• Adventures in Policy Modeling! 

      Kaplan, Edward H. (2016-03-28)
      Policy Modeling refers to the application of operations research, statistics, and other quantitative methods to model policy problems. Recognizing that analyses of all sorts often exhibit diminishing returns in insight to ...
    • Computing, Business, and Operations Research: The Next Challenges 

      Pulleyblank, William (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-04-17)
      There have been two consistent drivers over the last sixty years of the evolution of computing: Computer power and price/performance improve by a factor of two every eighteen months; the problems that we wish to solve ...
    • Learning From the Experiences of Others 

      Efron, Bradley (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-09-23)
      Familiar statistical estimates such as batting averages, political polls, and medical trial results are obtained by direct observation of cases of interest. Sometimes, though, we can learn from the experience of "others": ...
    • Lessons Learned on Hard Work, Thinking Ahead, and Just Showing Up 

      Marshall, John (2014-10-09)
      There is no such thing as an overnight success. Like the actor who does ten years of dinner theater before making it big, most of today’s leaders undergo significant challenges on the road to success. However, applying ...
    • Operations Research and Homeland Security: From Models to Implementation 

      Wein, Lawrence (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-03-05)
      Dr. Lawrence Wein will address topics related to his research in public health and homeland security including: Preparedness and response to bio-terror anthrax attacks and to bio-terror attacks on food supply chains; Routes ...
    • Service Engineering: Data-Based Science in Support of Service Management, or Empirical Adventures in Call Centers and Hospitals 

      Mandelbaum, Avishai (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-02-24)
      Synopsis: In this lecture, Dr. Mandelbaum will describe examples of complex service operations for which data-based simple models have been found useful, which he refers to as "Simple Models at the Service of ...