Omega Rho Keynote lecture at the 2021 INFORMS Annual Meeting

I was honored to give the Omega Rho keynote lecture at the 2021 INFORMS Annual Meeting. My talked was entitled “A journey through public sector operations research.” My presentation was recorded and can be viewed on YouTube.

Laura Albert gives the 2021 Omega Rho Keynote

Further reading: Op-Eds

Travel bans can’t stop this pandemic. The Hill, March 18, 2020.

Opening the economy is not the problem — opening without a plan to control the risk is the problem, Fox News, July 3, 2020.

Ready for takeoff: Three simple guidelines for flying after vaccination, The Hill, February 7, 2021.

Also check out some of my other media appearances.

Further reading: Review articles and position papers

Albert, L.A. Engaging the Media: Telling Our Operations Research Stories to the Public. SN Oper. Res. Forum1, 14 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s43069-020-00017-0

Albert, L.A., Nikolaev, A., Lee, A.J., Fletcher, K., and Jacobson, S.H., 2021. A Review of Risk-Based Security and Its Impact on TSA PreCheck, To appear in IISE Transactions. https://doi.org/10.1080/24725854.2020.1825881

Enayaty-Ahangar, F., Albert, L.A., DuBois, E. 2021. A survey of optimization models and methods for cyberinfrastructure security. IISE Transactions 53(2), 182 – 198. https://doi.org/10.1080/24725854.2020.1781306

Further reading: Research papers

McLay, L.A., 2009.  A Maximum Expected Covering Location Model with Two Types of Servers, IIE Transactions 41(8), 730 – 741.

McLay, L. A., S. H. Jacobson, and J. E. Kobza, 2006. A Multilevel Passenger Prescreening Problem for Aviation Security, Naval Research Logistics 53 (3), 183 – 197.

McLay, L. A., S. H. Jacobson, and A. G. Nikolaev, 2009.  A Sequential Stochastic Passenger Screening Problem for Aviation Security, IIE Transactions 41(6), 575 – 591.

McLay, L.A., Mayorga, M.E., 2011.  Evaluating the Impact of Performance Goals on Dispatching Decisions in Emergency Medical Service. IIE Transactions on Healthcare Service Engineering 1, 185 – 196.

McLay, L.A., Moore, H. 2012. Hanover County Improves Its Response to Emergency Medical 911 Calls. Interfaces 42(4), 380-394.

McLay, L.A., Mayorga, M.E., 2013.  A model for optimally dispatching ambulances to emergency calls with classification errors in patient priorities. IIE Transactions 45(1), 1—24.

Toro-Diaz, H., Mayorga, M.E., Chanta, S., McLay, L.A., 2013. Joint location and dispatching decisions for Emergency Medical Services. Computers & Industrial Engineering 64(4), 917 – 928.

McLay, L.A., Mayorga, M.E., 2013.  A dispatching model for server-to-customer systems that balances efficiency and equity. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 15(2), 205 – 200.

Ansari, S., McLay, L.A., Mayorga, M.E., 2015. A Maximum Expected Covering Problem for District Design, Transportation Science 51(1), 376 – 390.

Yoon, S., Albert, L.A., and V.M. White 2021. A Scenario-Based Ambulance Location Model for Emergency Response with Two Types of Vehicles. To appear in ­Transportation Science. https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2020.1023

Yoon, S., and Albert, L.A. 2020. A dynamic ambulance routing model with multiple response. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review. 133, 101807. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2019.11.001

Yoon, S. and Albert, L.A., 2021. Dynamic Dispatch Policies for Emergency Response with Multiple Types of Vehicles. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review 152, 102405. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2021.102405

Zheng, K., Albert, L., Luedtke, J.R., Towle, E. 2019. A budgeted maximum multiple coverage model for cybersecurity planning and management, IISE Transactions 51(12), 1303-1317.

Laura Albert gives the 2021 Omega Rho Keynote


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