Kicking off the new year with our 2023 INFORMS President!

Welcome to a brand-new year of Resoundingly Human podcasts! Whether this is your first episode, or you are a long-time listener, thank you for joining us and I hope you’ll subscribe for even more great content highlighting the incredible contributions of INFORMS members.

To kick off our first episode of the new year, joining me is the 2023 INFORMS President Laura Albert, professor and department chair of industrial & systems engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

I thrive when I have many challenges, when I have a lot to do. I laugh because my mom always says I needed a good challenge, and no I have more than I can count! But between my academic research, my department duties, and INFORMS presidency, I get out of bed every morning excited about seeing what I have to do next. For me, I’m having more fun than ever!

Interviewed this episode:

Laura Albert

2023 INFORMS President

Laura Albert, Ph.D., is a Professor and the David Gustafson Department Chair of Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the 2023 President of INFORMS. Her research interests are in the field of operations research and analytics with application to homeland security, emergency response, and public sector problems. Professor Albert’s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of the Army, and Sandia National Laboratory. She has authored or co-authored more than 70 publications in archival journals and refereed proceedings. She has been awarded many honors for her research, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow Award, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Fellow Award, the INFORMS Impact Prize, a National Science Foundation CAREER award, a Department of the Army Young Investigator Award, and a Fulbright Award.

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