Western OR Discussion Society (WORDS)

WORDS is the regional branch of the OR Society, covering the south-west of England from Wiltshire to Cornwall. Most of our meetings are held in Bristol although we have some joint meetings with other regional societies, particularly SWORDS in Cardiff and MORS in Cheltenham.

Some previous meetings

February 2018, Bristol: PathSim – a versatile capacity model for simulating an admitted patient pathway; with application to the redesign of a stroke service. Richard Wood - Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCGs.

May 2018, Cheltenham (joint with MORS, IMA and UCAS): Big data analytics and its applications. Steve King, Rolls Royce.

July 2018, Cheltenham (joint with MORS, IMA and UCAS): Being an adaptable mathematician - from adaptable meshes to machine learning. Jenny Macey.

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You can find the latest news of this group’s activities as well as dates and details of upcoming and past events. You can also join this group’s email distribution list and get in direct touch with the group’s organisers through the ‘get in touch’ form. Any documents, such as presentation slides and promotional leaflets, are available through the ‘related documents’ box below.

Committee details

Ken McNaught Chair
Alistair Clarke Regional Representative on General Council
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