Three students from the Dept. of Industrial and Management Engineering won third place in the 2019 Analytics & O.R. Student Team Competition held by The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) in Austin, Texas, the United States on April 29.
Kang Mun-jeong, Lee Yu-kyung and Cho Jin-young had a presentation as a team with the topic “A combined approach of reinforcement learning and mathematical programming for a real-world outbound supply chain optimization.” and 292 teams from 25 countries joined this competition. Among 292 teams, six teams advanced to the final, and the HUFS team won the third-place prize. It is not the first time that the Dept. of Industrial and Management Engineering students have won a prize in this contest.
Kang Mun-jeong said, “It is a huge honor that we won the prize. I really appreciate my teammates for helping me a lot, as the fine teamwork was a key factor in winning this contest. It is really meaningful that we won the prize another year. HUFS is famous for foreign languages; however, through this accomplishment, I hope that people will also take notice of the College of Engineering.”