Dr. Larry Wein Speaks At 2009 Distinguished Lecture
Dr. Lawrence "Larry" Wein's expertise in operations research and homeland security was the topic of the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering's Second Annual Distinguished Lecture.
If you were not able to attend this captivating presentation, you now have the opportunity to view a video of the presentation at
Dr. Wein, professor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and a Philip McCord Morse Lecturer, addressed topics related to his research in public health and homeland security including:
* preparedness and response to bio-terror anthrax attacks and to bio-terror attacks on food supply chains;
* routes of transmission and infection control for pandemic influenza; and
* biometrics (e.g. fingerprint matching) to prevent terrorists from entering the country.
The 2009 lecture took place on March 5th to a room full of faculty, students, and alumni.
The Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering's annual Distinguished Lecture Series is designed to bring in highly prominent speakers who have made a significant contribution to society through research areas of interest to ISyE faculty and students and to provide a forum for the students, faculty, staff and alumni from the Georgia Tech community to interact with the distinguished lecturer.
Started in 2008, the inception of the Distinguished Lecture event featured Dr. William
"Bill" Pulleyblank, Vice President of the Center for Business Optimization at IBM Global Business Services. The premier address, entitled Computing, Business, and Operations Research: The Next Challenges, focused on the numerous opportunities and challenges in computing, business, and operations research. Dr. Pulleyblank's presentation can be viewed at: http://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/21229