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ARA Scientist Heads Committee Organizing MORS Colloquium at Naval Academy

April 2013

ARA Principal Scientist Lynda Liptak will be front and center when the respected Military Operations Research Society (MORS) holds its 2013 Education and Professional Development Colloquium April 17-18 at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.

Liptak is chair of the society’s Education and Professional Development (EPD) Committee, and she and her EPD committee have overall responsibility for the annual event. This year it is expected to draw more than 100 students, academics and professionals from the OR community.

“The Colloquium provides an ideal learning opportunity for operations research analysts in all phases of their careers,” she says. “We all learn about current trends in OR education and development and we share new research from OR programs at the academies, universities and government agencies.”

Liptak also serves on the board of directors for MORS. At ARA, she is part of the Weapons Assessment Group, which supports military utility analysis, analysis of alternatives and other studies requiring operations research support.

“Lynda's commitment to OR professional development reflects ARA's guiding principle about the ongoing education of staff members, regardless of their discipline,” comments Kellye Wharff, Principal Engineering Manager. “Only through our employees’ continuing acquisition and knowledge of new trends and research can our company continue to provide clients with innovative, effective solutions."

Founded in 1966, MORS is considered a leader in the national security analytic profession. Through meetings, workshops, publications and other research sharing, the society brings together thousands of operations researchers to pool intellectual and related resources.