Past Mors-Talks

Designed to keep the MORS community connected and engaged, bi-weekly MORS-Talks cover relevant issues, professional, technical and career development topics.

Episode 52
16 July

General Norton Schwartz USAF (Ret)

Developing & Validating Requirements: Are Rapid Fielding and Peer Competition Inherently Compatible?

General Norton Schwartz USAF (Ret)

Join us for a discussion about Developing & Validating Requirements: Are Rapid Fielding and Peer Competition Inherently Compatible? with General Norton Schwartz! Read More

Episode 51
2 July

Dr. Peter Perla
Dr. Ed McGrady

GameNation with Peter and Ed Part II

Dr. Peter Perla

Dr. Ed McGrady

Join us for a discussion about GameNation with Peter and Ed Part II with Dr. Peter Perla and Dr. Ed McGrady! Read More

Episode 50
11 June

Dr. Ralph Semmel

The Path to Systems Innovation: R&D, Analysis and Service to the Nation

Dr. Ralph Semmel

Join us for a discussion about The Path to Systems Innovation: R&D, Analysis and Service to the Nation with Dr. Ralph Semmels! Read More

Episode 49
4 June

Ms. Kristina O'Brien
Major Matthew Webb

Analytical Approaches for the Logistics Community

Ms. Kristina O'Brien

Major Matthew Webb

Join us for a discussion about Analytical Approaches for the Logistics Community with Ms. Kristina O'Brien and Major Matthew Webb! Read More

Episode 48
28 May

Dr. Steve Riese

Lessons Learned Trying to Solve the World’s Problems

Dr. Steve Riese

Join us for a discussion about Lessons Learned Trying to Solve the World’s Problems with Dr. Steve Riese! Read More

Episode 47
7 May

Ms. Colleen Keller Sterling

Bayesian Search for Missing Aircraft

Ms. Colleen Keller Sterling

Join us for a discussion about Bayesian Search for Missing Aircraft with Ms. Colleen Keller Sterling! Read More

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Episode 46
30 April

Ms. Patricia Dexter

Red Teaming Activities in Australia

Ms. Patricia Dexter

Join us for a discussion about Red Teaming Activities in Australia with Ms. Patricia Dexter! Read More

Episode 45
23 April

Dr. George Akst

Reminiscing on a 40+Year Career in Military Operations Research

Dr. George Akst

Join us for a discussion about Reminiscing on a 40+Year Career in Military Operations Research with Dr. George Akst! Read More

Episode 44
16 April

Ret. Colonel Timothy Alben

Boston Marathon Bombing Investigation

Ret. Colonel Timothy Alben

Join us for a discussion about Boston Marathon Bombing Investigation with Ret. Colonel Timothy Alben! Read More

Episode 43
9 April

Rear Admiral Jesse Wilson

Relevance of Analytics in Today's Defense and National Security Affairs Environment

Rear Admiral Jesse Wilson

Join us for a discussion about Relevance of Analytics in Today's Defense and National Security Affairs Environment with Rear Admiral Jesse Wilson! Read More

Episode 42
26 March

Ms. Robbin Beall
Dr. Angela Giddings
Dr. Jackie Henningsen
Ms. Susan Reardon

Women in Leadership

Ms. Robbin Beall

Dr. Angela Giddings

Dr. Jackie Henningsen

Ms. Susan Reardon

Join us for a discussion about Women in Leadership with Ms. Robbin Beall, Dr. Angela Giddings, Dr. Jackie Henningsen, and Ms. Susan Reardon! Read More

Episode 41
19 March

COL Matthew Dabkowski
LCDR Jeffrey Lineberry
Dr. Ian Frommer

Military Academy Educators Panel

COL Matthew Dabkowski

LCDR Jeffrey Lineberry

Dr. Ian Frommer

Join us for a discussion about Military Academy Educators Panel with COL Matthew Dabkowski, LCDR Jeffrey Lineberry and Dr. Ian Frommer! Read More

Episode 40
12 March

General Richard Clarke

SOCOM’s Utilization of Analysis and Data

General Richard Clarke

Join us for a discussion about SOCOM’s Utilization of Analysis and Data with General Richard Clarke! Read More

Episode 39
5 March

Mr. Walter Kulzy

Everything You Need to Know About the Survey Process

Mr. Walter “W” Kulzy

Join us for a discussion about Everything You Need to Know About the Survey Process with Mr. Walter “W” Kulzy! Read More

Episode 38
26 February

Dr. Suzanne Beers

test & Evaluation for Decision Support

Dr. Suzanne Beers

Join us for a discussion about test & Evaluation for Decision Support with Dr. Suzanne Beers! Read More

Episode 37
19 February

Mr. Doowan Lee

Open Source Intelligence and National Security in the Age of Disinformation

Mr. Doowan Lee

Join us for a discussion about Open Source Intelligence and National Security in the Age of Disinformation with Mr. Doowan Lee! Read More

Episode 36
12 February

Mr. Bob Prescott

Operations Research in the UK

Mr. Bob Prescott

Join us for a discussion about Operations Research in the UK with Mr. Bob Prescott! Read More

Episode 35
5 February

Mr. Jonathan McEntee

DHS Research & Development

Mr. Jonathan McEntee

Join us for a discussion about DHS Research & Development with Mr. Jonathan McEntee! Read More

Episode 34
29 January

Dr. Angela Giddings

DNA Makeup as Analytics Professionals within the Air Force

Dr. Angela Giddings

Join us for a discussion about DNA Makeup as Analytics Professionals within the Air Force with Dr. Angela Giddings! Read More

Episode 33
22 January

The Honorable Patrick Murphy

Veterans Issues

The Honorable Patrick Murphy

Join us for a discussion about Veterans Issues with The Honorable Patrick Murphy! Read More

Episode 32
15 January

Dr. Forrest Crain

My Lessons Learned in the Practice of OR

Dr. Forrest Crain

Join us for a discussion about My Lessons Learned in the Practice of OR with Dr. Forrest Crain! Read More

Episode 31
8 January

LCDR Matt Powers

MORS 2021 Programs and the Education Colloquium

LCDR Matt Powers

Join us for a discussion about MORS 2021 Programs and the Education Colloquium with LCDR Matt Powers! Read More

Episode 30
4 December

Major General Kimberly A. Crider
Dr. Gerald (Jerry) Diaz

U.S. Space Force Becoming a Digital Service

Major General Kimberly A. Crider

Dr. Gerald (Jerry) Diaz

Join us for a discussion about U.S. Space Force Becoming a Digital Service with Major General Kimberly A. Crider and Dr. Gerald (Jerry) Diaz! Read More

Episode 29
20 November

Dave Saranchak
David Azari

Emerging Techniques Forum (ETF)

Mr. Dave Saranchak

Dr. David Azari

Join us for a discussion about Emerging Techniques Forum (ETF) with Chair, Dave Saranchak and Co-Chair, David Azari! Read More

Episode 28
13 November

Mr. Terry McKearney
Dr. Ray Hill

Phalanx & MOR Journal: Getting Published

Mr. Terry McKearney

Dr. Ray Hill

Join us for a discussion about Phalanx & MOR Journal: Getting Published with Mr. Terry McKearney and Dr. Ray Hill! Read More

Episode 27
6 November

Dr. Ed McGrady
Dr. Peter Perla

GameNation with Peter & Ed

Dr. Ed McGrady

Dr. Peter Perla

Join us for a discussion about GameNation with Peter & Ed with Dr. Ed McGrady and Dr. Peter Perla! Read More

Episode 26
30 October

Dr. Rafael Matos

The Challenges of Forecasting the Behaviors of Criminal Minds

Dr. Rafael Matos

Join us for a discussion about The Challenges of Forecasting the Behaviors of Criminal Minds with Dr. Rafael Matos! Read More

Episode 25
23 October

Ms. Virginia 'Robbin' Beall

What's New in Navy Ops Analysis?

Ms. Virginia "Robbin" Beall

Join us for a discussion about What's New in Navy Ops Analysis? with Ms. Virginia "Robbin" Beall! Read More

Episode 24
16 October

Dr. Andy Loerch
Dr. Brandon McConnell

Graduate Education Opportunities in OR

Dr. Andy Loerch

Dr. Brandon McConnell

Join us for a discussion about Graduate Education Opportunities in OR with Dr. Andy Loerch and Dr. Brandon McConnell! Read More

Episode 23
9 October

Mr. Douglas Hoffman

The State of Analytics at USMC

Mr. Douglas Hoffman

Join us for an important discussion with Mr. Douglas Hoffman, the Marine Corps sponsor for MORS on The State of Analytics at USMC. Read More

Episode 22
2 October

Mr. Harrison Schramm

How to Make a U.S. Digital Service Academy Work

Mr. Harrison Schramm

Join us for a discussion about How to Make a U.S. Digital Service Academy Work with Harrison Schramm! Read More

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Episode 21
25 September

Renee G. Carlucci
Sarah Stewart
Brittlea Brown

Women in Analytics

Ms. Renee Carlucci

Ms. Sarah Stewart

Ms. Brittlea Brown

Join us for a discussion about Women in Analytics with Renee Carlucci, Sarah Stewart and Brittlea Brown! Read More

Episode 20
18 September

Sam Huddleston
Brian Macdonald
Ian Kloo

Applying Sports Analytics to Military OR (Part II)

Mr. Sam Huddleston

Dr. Brian Macdonald

Mr. Ian Kloo

Join us for the 2nd edition of Applying Sports Analytics to Military OR with Mr. Sam Huddleston, Dr. Brian Macdonald and Mr. Ian Kloo. Read More

Episode 19
11 September

Colonel James Hickey, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Capture of Saddam Hussein

Colonel James Hickey, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Colonel James Hickey, U.S. Army (Ret.) joins us in discussion over his leadership in Operation Red Dawn, the U.S. military effort that captured Saddam Hussein in December 2003 in Iraq. Read More

Episode 18
28 August

Dr. Nate Bastian

Technology in Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Nate Bastian

Nate discusses the broad topic of Artificial Intelligence, its foundations and impacts, and various technologies utilized. Read More

Episode 17
21 August

Heath Rushing
Tom Donnelly

Text Analytics – Learning from Unstructured Data

Mr. Heath Rushing

Dr. Tom Donnelly

Join us in discussion with Mr. Heath Rushing from Adsurgo and Dr. Tom Donnelly from the SAS Institute. Read More

Episode 16
14 August

Mr. Arthur (Trip) Barber

Comparing Being an Analytic Organizational Leader in Government vs. Private Sector

Mr. Arthur (Trip) Barber

Trip Barber will provide his perspective on comparing the experience of being an analytic organizational leader in the government versus in the private sector. Read More

Episode 15
7 August

Steve Stoddard

The Army’s Need for an Analytic Agenda

Dr. Steve Stoddard

Join us for an important discussion with our Army Sponsor, Dr. Steve Stoddard. Read More

Episode 14
31 July

Dr. Andy Loerch

The Future of Analytics in Education

Dr. Andy Loerch

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Andy Loerch about the future of analytics in education. Read More

Episode 13
24 July

Shaun Doheney

The Military to Civilian Journey

Mr. Shaun Doheney

Mr. Shaun Doheney will discuss transitioning from military to civilian life, as well as some of the useful tools that can assist in the transition. Read More

Episode 12
17 July

Sam Huddleston
Scott Nestler
David Hughes

Applying Sports Analytics to Military OR

Mr. Sam Huddleston

Mr. Scott Nestler

LTC David Hughes

Join us for a panel discussion with sports analytics gurus Sam Huddleston, Scott Nestler and David Hughes to find out how one can apply sports analytics to military operations research. Read More

Episode 11
10 July

Stephen Harrison

How Australia Will Use AFSIM as Part of Their OR Tool Kit

Mr. Stephen Harrison

Join us for an interview with Stephen Harrison, Research Leader for the Australian Department of Defence Aerospace Capability Analysis Branch. Read More

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Episode 10
26 June

Bob Sheldon
Mike Garrambone
Bill Dunn

MORS Oral History Project

Dr. Bob Sheldon

Mr. Mike Garrambone

Mr. Bill Dunn

Join us for an interview with Bob Sheldon, Mike Garrambone and Bill Dunn for an update on the MORS Oral History Project. Read More

Episode 9
12 June

Yuna Wong

Deterrence in the Age of Thinking Machines

Ms. Yuna Wong

Join us for an interesting discussion about artificial intelligence and autonomous systems. Read More

Episode 8
5 June

Harrison Schramm
Peter Kouretsos

Implications of COVID-19 on the DoD

Mr. Harrison Schramm

Mr. Peter Kouretsos

Join us for an interview on the implications COVID-19 is having on the Department of Defense. Read More

Episode 7
29 May

Jonell Samberson
David Myers

MORS in 2050: A Junior Analyst’s Perspective

Dr. Jonell Samberson, Dr. David Myers
& Mr. Mike Bond

Join us for an interview with some of our Junior Analysts. Read More

Episode 6
22 May

Simon Goerger

State of the Society: How MORS is Adapting to the Current Environment

Dr. Simon Goerger
 

Join us for an interview with Dr. Simon Goerger. Read More

Episode 5
15 May

Chandler Swallow

Driving the Rapid Transition From Kinetic Warfare to Algorithmic Warfare

Mr. Chandler Swallow
 

Join us for an interview with Mr. Chandler Swallow. Read More

Episode 4
8 May

Joe Adams

Resiliency, Recovery & Reset Post COVID-19

Mr. Joe Adams
 

Join us for Joe’s insightful views on this topic that affects all of us. Read More

Episode 3
1 May

Ann E. Rondeau

NPS President Addresses Distance Learning in Current Environment

Retired Vice Adm. Ann E. Rondeau
 

Join us for a compelling interview with Admiral Rondeau, President of the Naval Postgraduate School. Read More

Episode 2
24 April

Norm Reitter

Using a Data Analytics Approach for Land Management Decisions

Mr. Norm Reitter
 

Join us for an interview with Mr. Norm Reitter to learn about an app he has been instrumental in developing. Read More

Episode 1
17 April

Walt DeGrange
Duncan Ellis

Off to the Races

Mr. Walt DeGrange

Mr. Duncan Ellis

We are off to the races with an interview featuring Mr. Walt DeGrange and Mr. Duncan Ellis, a Navy racing team driven by analysis and daredevil spirit.