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{ Monthly Archives } March 2011

The Appeal of Operations Research and Sports

For a more recent comment on MLB scheduling and the Stephensons see my response to the 30 for 30 video. The relationship between operations research and sports is one topic that I return to often on this site.    This is not surprising:  I am co-owner of a small sports scheduling company that provides schedules to […]

Great Way to Get to The INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research

I am very much looking forward to attending this year’s INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research (formally the INFORMS Practice Conference).  I am a judge for the Edelmans, so I will be spending Monday watching the presentations and asking tough questions (“Wow, did you really save $200 million?  That’s so cool!”).  I’ll also […]

Programming versus Optimization

Renaming is a powerful way to show change.  Recently, I came across two colleagues who changed names.  Once did the equivalent of changing names from Michael to Michelle, signifying some very significant life changes.  The other went from a name like John Smith to Luigi Backtrend (real names changed to protect the innocent!), wanting to […]