Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sustaining Supply Chains in Disasters -- Podcast and Poster

I had the pleasure of being interviewed recently by Mr. Michael Breen of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for the series Mathematical Moments.

Mr. Breen had attended my presentation at the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting last February in Washington DC. I had the honor of speaking on the Mathematics and Collective Behavior panel that was organized by Dr. Warren Page.

The interview is on Sustaining the Supply Chain and focuses on the research of my team on humanitarian logistics and disaster management.

The interview is now featured on the AMS website, along with an accompanying poster.

The link to the poster is at:

and you can directly access the podcast interview at:

The Isenberg School has made a note of the podcast on its homepage.

The series Mathematical Moments highlights, in a graphic and informative way, the myriad ways in which mathematics illuminates our world and contributes to society. Plus, through such a series, one can engage others, including students, as well as the public, on timely topics.

You may find information on our relevant publications here

Some of the outcomes of the workshop on Humanitarian Logistics:Networks for Africa, funded through the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center Program, and that I organized, which I noted in the podcast interview, can be found on a companion website.