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Science of Better: Podcasts

Gain insights from experts on how math, analytics and operations research affect organizations like yours in these succinct 20-30 minute podcasts conducted by INFORMS Director of Communications Barry List. Visit
Maurice Levi, University of British Columbia
Deal or No Deal: Hormones Impact Business
Recorded Sept. 3
Scott Patterson, author of “The Quants”
The Quants
Recorded Aug. 19
Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Chairman and Analytics Champion
Recorded July 21
Ed Kaplan, Yale University
Terror Queues
Recorded July 9
Andy Body, University of Houston
Pricing and Gumballs in Airline Reservations
Recorded June 24
Mary Benner, Wharton School
Do Financial Analysts Sabotage New Product Innovation
Recorded June 11
David Alderson, Naval Postgraduate School
Danger: Infrastructure Under Attack
Recorded May 28
Peter Kolesar, Columbia University
Ending the Water War Surrounding New York’s Reservoir
Recorded May 14, 2010
Eva K. Lee, Georgia Tech
Analytics Goes to War - Against Cancer
Recorded April 30, 2010
Warren Lieberman & Michael Raskin
Forecasting Consumer Behavior
Recorded April 8
Michael Schrage, MIT
Experimenting at the Workplace
Recorded March 19
Arnold Barnett, MIT
How safe are our airports?
Recorded March 4
Brian Lewis, Vanguard Software
Advice to Execs on Working with Operations Researchers
Recorded Feb. 18
Mary Grace Crissey, SAS
The Nitti-Gritty of Working with O.R. Providers
Recorded Feb. 5, 2010
Dina Mayzlin, Yale University & David Godes,
University of Maryland
Word of Mouth Marketing
Recorded Jan. 22
Pinar Keskinocak & Julie Swann, Georgia Tech
Haiti: Humanitarian Logistics
Recorded Jan. 14
Doug Samuelson, Infologix
Winning Elections with O.R.
Recorded Jan. 12
Ron Howard, Stanford University
Master Decider
Recorded Dec. 18, 2009
John Sterman, MIT
Climate Change: On to Copenhagen
Recorded Dec. 4, 2009
Anna Nagurney, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Supernetworks: Building Better Real and Virtual Highways
Recorded Nov. 6, 2009
Sam L. Savage, Stanford University
The Flaw of Averages
Recorded Nov. 6, 2009
James J. Cochran, Louisiana Tech
Running the Numbers in Time for the World Series
Recorded Oct. 23, 2009
Tom Davenport, Babson College
Competing on Analytics
Recorded Sept. 22, 2009
Sheldon H. Jacobson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Emergency! Pandemic
Recorded Sept. 5, 2009
Rob Pratt, Ivan Oliveira, SAS; Chuck Delaney, Wake County Public School System
The perils of success: one school district’s answer in the numbers
Recorded Aug.14, 2009
Lawrence Wein, Stanford University
Troublemaker or Trusted Advisor?
Recorded Aug. 7, 2009
Justin Cohen, The Clinton Foundation
Using Analytics to Battle AIDS: A Lesson from the Clinton Foundation
Recorded July 24, 2009
Prof. ManMohan Sodhi, City University, London
Economic Calamity as a Supply Chain Problem
Recorded July 10, 2009
Karl Kempf, Intel
Intel’s Chief Numbers Cruncher
Recorded June 19, 2009
Professor Michael W. Carter, University of Toronto
How Can You Squeeze 30% Out of Healthcare Costs?
Recorded June 19, 2009

INFORMS Video Learning Center

View these on-demand presentations, complete with slides, from INFORMS renowned meetings and conferences. They will inspire and help you navigate changes in the marketplace, develop strategies for excellence in operations research and analytics, and manage your practice or career. Visit

Annual Meeting 2009

Plenary Presentation:
Richard O’Neill, Federal Energy Regulation Commission
Better Smarter Electricity Markets: Efficiently Capturing Wind, Rain and Fire
Keynote Presentation:
Christopher S. Tang, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Supply Chain Risk Management: Developing a Research Agenda
2009 Wagner Prize Presentations:
Hugo Simao, Princeton University, and Ted Gifford, Schneider National
Approximate Dynamic Programming Captures Fleet Operations for Schneider National
Horst Zisgen, IBM Deutschland Research and Development GmbH and Steven M. Brown, IBM Systems and Technology Group
A Queuing Model-Based System for Semiconductor Production Planning at IBM
Michael Gorman, University of Dayton
Hub Group Implements a Suite of OR Tools to Improve its Operations
Karl Kempf, Intel Corporation, and S. David Wu, Lehigh University
Extending Bass for Improved New Product Forecasting at Intel
Hernan Abeledo, The George Washington University
Optimizing Helicopter Transport of Oil Rig Crews at Petrobras

Practice Conference 2010

2010 Edelman Award Presentations
Hector Anaya, INDEVAL, Jaime Villasenor, INDEVAL, Francisco Solis, Banco de Mexico, Miguel de Lascurain, ITAM, and Arturo Palacios, INDEVAL
INDEVAL Develops a New Operating and Settlement System Using Operations Research
Robert Tudor, Delaware River Basin Commission, James Serio, The Delaware River Foundation, and Peter Kolesar, Columbia University
Delaware River Basin Commission – Breaking the Deadlock: Improving Water Release Policies on the Delaware River through Operations Research
Lori Folts, Deutsche Post DHL, Marc Fischer, University of Passau, and Tjark Freundt, McKinsey & Company
Deutsche Post DHL – Managing Global Brand Investments at DHL
Dale Wilson, New Brunswick DoT, Kim Mathisen, New Brunswick DoT, Ugo Feunekes, Remsoft, and John MacNaughton, New Brunswick DoT
New Brunswick (Canada) Dept. of Transportation – Taking the Politics out of Paving: Achieving Transportation Asset Management through O.R.
Daniel Myers, Proctor & Gamble, Glenn Wegryn, Proctor & Gamble, William Tarlton, Proctor & Gamble, and Sean Willems, Boston University
Inventory Optimization at Proctor & Gamble: Achieving Real Benefits Through User Adoption of Inventory Tools
Hylton Robinson, Sasol Technology, Marlize Meyer, Sasol Technology, Michele Fisher, Sasol Technology, and Willem Louw, Sasol Technology
Sasol – Innovative Decision Support in a Petochemical Production Environment

Interview with Adm. Mike Mullen

Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Chairman and Analytics Champion (video companion to podcast)
July 21, 2010