Beta PhD networking event 25 March 2020 When designing decision support systems… Think BIG!

With the aim of bringing together PhD students working in the field of OML, Beta organizes a yearly event where networking and learning from each other’s knowledge and experiences are central. Every year, the event will offer a substantive program to be organized by a professor in the field of OML and will end with a networking drink and dinner. PhD students who are joining the event will be granted 0.5 ECTS and since every edition will contain a different substantive program, participation in different editions of the event is possible.

On Wednesday March 25, 2020 (the day before the Netherlands OML Conference) the second edition of the event will take place at Kontakt der Kontinenten in Soesterberg. During this edition, Julian Pachon from Amazon will discuss the topic ‘When designing decision support systems… Think BIG’, followed by joint dinner and a social event and drink at the bar.

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Julian Pachon

Julian Pachon is the Last Mile Chief Scientist at Amazon. He leads a team of researchers and product managers that design and build the decision support systems used to run Amazon Last Mile Worldwide Operations. Julian holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de los Andes, Bogota (Colombia), MS in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de los Andes, Bogota (Colombia), and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from University of Miami.  

Julian started his career as a professor teaching optimization, probability, stochastic processes and statistics at the Universidad de los Andes.  After finishing his Ph.D., he joint Caleb Technologies – a company focused on building optimization systems for aviation. While in Caleb, he traveled around world implementing these technologies on carriers of all types and sizes in all five continents. Furthermore,   he led the team that won the prestigious Edelman Prize (aka Nobel Prize for Optimization) based on the irregular operations technology that was used by Continental Airlines to recovery from September-11 disruption (the largest disruption in the history of aviation). Prior to joining Amazon, Julian spent 8 years leading all the Operations and Optimization technology for United Airlines. He was in charge of leading the largest merger in the aviation industry, including the build-out of a state-of-the-art command center at the famous Willis tower in Chicago.