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HumanitarianLogistics - Humanitarian Operations Pinar...

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1 Humanitarian Operations Pinar Keskinocak H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology Promoting human welfare – “Doing good with good OR” Natural and manmade disasters Ongoing problems Energy, water, food, environment, poverty, terrorism & war, health, education, democracy, population
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2 OR/MS Research in Public Sector Chaiken and Larson (1972), Methods for Allocating Urban Emergency Units: A Survey Larson (1972), Urban Police Patrol Analysis Larson and Odoni (1981), Urban Operations Research Jones and Eden (1981), O.R. in the Community Pollock, Rothkopf, Barnett (1994), eds., Operations Research in the Public Sector Ritchie (1994), ed., Community Works: 26 Case Studies Showing Community Operational Research in Action Johnson and Smilowitz (2007), Tutorial on Community- Based Operations Research Kaplan (2008), Adventures in Policy modeling! Operations Research in the Community and beyond Public sector examples Improving the performance of fire and police departments Delivery of meals to senor citizens (Meals-on- Wheels) Delivery of blood to hospitals Housing Needle exchange Drug policy – enforcement vs. treatment? Guns and violence Interlibrary loan delivery Public transportation “Routine” events vs. “disasters”
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