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Guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Michael Gorman

Wednesday 26 September 2018
Gorlaeus Building
Einsteinweg 55
2333 CC Leiden
Gorlaeus Havingazaal

Analytics in Action: Examples of real-world applications of Operations Research


Analytics facilitates realization of business objectives through reporting of data to analyze trends, creating predictive models for forecasting and optimizing business processes for enhanced performance. Through a non-technical presentation of problems, approaches, and solutions in six different applications that run the gamut of analytics applications, Prof.dr. Michael F. Gorman will cover several important concepts in Operations Research. Commonalities of these applications are discussed.


Michael F. Gorman is the JW Berry Endowed Professor at University of Dayton School of Business. Dr. Gorman has ten years of experience in the rail industry at BNSF Railway, and regularly consults for dozens of shippers and carriers in transportation and logistics issues. Dr. Gorman has published over fifty scholarly articles in journals as well written a number of general interest articles. He has delivered over 100 scholarly presentations. He was twice a finalist in INFORMS Daniel Wagner Competition for Applied Research, and a semifinalist and finalist in the Edelman competition in. He is the founding president of the Analytics Section of INFORMS, and the creator of the Innovative Applications in Analytics Award. He is currently the Editor in Chief of Interfaces and holds a number of other editorial positions at academic journals. 

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