The University of Michigan INFORMS Chapter Hosts the INFORMS Executive Director

WHERE: Virtual

WHEN: November 2, 2021 12:00 pm-1:30 pmADD TO CALENDAR

The University of Michigan INFORMS Chapter Hosts the INFORMS Executive Director

Title: Resoundingly Human

This seminar is open to all U-M students, faculty and staff, and will be held virtually on Zoom.

Abstract: INFORMS is the largest association for the decision and data sciences, representing more than 11,000 professionals and students from around the world who leverage and innovate the science and technology of decision making to save lives, save money, and solve problems. Dr. Gerstmann will discuss INFORMS’ vision and mission, and the many products, programs, and services that help INFORMS’s members learn, network, and grow as students and professionals.

Bio: Elena Gerstmann, PhD, FASAE, CAE, uses she/her/hers pronouns. She is the Executive Director of INFORMS. INFORMS is the largest association for decision and data sciences. It advances and promotes the science and technology of decision making to save lives, save money, and solve problems. Before joining INFORMS, Elena served as a Principal at Avenue M Group. She previously served on the senior executive team at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

She earned her doctorate in social psychology from Rutgers University. She is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community. She is a past board member of ASAE and is currently on the Board of Directors for CESSE.

STUDENTS, PLEASE NOTE: There will be a meeting with the speaker at 1:45–2:30 pm. Students are especially encouraged to attend that meeting at:

https://umich.zoom.us/j/93072879414
Meeting ID: 930 7287 9414
Passcode: 6558