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Conference Chair

Greg H. Parlier
GH Parlier Consulting
United States

Brief Bio
A West Point graduate and retired US Army Colonel, Greg is currently President, GH Parlier Consulting. A combat veteran with 5 operational deployments and service in over 20 foreign nations on 12 named operations, he was a paratroop commander in the 82nd Airborne Division for 8 years, air-ground battle staff officer, joint operations planner, and Army strategist. When he retired he was the Army's senior, most experienced Operations Research officer with assignments spanning land warfare analyses, manpower and personnel, program analysis and evaluation, and logistics. He was assistant then associate professor of O perations Research at West Point. For 12 years after retiring, he served on the research staff at the Institute for Defense Analyses where he was an advisor to several foreign governments and senior OR analyst supporting the multi-national forces command in Iraq. He is a distinguished graduate of the US Marine Corps Command and Staff College, National Defense Fellow at MIT, Army War College graduate, and recently was adjunct Professor of Operations Research at NC State University. Dr. Parlier holds advanced degrees in engineering, Operations Research, and international security, a certificate in political philosophy from Oxford, and was among the first to complete MIT Sloan's executive program in Management, Innovation, and Technology. He is past president of the Military Applications Society of INFORMS, was vice president for the Military Operations Research Society, fellow of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, elected to the International Institute of Strategic Studies, and previously served as program co-chair for ICORES. ... More >>


Program Co-Chairs

Rainer Schlosser
Hasso Plattner Institute

Brief Bio
Dr. Rainer Schlosser is a Senior Researcher at the Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany, leading the research group “Data-driven decision support”. He graduated in Mathematics as well as in Business Administration and received his PhD in Operations Research from Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. His research focuses on automated decision-making in dynamic systems in the area of Revenue Management and beyond using quantitative methods of operations research and data science. His work has been published in over 75 peer-reviewed publications including renowned Journals (EJOR, JEDC, IJPE, IJ PR, COR, DGAA, JRPM, JCLP, KER, BISE), distinguished AI/ML conferences (KDD, IJCAI, ICDM, ECML, RECSYS, ICDE), and leading computer science venues (VLDB, EDBT, DAPD, CIKM, EDOC, SSDBM). Further, Dr. Schlosser serves as a reviewer for over 60 renowned Journals and top-tier conferences in the area of operations management and data science. ... More >>

Slawo Wesolkowski
Department of National Defence

Brief Bio
Dr. Slawo Wesolkowski is a Senior Engineer in the Department of National Defence who provides analytics advice to the Government of Canada. Dr. Wesolkowski worked previously among others at Defence Research Development Canada – Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, and NCR Canada Ltd. He holds PhD, MASc and BASc degrees in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He is an INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) and the recipient of numerous awards for analytics including the 2018 Royal Canadian Air Force Commander Commendation. His research interests include operations research, multi-objective optimization, metaheuristic optimization, and risk analysis. ... More >>