Laura Albert, assistant dean for graduate affairs and an associate professor of industrial and systems engineering, UW–Madison College of Engineering
About the talk
Laura Albert will talk about how engineers use math models and analytics to solve problems and design systems. She will provide an overview of operations research and advanced analytics, and she will discuss their wide-ranging applications — focusing on examples from her research that address problems in emergency response and bracketology.
About the speaker
Albert is the assistant dean for graduate affairs and an associate professor of industrial and systems engineering in UW–Madison’s College of Engineering. Her research interests lie in the field of operations research and analytics, with applications in homeland security, emergency response, and public-sector problems. She has authored or coauthored more than 50 publications in archival journals and refereed proceedings, and she writes the Punk Rock Operations Research and Badger Bracketology blogs. Her research has earned several honors, including four Best Paper Awards, a National Science Foundation CAREER award, and a Department of the Army Young Investigator Award. Albert is also the INFORMS vice president for marketing, communications, and outreach. You can find her on Twitter at @lauraalbertphd.