Monday Discussion Dinners

Our main tradition, the Monday Discussion Dinners (MDD) begun in 2015 thanks to Tarek Elgindy. Tarek felt that students were often unaware of each other’s work and led the first discussion. MDDs are meant as an informal setting for students can share their thoughts.

Some people have spoken once, twice, or even more. Topics include research, something they have just learned, or experiences such as internships and the INFORMS Doctoral Student Colloquium. Many officers have devoted their time to keep this tradition going. In particular, Siddharth Singh has been in charge of inviting speakers and taking care of the logistics involved since Fall 2015. Below are some MDD numbers:


Spring 2015 12 talks
Fall 2015 8 talks
Spring 2016 12 talks
Fall 2016 11 talks