4 March 2020
10:00-3:00
121 Blake Rd.
Annapolis, MD 21402

Description: Decision-making is increasingly being driven by vast quantities, velocities, and varieties of data. Operations research (or analytics) offers many techniques for deriving insight from data, but the field of OR may be intimidating to those without a formal OR, computer science, or math background. The Executive Seminar provides senior decision-makers a basic toolkit for getting the most out of quantitative analysis. Over the course of several modules, this seminar will introduce the core techniques and processes of operations research in the context of real-world problems. Register now to become a better informed consumer of quantitative analysis.

Course Outline:

1. What is Analysis - Both what is and what isn't
2. Dealing with Uncertainty- Some simple examples involving the dangers of Expected Value, EVPI, etc.
3. Matching Models to Problems- How the choice of model and modeling approach can drive an answer
4. Statistical Learning and Statistical Computing- Computing environments, training, and computational complexity
5. Ethics in Analysis- Based on both ASSA and INFORMS Guidelines
6. Critiquing Analysis- Based on Jerry Brown's 'Five Questions'
7. Case Study
8. Capstone & Closing

Instructors:

 

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Mr. Harrison Schramm is an Operations Research Professional with experience in Government, Industry and Academia. He is a past Vice-President of MORS and has served in a number of professional roles, to include Chair of the Analytics cluster of INFORMS, Chair of the inaugural Emerging Techniques Special Meeting, and past Chair of the EPD as well as serving on the Edelman Prize Committee of INFORMS. He is a regular contributor to Phalanx and has a recurring column "The Five Minute Analyst" in INFORMS/Analytics Magazine. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA). He holds professional accreditation as a statistician from both the American and Royal Statistical Societies. He is a Certified Analytics Professional of INFORMS.

 

 

Dr. Paul Nicholas is an operations research scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD.  His research focuses on the application of advanced analytic techniques to problems in national security, an area in which he has numerous peer-reviewed publications and two patents.  A Marine veteran with several deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Paul is a member of the MORS Board of Directors and is a former MIT Seminar XXI fellow.  He received his PhD from George Mason University, where he teaches a graduate course on analytics and decision analysis.

 
 

Mr. Walt DeGrange is an Operations Research Professional with experience in Government, Industry and Academia. He is the Chair of the MORS Continuing Education Committee and the INFORMS SpORts Section as well as a MORS Board of Directors member. He is also on faculty and teaches at the University of Arkansas and serves as an Executive Practicum Advisor at the NC State Poole School of Management. In his role as a Principal Operations Research Analyst at CANA Advisors, he leads the sports analytics research area.

 

Payment Options

The "Invoice Me" option can only be used for the registration fee.  If you need assistance registering please contact Ms. Tina Yan, tina.yan@mors.org.

U.S. Federal Govt.  
MORS Sponsor

Member

$350

U.S. Federal Govt. 
MORS Sponsor 

Non-Member 

$450  

U.S. Federal Govt.

Member

$380

U.S. Federal Govt.

Non-Member

$480

IDA Employees Only*   

Member

$385

IDA Employees Only*

Non-Member

$480

All Others

Member

$400

All Others

Non-Member

$500

Contact

Event
Ms. Jennifer Ferat, jennifer.ferat@mors.org 

Registration
Ms. Tina Yan, tina.yan@mors.org