If you’re a first time Punk Rock Operations Research visitor, thank you for visiting my blog. I am just a humble university professor. If you’re reading this, you are just as curious about vampires as I am. Many of you know quite a bit more about vampire population dynamics than I do. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and for recommending books and movies. I have a lot to learn!
If you haven’t heard of the field of operations research yet, it can be defined as the science of applying math and other analytical methods to make better decisions. Operations research applies interdisciplinary methods (including math, engineering, economics, computer science, statistics, business, etc.) to improve our world and to make better decisions–and to prove it mathematically! We usually apply math to more realistic problems than modeling vampire populations. 🙂
If you are curious, I urge you to read more about operations research online. A good place to start is another operations research blog–start with any on my Blogroll on the right side of this page. We’re geeks, but we have fun, too.
Other blog responses:
- New Scientist
- Boing Boing
- Axxon in Spanish (no time to translate)
- D’arte Board
- I have no hope of translating this one
- Operations research at Virginia Commonwealth University
- Operations research resources
- Institute for operations research and the management sciences
- Science of better