Topic: Optimization in Medicine
Presenter: Dr. Ariela Sofer
Professor and Chair Systems Engineering and Operations Research (SEOR) Department
George Mason University
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: 6:30pm Registration and Refreshments # 7:00pm Program # 9:00pm Adjourn
Price: $10 for professionals. Students, free. Net proceeds to INCOSE student chapter at George Mason University. Light refreshments available.
Place: Johnson Center, Room 336 (Meeting Room F), George Mason University
Park in the Mason Pond Deck Parking Deck; see The parking deck is Building 41 shown in purple. The Johnson Center is Building 30 shown in red.

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Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) National Capital Chapter


Systems Engineering and Operations Research (SEOR)Department, George Mason University

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, Washington, DC Chapter (WINFORMS)

International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter


In recent years, optimization has emerged as a vital component of medical diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment planning. Medicine is an exciting field, not only because of the complex interdisciplinary nature of the research problems, but also because of the immense potential impact of successful solutions. This talk will present sample applications of optimization to medicine. We discuss the problems, the proposed OR models and solution methods, and challenges and opportunities for future research.