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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Data-Driven Operations Research Analyses in the Public Sector

From University of Cincinnati Operations, Business Analytics, and Information Systems (OBAIS) department at the Lindner College of Business (LCB). Please reply to uday.rao@uc.edu to add / modify / delete addresses in this distribution list.

The OBAIS department’s Arnoff Lecture will be on Monday, March 31, 2014. Please feel free to attend and advertise this event, which I believe will be spectacular.

Speaker: Professor Lawrence M. Wein, Stanford University
Topic: Data-Driven Operations Research Analyses in the Public Sector
Date, Time, Location: Monday, March 31, 7:30 PM, Lindner Hall Room 112 (Fealy Auditorium)

He writes: I will describe several recent projects in the public sector, including screening and treatment for childhood obesity, allocating blood for transfusions, optimizing ballistic imaging performance using spatiotemporal crime data, allocating ready-to-use food to undernourished children in developing countries, and optimizing the biometric aspects of India's universal identification (UIDAI) program. Each project started with a large longitudinal data set that guided the mathematical modeling, and resulted in a recommended policy that outperforms the current policy. I will briefly describe the problem motivation, the data set, the mathematical model (which was embedded into an optimization problem), the statistical analysis required to calibrate the model, the numerical results from solving the optimization problem, and the policy implications.
Uday S. Rao
Associate Professor
Operations, Business Analytics, and Information Systems (OBAIS)
Room 528, Carl H. Lindner College of Business
2925 Campus Green Drive, University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0130
Email: raous@ucmail.uc.edu
Ph: 513 556 7138, Fax: 513 556 5499

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