Past Webinars

Flying High with Math

Event Info

icon_calendar.jpgJanuary 29, 2021
icon_clock.jpg1:00pm EDT 
icon_stopwatch.jpgDuration: 1 hour

Speaker

Sharon Arroyo
Technical Fellow 

Boeing

Shabnam Khamooshi
Associate Technical Fellow  

Boeing 

In this webinar Sharon and Shabnam will give an overview of the OR projects they worked on and will give insights into what it is like to work as a mathematician in industry.

This webinar is an initiative of the INFORMS Women in OR/MS Forum

Event Info

icon_calendar.jpgSeptember 25, 2020
icon_clock.jpg12:30pm EDT 
icon_stopwatch.jpgDuration: 1 hour

Speaker

Alice Smith
Joe F. Forehand/Accenture

This webinar discusses two novel strategies for employing a combination of drones and delivery vehicles, such as trucks, for last mile delivery to homes and businesses.  The work is general, but we aim for a healthcare application.  The first strategy uses a drone to resupply a truck during the day for same day delivery, as orders are made available at a central depot.  The truck delivers the orders to the customers but does not have to return to the depot during the day since it is being supplied by the drone for new orders.  The second strategy integrates a truck with a drone.  In this case, either the truck or the drone can make both deliveries and pick-ups, and the drone is launched from and returned to the truck.  A mathematical model is formulated and solved for each strategy.  We show that both strategies offer benefits in customer service and cost of delivery compared to traditional truck delivery only.  We focus our work on healthcare and specifically the delivery and pick up of medical supplies and tests (such as COVID tests) in challenged, rural environments.  A limited field trial will take place later in 2020.

This webinar is an initiative of the INFORMS Women in OR/MS Forum

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The Role of Agility and Analytics in Powering Supply Chains through Disruptions

Event Info

icon_calendar.jpgJuly 17, 2020
icon_clock.jpg2pm EDT
icon_stopwatch.jpgDuration: 1 hour

Speaker

Anne Robinson headshot

Anne Robinson
Kinaxis

Polly Mitchell-Guthrie headshot

Polly Mitchell-Guthrie
Kinaxis

Supply chain planning is a complex art under the best circumstances and even harder during disruptions. In this webinar the speakers will talk about best practices observed in the current pandemic and the importance of both analytics and agaility in supporting them. 

This webinar is an initiative of the INFORMS Women in OR/MS  Forum

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Work in the TIME of Coronavirus

Event Info

icon_calendar.jpgMay 15, 2020
icon_clock.jpg1pm EDT
icon_stopwatch.jpgDuration: 1 hour

Speaker

Susan Sanchez.headshot

Susan Sanchez
Naval Postgraduate School

In this webinar, Susan Sanchez will discuss:
COVID related research

  • Data farming approach to conduct large-scale experiments on a stochastic model of infectious disease propagation
  • Scalability to large populations - 350 million people, the approximate size of the U.S. population

Work/Life Balance

  • Work/life balance issues as a n optimization problem
  • Changing gender roles in the current crisis
This webinar is an initiative of the INFORMS Women in OR/MS  Forum
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