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<br /> SPECIAL REPORT – NSF & O.R.: funding, trends, new initiatives<br /> April 2012<br /> Volume 39 · Number 2<br /> S P E C I A L I N T E R N A T I O N A L I S S U E<br /> Global O.R.<br /> Perspective<br /> International insights on<br /> healthcare, education and the<br /> environment<br /> <br /> <br /> Departments<br /> 4 Inside Story<br /> 6 President's Desk<br /> 8 Issues in Education<br /> 10 O.R. in the News<br /> 12 PuzzlOR<br /> 14 Roundtable Profile<br /> 60 Literature Files<br /> 61 Call for Papers<br /> 62 Classifieds<br /> 64 ORacle<br /> 18<br /> Forest biomass helps heat Sweden in a good way.<br /> 42<br /> NSF funding, programs and projects aimed at O.R.<br /> INFORMS News<br /> 49 International Beijing Conference<br /> 49 Board Nominations<br /> 50 INFORMS Combined Colloquia<br /> 50 WSC Goes to Europe<br /> 50 CIST 2012 set for Phoenix<br /> 52 Call for Nominations<br /><a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=1"> SPECIAL REPORT – NSF & O.R.: funding, trends, ne</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=2"> </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=3"> </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=4"> Departments 4 Inside Story 6 President</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=5"> DATA MINING POWER MADE EASY </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=6"> INSIDE STORY O.R. globetrotters We</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=7"> </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=8"> INFORMS President Terry Harrison tharrison@psu.e</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=9"> </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=10"> ISSUES IN EDUCATION Undergraduate Operati</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=11"> </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=12"> O.R. IN THE NEWS Drugs, Big Data and in</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=13"> </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=14"> THE PUZZLOR McEverywhere BY JOHN </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=15"> </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=16"> ROUNDTABLE PROFILE BY PETE BUCZKOWSKI AND H</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=17"> the Roundtable All About The Round</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=18"> ROUNDTABLE PROFILE Numerous departments acr</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=19"> </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=20"> International O.R. INSIGHTS © Ulrich Mueller | D</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=21"> such as residue from forestry operations (tops an</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=22"> Alternative ENERGY Figure 3: </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=23"> tems and transportation decisions to make, the us</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=24"> Alternative ENERGY </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=25"> </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=26"> International O.R. 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INSIGHTS Emergence of glo</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=35"> cation and scientific research. The efforts have </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=36"> Analytics in INDIA Figur</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=37"> </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=38"> International O.R. INSIGHTS </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=39"> As home to one-third of the world's popul</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=40"> Healthcare in INDIA & CHINA © Mattmcinnis | Dre</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=41"> </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=42"> Healthcare in INDIA & CHINA Mobile communicatio</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=43"> </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=44"> © Get4net | Dreamstime.com Special Report O.R. </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=45"> THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF) IS A $7- </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=46"> O.R. & the NSF · Applied Mathe</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=47"> tutions. More than half of the pro- H </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=48"> O.R. & the NSF hospital s</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=49"> </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=50"> </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=51"> INSIDE 50 INFORMS Combined Colloquia WSC Goes to</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=52"> INFORMS COMBINED COLLOQUIA 2012 S W E N S M R O </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=53"> </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=54"> S CALL FOR NOMINATIONS W JOHN VON NEUMANN THEO</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=55"> S published in English in the past three years. </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=56"> S CALL FOR NOMINATIONS continued from p.53 W</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=57"> S nership with public and private organiza- tion</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=58"> S CALL FOR NOMINATIONS continued from p.55 W</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=59"> </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=60"> ROUNDTABLE REPORT: MOBILE COMPUTING S W – By Pe</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=61"> UPS Prize continued from p.58 The establis</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=62"> Decision Explorer® “Map” your way to a better und</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=63"> CALL FOR PAPERS Special issue of ITE dedi</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=64"> CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Rutgers MBA/MS in Operati</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=65"> C L A S S I F I E D A D V E R T I S I N G Latest</a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=66"> ORACLE The Runners' Parable BY DOUG </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=67"> </a> <a title="ORMS Today April2012 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dcea8bfd?page=68"> </a>