Resoundingly Human, the new podcast from INFORMS, is dedicated to bringing O.R. and analytics to life by highlighting the incredible contributions of the men and women who are using O.R. and analytics to save lives, save money, and solve problems.
Resoundingly Human: What is … an interview with Sam Buttrey, winner of Jeopardy! Tournament of Professors!
In this week’s episode I’m thrilled to be joined by a very special guest, Sam Buttrey, an associate professor of operations research at the Naval Postgraduate School and winner of the first-ever Jeopardy! Tournament of Professors. Sam competed against professors from across the country and in a variety of disciplines to win not only the $100,000 grand prize, but an opportunity to further compete in the 2022 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions.
Resoundingly Human: Approaching 2022 with an optimistic (and excited!) eye to the future
Welcome to a brand-new year of Resoundingly Human podcasts! Whether this is your first episode, or you are a long-time listener, thank you for joining us and I hope you’ll subscribe for for even more great content highlighting the incredible contributions of INFORMS members.
To kick off the first episode of the new year, joining me is the 2022 INFORMS president Radhika Kulkarni, a member of the analytics industry for 35+ years, most recently as the VP of Advanced Analytics R&D at SAS.
Resoundingly Human: Let’s see how far we’ve come! A look back over a year of great content
This year’s episodes of the Resoundingly Human podcast covered a wide spectrum of research, discoveries and ground-breaking applications in O.R., analytics, data science and more that are having a significant impact on the world around us. Let’s take a look back over some highlights from 2021!
Resoundingly Human: Overcoming obstacles to achieve objectives and (finally) returning to normal
Since I first met with the 2021 INFORMS president Stephen Graves earlier this year, INFORMS has achieved several significant milestones despite the continued challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, to include the launching of a new strategic plan and a return to in-person meetings with the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA earlier this fall. Now as 2021 draws to a close, Steve joins me for his final interview as president for a look back over the past year and all that INFORMS has accomplished.
Resoundingly Human: Food delivery services & restaurants: ‘Caught in a bad romance’?
The COVID-19 pandemic brought many challenges to the restaurant industry. A shining light seemed to come in the form of food delivery services, which enabled restaurants to reopen and safely provide food to patrons. But is the relationship between restaurants and food delivery services really a healthy one, especially with indoor dining allowed once again? Joining me to explore this topic is Manlu Chen with Renmin University of China’s School of Business.
Resoundingly Human: Improving guidelines for hypertension treatment to save lives
Knowing when to start treating someone for hypertension is extremely important, as elevated blood pressure can lead to heart disease, stroke, and even death. Anthony Bonifonte with Denison University joins me for this episode to discuss brand new research that can help guide a physician’s decision of when to begin medicating for hypertension, resulting in thousands of lives saved.