Flint Hall Room 109
80 Newell Drive
Gainesville, FL 32611
Speaker: Ravindra Ahuja, Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Florida, Founder and CEO of Optym.
Title: Creating Success Stories of Operations Research
Abstract: Need for optimization exists in all industries. As our economies grow, the need for automation and optimization is continuing to grow even more rapidly. In this talk, I will describe several business problems faced by transportation companies, how we solved them using optimization and simulation techniques and what benefits were created. I will share with the audience what it takes to create success stories of Operations Research; it is not only the model but several supporting capabilities must work together to make a model work and make an impact. I will also share my bitter-sweet experiences from my journey as an academician into an entrepreneur.