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Algorithms for Decision-making
Select Committee on Science and Technology called for evidence

Problem Solving Algorithm
An algorithm that is able to simulate and enhance human problem-solving capabilities

School children struggle to achieve maths potential
Many primary school children in the UK are struggling to achieve their potential, according to ...

Goodbye to Ruth Kaufman
This month we have to say goodbye to Ruth Kaufman, after two highly eventful years.

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Features

A window on the world of O.R.?
The “invisibility cloak” of science fiction is now fact, albeit with limitations. O.R. could claim to have had the power of invisibility for years, though not by desire; what we want is the opposite - a high-visibility jacket! Indeed, part of the mission of the OR Society is to help make our presence more visible. But perception involves both the observed and the observer. And all of us have open and hidden parts.

YOR18 – OR – A Twenty Twenty Vision
The 18th Young [to] OR Conference got off to a great start with the plenary session given by the President of the OR Society, Dr Geoff Royston. Antuela Tako, the chair of the organising committee, began the proceedings by telling the audience what had been planned for them and how to find out more about streams.

The Education & Research Committee
- Roles and Responsibilities: Brian Dangerfield (Liaison with ESRC)
Ruth Kaufman, Inside OR February 2013

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Posted on 20 October 2017

Politics

Home Office’s new Chief Scientific Adviser

RSS fellow and former secretary of the Society's Research Section, Professor John Aston, has been appointed as the Home Office’s new Chief Scientific Adviser.


The department's chief scientific adviser offers advice directly to ministers and officials and works together with the chief scientific advisers’ network to advise on issues that cut across government.
Professor Aston’s appointment follows the retirement of Professor Bernard Silverman earlier this year. He joined the Home Office on 4 September from the University of Cambridge, where he is Professor of Statistics.
Professor Aston specialises in applied statistics but will provide advice on a range of issues at the Home Office. He was, until recently, a trustee of the Alan Turing Institute, and has previously spent much of his career working in the United States and Taiwan. He is an active fellow and was secretary of our Research Section during 2013-14.