02/ 05/09         MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT, FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY

            MATH COLLOQUIUM, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2009,

11:00 AM, STR #138

 

INVITED  SPEAKER:           Steven E. Butt, Ph.D., Associate Professor,                                                                 

Tycho Fredericks, Ph.D., CPE                                                                            

Amanda Glick, masters student and graduate of FSU                                        

Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering,                                              

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

TITLE:           Experiences in Operations Research

Abstract:

Operations Research (OR) has enhanced organizations and experiences all around us, from better scheduling of transportation and workforces, to the design of waiting lines at theme parks.  This presentation will discuss several interesting applications of OR from recent work on international, national and local projects.  Projects include work with government agencies, airlines, lifeboat designers, hospitals, recruiters, furniture designers, and more.  Hopefully, this presentation will peak the interest of those individuals that like to solve problems using mathematics, statistics, and computers to consider an exciting career in OR.

 

REFRESHMENTS:  11:00 AM, STARR 138

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