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April 2015



UPDATE 4/2/15: Special International Issue — This year's special international issue of OR/MS Today, the 18th in the series, presents yet another worldwide tour of interesting O.R. applications, from railway planning in Kazakhstan to soccer scheduling in Chile to French Army logistics across France and Africa.

Other highlights from the April issue:

  • Operations research in Cuba
    A rare inside look at O.R. in Cuba — past, present and future — which is particularly topical given the recent semi-restoration of relationships between the United States and Cuba. [MEMBERS ONLY ARTICLE]

  • Fighting flooding in Mozambique
    O.R.-driven efforts to predict and therefore mitigate the devastating effects of flooding in the Limpopo River Basin in Mozambique. [MEMBERS ONLY ARTICLE]

  • The most interesting person in the (O.R.) world
    An interview with Georgia Tech professor Eva Lee, whose work on a wide range of globally important issues such as healthcare delivery, disaster relief and pandemic response makes her perhaps "the most interesting person in the O.R. world." [MEMBERS ONLY ARTICLE]

  • Forum
    Believe it or not, the British Parliament once debated why students were being taught "irrelevant" topics such as quadratic equations. [MEMBERS ONLY ARTICLE]

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