Punk Rock Operations Research

The Punk Rock Operations Research Podcast by Laura Albert McLay

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power outages during hurricanes

Posted by punkrockor on October 29th, 2012

This is an interview with Seth Guikema from Johns Hopkins University about his models that forecast power outages during hurricanes.

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an interview with an undergraduate researcher

Posted by punkrockor on September 21st, 2012

An interview with an undergraduate student researcher that I have been working with this summer

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unicorns and operations research

Posted by punkrockor on September 19th, 2012

No, not those unicorns! Richard and discuss the 1981 paper "In praise of unicorns" about the role of soft skills in OR/MS.

Rivett, P. (1981). In Praise of Unicorns, The Journal of the Operational Research Society , 32(12), 1051-1059.

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Irrational fears

Posted by punkrockor on April 13th, 2012

This podcast episode quantifies the risk from rare events, so-called irrational fears that we may  have.

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elections and OR

Posted by punkrockor on November 3rd, 2011

A podcast episode on elections and operations research.

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community based operations research

Posted by punkrockor on October 28th, 2011

Michael Johnson, PhD, on community based operations research.

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pirates and sports analytics

Posted by punkrockor on October 21st, 2011

We discuss OR and pirates and sports analytics. We also chat about OR news, the stat of the day, the algorithm of the day, and the OR joke of the day(!)

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OR chats about Halloween, OR tattoos, traffic on campus, and OR jokes

Posted by punkrockor on October 14th, 2011

Richard and I chat about a few topics loosely related to operations research. Send your questions and OR jokes to punkrockORblog@gmail.com.

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Rich nerd, poor nerd

Posted by punkrockor on October 11th, 2011

A recording of my seminar for undergraduates about finance. The blog post with the slides can be found here.

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Sheldon Jacobson on aviation security

Posted by punkrockor on September 6th, 2011

An interview with Dr. Sheldon Jacobson from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign about his research on aviation security.

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