Albert*, Laura (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Rina Schneur speaker

Laura Albert
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1513 University Ave.
3218 Mechanical Engineering Building
Madison, WI 53706 USA



Emergency Medical Services
(Graduate Students)

Public Sector Operations Research/Public Safety
(Undergraduate Students)

Emergency Response and Disaster Restoration
(Graduate Students)

Bracketology/Sports Analytics
(Undergraduate Students)

Education & Background

  • PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MS,  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • BS,  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Laura Albert, Ph.D., is a Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering and a Harvey D. Spangler Faculty Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests are in the field of operations research, with a particular focus on discrete optimization with application to homeland security and emergency response problems. Dr. Albert’s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of the Army, and Sandia National Laboratory. She has authored or co-authored more than 70 publications in archival journals and refereed proceedings. She has been awarded many honors for her research, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow Award, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Fellow Award, the INFORMS Impact Prize, four publication awards, a National Science Foundation CAREER award, a Fulbright Award, and a Department of the Army Young Investigator Award. She is a Department Editor for IISE Transactions and is on or has been on six other journal Editorial Boards. Dr. Albert has served on the INFORMS Board as the Vice President for Marketing, Communication, and Outreach and served as the Assistant Dean for Graduate Affairs in the College of Engineering at UW-Madison. She is the author of the blogs “Punk Rock Operations Research” and “Badger Bracketology.” You can find her on twitter at @lauraalbertphd.