Minutes of MSOM Annual Meeting
Cornell University, June 16-18 2002
President-Elect: Panos Kovelis
VP Conferences: Ravi Anupindi
Treasurer: Jay Swaminathan
President: Ananth Iyer
Committee: Paul Zipkin, Ken Baker, Hau Lee, Steve Graves, Ed Silver, John Buzacott, Fangruo Chen, Sridhar Tayur
2002 Fellows: Marshall Fisher and Evan Porteus
MSOM Annual Meeting for 2003 will be at USC (Sampath Rajgopalan and Yehuda Bassok are the co-ordinators)
MSOM Tracks in San Jose INFORMS 2002: Saif Benjafaar reported that all tracks are filled and we are doing well.
There is a conference in Istanbul and MSOM is invited to participate and support: contact person is Nesim Erkip
Candy Yano asked that our community continue to support the Journal through submission of good quality papers
Mike Magazine updated us on the status of the search for the new Editor-in-Chief; 20 names were originally proposed; 10 were asked to respond with a position statement; the final two candidates are being discussed by the committee that will propose a name to INFORMS Board in August.
Net income between $4500-$5000, with three main sources of expenses: MSOM Journal support; Cash prizes for MSOM awards; MSOM Reception costs
Ananth Iyer presented a vision of what a MSOM community portal is intended to do, and the first steps towards it; he will follow up with an email with the temporary URL and encouraged the community to contribute to the content as well provide feedback about form and vision.
Call for volunteers for the MSOM Student paper Competition; Thanking the outgoing officers: Rachel Zhang, Steve Gilbert, Sridhar Tayur
Minutes respectfully submitted by Sridhar Tayur.