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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I was on the 10 o’clock evening news last night on NBC15 Madison to talk about the odds of three people in Dane County winning the Supercash! lottery. There are about half a million residents, and I have no idea how many people play the lottery every day, but I was able to do a few […]
I enjoyed listening to Jon Caulkins’ Omega Rho lecture at the INFORMS Annual Meeting. The abstract for the talk is: Operations Research in Service of Drug and Addictions Policy: Lessons from and for the Discipline of Operations Research Jonathan P.Caulkins H.Guyford Stever Professorship of Operations Research and Public Policy Carnegie Mellon University I am an […]
After a fun year of Badger Bracketology, I wanted to reflect upon the college football playoff. Nate Silver reflects upon the playoff in an article on FiveThirtyEight, and he touches on the two most salient issues in the playoff: False negatives: leaving teams with a credible case for being named the national championship out of the […]
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