Punk Rock Operations Research
This blog highlights interesting applications of operations research and the management sciences, as well as ways in which operations research and systems thinking can make the world a better place.
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Here are a few links for your weekend reading. Wealthy Los Angeles K12 school vaccination rates are as low as Sudan’s. We have a paradox: higher overall vaccination rates and higher vulnerability due to risk caused by social networks choosing not to vaccinate. A few OR/Stat bloggers have written about FiveThirtyEight and data journalism recently. I like […]
Mike Trick talked about his experience setting the Major League Baseball (MLB) schedule at the 2014 German OR Conference in Aachen, Germany. Mike’s plenary talk had two major themes: 1. Getting the job with the MLB 2. Keeping the job with the MLB The getting the job section summarized advances in computing power and integer […]
I am the Past-President of the Forum for Women in OR/MS (WORMS). My last initiative as President was to get the ball rolling on a travel fund for students and junior faculty traveling to the INFORMS Annual Meeting with babies and young children (Fact: I did this once!). The travel fund would help pay for childcare costs at the […]
I recently discovered an articles about academics who blog from Tim Hitchcock (a humanities professor). The title really caught my eye: “Twitter and blogs are not add-ons to academic research, but a simple reflection of the passion that underpins it.” Yes! We don’t have to create and maintain blogs, we do so because we love our disciplines […]
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