MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2015 Activities by Sponsor - Operations Research Center


Virgile Galle, Mallory Sheth, John Silberholz

Add to Calendar Jan/28 Wed 10:00AM-03:00PM E25-111

Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up

The OR Center participates in MIT's Independent Activities Period (IAP) by offering informational seminars focusing on the OR Center and on current research and the practice of OR.

Date: Wednesday, January 28th
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm 
Place: E25-111

Description: Social networks have grown in scale and popularity in recent years, with several social networks boasting more than one billion registered users. The MIT Operations Research Center has organized a day-long seminar on the role of social networks in operations research, exploring how data from these networks can be used to make decisions or to understand social phenomena. Four speakers, including those from both industry and academic settings, will present their work and experience on topics ranging from marketing to studying social response to disease outbreaks.


9:30am - 10:00am - Intro and Continental Breakfast 

10:00am - 11:00am - Aykut FiratSurfacing Patterns in Social Data

11:00am - 12:00pm - Jiwoong Shin: Managing Buzz

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch Break (lunch will not be provided)

1:00pm - 2:00pm - Tauhid Zaman: Optimizing the Timing of Content in Online Social Networks

2:00pm - 3:00pm - Natasha Markuzon: Interplay between Social Response and Disease Spread: Panic, Behavior Changes, and Disease Containment

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Sponsor(s): Operations Research Center
Contact: Virgile Galle,