Industrial and Systems Engineering
Hometown: Middleton, Wisconsin
Laura Albert, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her research interests are in the field of operations research, with a particular focus on discrete optimization with application to homeland security and emergency response problems. She has authored or co-authored 45 publications in archival journals and refereed proceedings. Her research has been awarded several honors, including four best paper awards and an NSF CAREER Award. Dr. Laura Albert is the INFORMS Vice President for Marketing, Communication, and Outreach. She is the author of the blogs “Punk Rock Operations Research” and “Badger Bracketology.” You can find her on twitter at @lauraalbertphd
How to Rank Sports Teams and Forecast Game Outcomes Using Math Models
Dr. Laura Albert will talk about bracketology, March Madness, and the college football playoff.
Approximate Length of Talk: Variable, 20 minutes to 1 hour
The Evolution of Aviation Security
Dr. Laura Albert will talk about the evolution of passenger screening from the beginning until now.
Approximate Length of Talk: Variable, 20 minutes to an hour