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2007 HMC Mathematics Conference on Public Sector Operations Research

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General Information

The mathematics department at Harvey Mudd College hosted the ninth annual HMC Mathematics Conference (previously known as the Mt. Baldy Mathematics Conference) on Friday–Saturday, September 28–29, 2007. The topic this year was public-sector operations research. Keynote speakers will discuss applications of operations research models in the public sector and future directions for such research.

The conference was sponsored by the mathematics department at Harvey Mudd College and the National Science Foundation.

The organizer was Susan Martonosi.

Conference Poster

Conference Poster.

Speakers and Schedule

The opening talk will take place at 7:00 PM on Friday, September 28, 2007. The conference takes place on Saturday, September 29, 2007, and will run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the Galileo Halls at Harvey Mudd College.

Friday, September 28

7:00 PM
Arnold Barnett (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Is It Really Safe to Fly? (abstract | video)
This talk is free and open to the public. You do not need to be registered for the meeting to attend this talk.

Saturday, October 23

8:30 AM
9:00 AM
Welcome and introductory remarks (Galileo Hall)
9:15 AM
Margaret L. Brandeau (Stanford University)
OR and Public Health: A Little Help Can Go a Long Way (abstract | video)
10:15 AM
Poster session and refreshments
10:45 AM
Richard C. Larson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Designing and Managing Critical Infrastructures at the Intersection of Engineering/OR, Management and the Social Sciences (abstract | video)
11:45 AM
1:30 PM
Eva K. Lee (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Modeling and Optimizing the Public Health Infrastructure for Emergency Response to Bioterror Attacks and Infectious Disease Outbreaks (abstract)
2:30 PM
Poster session and refreshments
3:00 PM
Stephanie Snyder (USDA Forest Service)
Applying Operations Research Tools to Important Public Sector Problems in Forestry and Habitat Conservation (abstract | video)
4:00 PM
Open Discussion: Future Directions in Public Sector O.R.