sunday’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon will run the race as marathon organizers, with key assistance from a Northwestern University and Chicago Marathon research team, will utilize big data — both historic and real-time — to supply a comprehensive picture of the race as it unfolds.
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Center Events

CEH Seminar Series: Prioritizing Hepatitis C Treatment Decisions in U.S. Prisons

Turgay Ayer, an assistant professor at Georgia Tech, will be speaking at the CEH Seminar Series on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 12:30-1:30 pm in Tech M228
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CEH Seminar Series: Online Decision-Making with High-Dimensional Covariates

Mohsen Bayati, an associate professor at Stanford University, spoke at the CEH Seminar Series on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 12:30-1:30pm in Tech M228
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