Minutes of the RASIG business meeting, November 17th, 2002, in conjunction with the 2002 INFORMS annual conference.
Meeting was called to order by Chair Chip Kraft at 5:50pn.
Natasha Lukiantseva gave the Treasurer’s report. The beginning balance as of September 30, 2002, was approximately $9,700. The student prizes and reimbursements totaled $3,095, leaving an ending balance prior to the conference of $6,605. There will be a few bills from the conference.
Announcement – The University of Illinois is looking for a faculty member for rail engineering –systems. Contact Travis Waller or Chris Barken through www.cee.uiuc.edu
Chip then thanked Kal and Natasha for jobs well done, as well as thanking Dave Hunt in absentia.
Election results: Vice Chair – Pooja Dewan 18, Roger Baugher 9 – Pooja is elected.
Treasurer – Mike Gorman 15, Kal Silverberg 11 – Mike is elected.
Secretary – Maarten Oosten 26 – Maarten is elected.
Congratulations to all candidates.
Student paper contest – There were 10 or so abstracts
submitted, but only three papers. The student paper
presentation will be Monday afternoon. The second
student paper session will
chaired by Mike Gorman, and deal with challenges
in rail r operations. Warren Powell, Chip Kraft, and Mike Gorma will present.
New business –
Natasha presented a plaque to Chip in honor of his outstanding efforts chairing RASIG these past 18 months.
Chip presented the student paper awards. First prizes go
to Liu Jian and Ramon Lentink. Second proze goes
to Jodelson Sabino /
Other business –
about having the RASIG session at the practitioners conference in the spring
instead of the annual conference in the fall. An advantage
is less competition with other session which may improve attendance. Disadvantages are cost and a smaller group of people who
attend, making registration higher. The consensus
from the discussion was to continue with the fall meeting.
The student paper contest will run again, with good support from Railway Age.
There will be a brief discussion later on
on a strategic view of operations
research for all forms of transportation – Transportation, Logistics, Air
Mike Gorman has agreed to be Cluster Chair for next year in Atlanta.
Bruce Patty informed the group of a change in the number
of representative sections on the INFORMS board. Also,
it was agreed that the correct pronunciation
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.