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Operations Research with Impact: Webinar featuring Dr. Laura Albert on February 25, 1pm EST

  • 1.  Operations Research with Impact: Webinar featuring Dr. Laura Albert on February 25, 1pm EST

    Posted 5 days ago

    Join Dr. Laura A. Albert this Thursday, February 25 at 1pm EST for a webinar on Operations Research with Impact

    REGISTER NOW: Laura Albert: Operations Research with Impact


    Government programs spanning public safety, transportation security, and critical infrastructure protection must deliver essential services by managing risks such as health emergencies, crime, acts of terrorism, and natural disasters. Doing so requires allocating resources in complex systems that span people, processes, vehicles, and critical infrastructure, where many decisions are interrelated.

    Government leaders and researchers have been studying how to design and operate public sector systems to manage risk for the last half a century. Although researchers have created a body of knowledge for supporting prescriptive and predictive decisions in the public sector, public safety leaders must continually adapt to address new risks in budget-constrained environments. As a result, many research challenges remain.

    In this talk, Dr. Laura Albert will discuss her research that studies how to design and operate public sector systems using optimization methodologies. She will discuss how she has connected theory and modeling to application in applications in the United States ranging from emergency medical services, aviation security, and critical infrastructure protection. She will also discuss how to engage policymakers and the public with research.

    At the end of the talk, Dr. Albert will discuss challenges introduced by the COVID-19 global health crisis to applications in the United States ranging from public safety to voting systems, and she will outline how operations research can help.

    REGISTER NOW: Laura Albert: Operations Research with Impact


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    Tracy Cahall
    Member Engagement Manager
    INFORMS
    Catonsville MD
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