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{ Monthly Archives } June 2009

Punk Rock OR Blogger Addresses Aviation Security

Laura McLay, author of Punk Rock Operations Research, has an interesting research paper out on identifying risky airline passengers in order to increase security for them. It is costly (both in money and in passenger inconvenience) to subject everyone to the highest level of screening. So who should be screened, given limited screening resources? Laura […]

Advertising Operational Research (but maybe a few updates are in order?)

The Operational Research Society (the U.K. equivalent of INFORMS) has a website about operational research (the U.K. equivalent of operations research) aimed at students and teachers called Learn about OR. This makes a great adjunct to the INFORMS site, the Science of Better, aimed at business. Lots of good examples and good advice about getting […]