Sponsors at New to OR

The OR Society is grateful to the following organisations for their support of the New to OR conference.

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Dstl is a trading fund of the Ministry of Defence (MOD), delivering trusted and often confidential advice and solutions on defence-related science and technology that impact on the security of the UK. It’s demanding, exciting and rewarding work and each year Dstl recruits approximately 150 graduates to be part of it. Graduates receive a balanced programme of courses to develop technical and non-technical skills. Sponsorship is available to gain Chartered status and take further Qualifications. There are also opportunities for secondments, both in the UK and overseas. Details of Dstl’s current graduate vacancies can be found on our website at www.dstl.gov.uk/careers.

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Gurobi is ‘in the business of helping companies make better decisions through the use of prescriptive analytics’. Gurobi provides ‘the fastest math programming solver’, tools for distributed optimisation, optimisation in the cloud and ‘outstanding support’ to clients. Gurobi’s goal is ‘to make you successful with optimisation’. Gurobi is rapidly growing as more and more companies see the benefits of working with a partner focused on ‘providing the best solver and support possible’. www.gurobi.com

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The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) exists to support the advancement of mathematical knowledge and its applications and to promote and enhance mathematical culture in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, for the public good. It is the professional and learned society for qualified and practising mathematicians, with a membership of around 5,000 comprising of mathematicians from all sectors, as well as those with an interest in mathematics. ima.org.uk

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SIMUL8 Corporation develops, markets and supports business simulation software that transforms the way people make and communicate decisions. Our software delivers multi-million pound savings for major organisations – including Chrysler, the NHS and Gatwick Airport – by allowing them to experiment with process improvement ideas in a risk free environment. SIMUL8 is also used to teach simulation in elite universities across the world including the London School of Economics, MIT, Melbourne Business School and Hong Kong City University. www.simul8.com

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Harnessing mathematics, the Smith Institute specialises in solving complex tactical and strategic problems for businesses, governments and organisations. A team of expert mathematicians with a wealth of industry experience, we work with organisations to develop and in-depth understanding of their domain areas, the challenges they face and the services they need. Our well-established business model is built around client projects, each providing bespoke solutions designed to meet individual client requirements. The Smith Institute uses system engineering, data analysis, algorithm development and model building techniques as a way of gaining maximum understanding. Further, our unique position working with the academic community enables us to leverage the latest research to meet industrial and organisational needs. We are experts at translating research in the mathematical sciences and applying this to real-world problems in a timely and usable way. With over twenty years of business, our expertise lies in the following areas: decision making under uncertainty, bespoke models for energy, spectrum optimisation and strategic consultancy and research management. www.smithinst.co.uk


Taylor & Francis boasts a first-class journal portfolio publishing Manufacturing and Operational Engineering articles as well as a wide range of scholarship from related disciplines. Our journals are edited by some of the most prominent academics in the world and offer a variety of accommodating options for our authors. Our prominent journals include International Journal of Production Research, Production & Manufacturing Research: An Open Access Journal and INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research.   Taylor & Francis are The OR Society’s Journal publishers. www.tandfonline.com