WBB’s own Dr. Rafael E. Matos, was invited to attend as Guest Lecturer of the Mathematics Department of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), in Indiana, PA, on February 21st, as part of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Speakers Program. Dr. Matos gave the following lectures that day:
General Talk – Title: Operations Research and the Role of Probability and Statistics in Military Analysis Career talk – Title: Why Major In Mathematics Or Contemplate A Career Grounded In Mathematics?
Advanced Talk – Title: Practical Application of Efficient Frontiers – Optimization and Visual Analytics
The lectures were attended by around 100 very interested and engaging IUP students and faculty members, many of which attended all three presentations. Matos took the opportunity to share his career experiences in Operations Research and his integration into Organizational Psychology as examples of the diverse applicability of mathematics in multiple fields. The INFORMS Speakers Program is designed to provide access to excellent speakers who are recognized experts in operations research, analytics, and the management sciences. Students and faculty at universities benefit from this program, especially those trying to strengthen their OR program or launch a related program.