Marijuana’s impact on alcohol and tobacco industries

In this episode, I am joined by Pengyuan Wang, assistant professor in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, to discuss her new research published in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science, which looks at the impact of legalizing marijuana on the alcohol and tobacco industries, with some surprising results, as well as some interesting insight into which demographics are most interested. Spoiler alert, kids keep an eye on your parents!

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Predicting seizures, protecting patients

Some of the most impactful applications of O.R. and analytics are those in the medical field, improving patient outcomes and saving lives. Joining me for this episode are Cynthia Rudin, professor of computer science, electrical and computer engineering and statistical science at Duke University’s Prediction Analysis Lab and Dr. Aaron Struck, a neurologist with the Department of Neurology at the University of Wisconsin. They were members of a multi-university research team whose work on predicting damaging seizures in brain injury patients was recognized with the 2019 Innovative Applications in Analytics Award, presented earlier this year at the INFORMS Business Analytics Conference.

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