1Humanitarian Operations Pinar KeskinocakH. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyPromoting human welfare –“Doing good with good OR”Natural and manmade disastersOngoing problemsEnergy, water, food, environment, poverty, terrorism & war, health, education, democracy, population
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2OR/MS Research in Public SectorChaiken and Larson (1972), Methods for Allocating Urban Emergency Units: A SurveyLarson (1972), Urban Police Patrol AnalysisLarson and Odoni (1981), Urban Operations ResearchJones and Eden (1981), O.R. in the CommunityPollock, Rothkopf, Barnett (1994), eds., Operations Research in the Public SectorRitchie (1994), ed., Community Works: 26 Case Studies Showing Community Operational Research in ActionJohnson and Smilowitz (2007), Tutorial on Community-Based Operations ResearchKaplan (2008), Adventures in Policy modeling! Operations Research in the Community and beyondPublic sector examplesImproving the performance of fire and police departmentsDelivery of meals to senor citizens (Meals-on-Wheels)Delivery of blood to hospitalsHousingNeedle exchange Drug policy – enforcement vs. treatment?Guns and violenceInterlibrary loan deliveryPublic transportation“Routine” events vs. “disasters”