I arrived back from Washington DC about 1AM this morning after a late flight. I was in DC to speak and take part in a fascinating international expert panel on Financial Supernetworks.
Today, I had a lot to catch up on but was very much looking forward to hearing my College of Engineering colleague, Professor Erin Baker, speak this afternoon in our UMass Amherst INFORMS Speaker Series. Her presentation title is below.
UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter.
The students had brought food - pizza plus pastries and fresh fruit and rinks, which were served prior to Professor Baker's lecture. She was introduced by the very energetic and hard-working Chapter President, doctoral student in Management Science at the Isenberg School, Pritha Dutta.
Her research focuses on decision analysis and energy, including renewables (and she is head of a big NSF IGERT project on wind energy). She is an active member of INFORMS.
The application of the theoretical framework was to energy R&D portfolios since there is disagreement among experts on the best solutions for climate change.