Reminder: David Papp Today at 1:00pm-2:00pm ET (Friday, 3/25)

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INFORMS Health Applications Society Online Seminar Series

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Mar 25, 2022, 9:29:33 AMMar 25
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Dear colleagues,

This is a reminder for today's seminar of the HAS Online Seminar Series by the recipient of the 2021 Sanjay and Panna Mehrotra Research Excellence Award, Dr. David Papp, from North Carolina State University. The details of the seminar are below. Click here to register for the event!.

Optimization in radiotherapy: Quantifying the potential benefit of non-standard treatments
Friday, March 25, 1-2pm ET (10-11 am PT)

Abstract: Optimization models and algorithms have played a critical role in radiotherapy treatments of cancer since the advent of intensity-modulated radiotherapy in the 1990s, perfecting both the mathematical models and computational methods used in standard radiotherapy modalities. This talk will focus on another family of questions aimed at moving beyond conventional treatment planning: how optimization models can help with the selection, and possible combination, of treatment modalities, and in determining the ideal dose prescriptions for patients through a concept called biologically effective dose.

Bio: Dávid Papp is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at North Carolina State University. His research focuses on convex and polynomial optimization with applications in medicine and health care. He has co-authored over 35 peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals such as Medical Physics, SIAM Journal on Optimization, and the INFORMS Journal on Computing. His algorithms developed at Massachusetts General Hospital for the solution of large-scale optimization problems in radiotherapy have been incorporated in clinical treatment planning software used worldwide. He is the recipient of the 2021 Sanjay and Panna Mehrotra Research Excellence Award for his sustained work on optimization methods and models for radiation therapy for cancer. He also received the NSF CAREER Award for his methodological research on efficient optimization over non-symmetric convex cones and polynomial optimization problems.

Feel free to forward it to anyone who could be interested among your colleagues and student groups.

Best regards,

HAS Online Seminar Organization Team
Sanjay Mehrotra (Northwestern)
Sait Tunc (Virginia Tech)
Qiushi Chen (Penn State)
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