Wednesday, September 16 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Operations Research Seminar
Rocky Mountain INFORMS chapter meeting: The Escapades of an Operations Research

Our first (virtual) speaker will be BGEN (ret.) Andrew Armacost, now President of the University of North Dakota.

Title: The Escapades of an Operations Researcher

Abstract: This talk offers a retrospective on some key optimization models developed (with others) for UPS, the Air Force, and the Air Force Academy. This talk will offer key elements of the modeling, reaction from the sponsors, and several key OR modeling and consulting lessons learned along the way. We’ll end the talk with several observations about our data-rich world and about COVID and decision making.

Bio: Andy Armacost became the President of the University of North Dakota on June 1, 2020. He served for 30 years as an Air Force officer, retiring as a Brigadier General. Twenty of his active duty years were spent at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, culminating in his role as the Dean of the Faculty (Chief Academic Officer). Andy has been recognized for his disciplinary expertise, academic leadership, and commitment to interdisciplinary learning. His lifetime of work, as both scholar and leader, earned him recent recognition as an INFORMS Fellow and lifetime achievement awards from both the Air Force and the Military Operations Research Society. His degrees include a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern, and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Date and Time: 6pm Mountain Daylight time, Wednesday, September 16


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Speaker:Andrew Armacost
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