Charlie Epps, the hero of Numb3rs Al Blumstein, a real OR hero
This was a presentation for the math students (mainly graduate students) at UGA concerning the nature of Operations Research as a possible profession.
I used the TV show Numb3rs as an example of the types of projects that might be undertaken by OR professionals in the criminal justice field. I also introduced Al Blumstein, an OR professional who actually created solutions for criminal justice problems.
I gave some definitions, for example, OR is the Science of Better, and listed a number of the techniques used in OR. I talked about the OR process, the skills required for an OR professional, and gave examples of my past projects.
Finally, I discussed a real OR problem in some detail.
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Solving Complex Operational and Organizational Problems
Dr. Dean S. Hartley III, Principal