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Speaking of IE

Speaking of IE, which usually stands for Industrial Engineering, but at Cornell now stands for Information Engineering (or OR/MS, which stands for Operations Research/Management Sciences), there is a subdiscipline of global health that is going through a familiar search for the perfect name. It is actually somewhat related to OR/MS, definitely it would fit in at an INFORMS meeting. For a while was going to be called “Operational Research”, which I find confusing, since this is the old European name for Operations Research. But now it seems like they too want to have “science” in the name. The new contenders are “Implementation Science” and “Program Science”.

Any thoughts from veterans of the “OR/MS” naming process that I should share with my colleagues in a similar situation?

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