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: Leveraging analytics to support voter turnout in Black communities
In this episode we’ll highlight some ways that INFORMS members are leveraging O.R. and analytics to provide data-driven insight in support of secure and accessible voting for all. For this discussion I’m joined by Karthik Balasubramanian with Howard University and Chris Parker with American University to discuss their role with BlockPower, a nonprofit organization focused on increasing voter turnout in Black communities.
Resoundingly Human: Using data to address risks in election security
As we look back at the 2020 elections, and ahead to future elections, how can voter security be better ensured in a way that doesn’t lead to voter suppression? Joining me to share valuable, data-based insight is Josh Dehlinger with Towson University. We’ll review what we learned from the 2020 elections when mail-in ballots played an unprecedented role, discuss some of what is currently unfolding with new legislation, and where efforts should really be focused to ensure voting remains secure and accessib
Resoundingly Human: Making workplaces more inclusive for all
More than 61 million adults in the United States are living with a disability. To put that into perspective, 1 in 4 adults are pursuing their personal and professional goals and dreams, all while managing the unique challenges a disability. And while legislation prohibits discrimination, the unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities is still nearly 18%. Joining me to discuss his research into the employment of persons with disabilities is Dustin Cole with Michigan State University.
Resoundingly Human: Who’s flying the plane? The future of air travel and transportation
Picture it, you look up to the sky at an airspace populated by both manned and unmanned aircraft of all shapes and sizes, delivering goods and people across the country, from the largest cities to the most rural locations. Sounds like the backdrop to a great sci fi movie set far in the future right? Well, not exactly. To help explore what our future airspace might look like as well as our path to getting there, I am joined by John-Paul Clarke, a professor with The University of Texas at Austin.
Resoundingly Human: From analytics to the Eagles: A journey to the NFL
While analytics has played a role in professional sports for years, one area seeing increasing adoption and expanding application is within the NFL and its professional football teams.
Joining me for this episode to provide a play-by-play on the growing role of analytics in football, as well as his own journey (with some interesting twists and turns) to working with the Philadelphia Eagles is Zachary Steever.
Resoundingly Human: Addressing challenges and embracing new opportunities
At the start of the year, I held my first interview with the 2021 INFORMS president Stephen Graves where we discussed his goals and objectives for the year ahead, as well as got to know our new president a little better! Now almost six months into the year and his role as president, I am once again pleased to welcome Stephen Graves to join me on this episode, to discuss progress and milestones so far and what the rest of the year holds for INFORMS and its members!
Makes Complex Subject Matter Accessible
This is a great podcast for learning how analytics, operations research and data are used in everyday situations to solve big problems. It humanizes and simplifies complex subject matter. Definitely worth subscribing!