This page contains teaching materials, code, data, and other materials that I put together over the years.
Slides for various invited talks are tagged here and listed below:
- Advanced analytics for supporting public policy, bracketology, and beyond! My WISCNET 2017 keynote.
- The math behind March Madness
- Fuzzy Vance Lecture in Mathematics at Oberlin in 2015
- German OR Society semi-plenary lecture in 2014
Blog posts about courses I’ve taught:
- Engineering systems: critical infrastructure and logistics (freshmen introduction to engineering module)
- Public sector operations research: a PhD seminar course (the course blog is here)
Categories: Decision Analysis (DA), linear programming (LP), integer programming (IP), modeling (MOD), applied probability (AP), and simulation (SIM)
- [SIM] Presidential election forecasting model similar to what Nate Silver developed for 538. I have instructions, an Excel spreadsheet for Monte Carlo simulation, and an Excel spreadsheet that can be used with @RISK.
- [IP,MOD] My slides on modeling how to locate ambulances for responding to calls for service
- [LP] My slides on football decision-making and game theory
- [DA] I made an Excel spreadsheet to perform a MODA analysis on how I should obtain my morning cup of coffee. The blog posts are here and here.
- [DA] I made an Excel spreadsheet to perform MODA analysis on which washing machine to purchase. The blog posts are here and here.
- [AP, MOD] I created an Excel spreadsheet model to compute the expected number of state license plates I would see on a road trip. The related blog posts are here and here.
- [LP] I created a linear programming model in an Excel spreadsheet (instructions here if you want to use this as a teaching aid) for solving the assignment problem that was applied to a real data set to arrange marriages. The related blog post is here.