O.R. and Analytics in the News

PSDcast – Can the AI Pandora be put Back in its Box?

PSDcast – Can the AI Pandora be put Back in its Box?

Power Systems Design, December 3, 2024

­When and where do we sound the privacy alarm with AI? Where do we draw the line? Is it even possible to stop what’s already in motion or do we just have to manage the consequences? And on the line to discuss these issues is Temple professor Subodha Kumar. Subodha is the Founding Director of the Center for Business Analytics and Disruptive Technologies at Temple University’s Fox School of Business.

Whose Tariffs Are Worse For The American Consumer?

Whose Tariffs Are Worse For The American Consumer?

CNBC, July 2, 2024

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump share common ground on tariff policy. While some policymakers argue that tariffs can be a tool to protect and help grow domestic industries and ensure national security, tariffs may also result in unintended economic consequences that cost U.S. consumers billions. Trump's trade war tariffs generated about $233 billion in duties collected by U.S. Customs through March 2024, according to an analysis from the Tax Foundation. Watch the video above to find out which candidate's tariffs will be more expensive for the American consumer.

Why The Biden-Trump Debate Could Takeover Social Media

Why The Biden-Trump Debate Could Takeover Social Media

Forbes, June 27, 2024

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will face off on Thursday night in a 90-minute debate—but regardless of what either man says on stage, it won't likely change the opinion of many of their supporters and detractors on social media.

The 700 Club - June 26, 2024

The 700 Club - June 26, 2024

CBN, June 26, 2024

Journey inside the stories and real-life adventures of New York Times best-selling author Mitch Albom. Plus, she’s been called the fastest woman in the world. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin on today’s 700 Club.

Sheldon H. Jacobson: Should skiplagging to get a cheaper flight be banned?

Sheldon H. Jacobson: Should skiplagging to get a cheaper flight be banned?

Chicago Tribune, June 21, 2024

Airlines use a complex system to price their tickets. This complexity means that it is highly likely that the prices paid for most tickets on any given flight are different. Such price differences are a consequence of the hub-and-spoke system used by legacy airlines such as Delta, United and American and dynamic pricing models that squeeze every last dollar out of every seat to make it more likely for airlines to stay profitable.

Fast food chains launch ‘value menu’ war after cost complaints. Will it last?

Fast food chains launch ‘value menu’ war after cost complaints. Will it last?

Los Angeles Times, June 17, 2024

Millions of American families are hitting the road to start summer vacation, and ordering food on the run tends to be par for the course. It couldn’t come at a better time. Fast food joints are in the midst of a budget-meal war, offering promotions to lure customers back to their restaurants despite inflation woes and a minimum-wage increase in California and other states.

Paying student-athletes opens an expensive can of worms for universities

Paying student-athletes opens an expensive can of worms for universities

The Hill, June 11, 2024

The House v. NCAA settlement paves the way for student-athletes to be paid for competing in intercollegiate sports. This has created an environment of anxiety and uncertainty around how to implement such a new compensation model. Universities already have a model in placing for paying students, however; the question is whether they should use it for this purpose. 

To make effective AI policy you must trust those who’ve been there

To make effective AI policy you must trust those who’ve been there

Federal News Network, June 11, 2024

On March 28, the White House took a pretty big step toward establishing a broader national policy on artificial intelligence when it issued a memorandum on how the federal government will manage it. It established new federal agency requirements and guidance for AI governance, innovation and risk management. All of this is in keeping with the AI in Government Act of 2020, the Advancing American AI Act, and the President’s executive order on the “Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence.”  

OK Manufacturing Alliance offers ‘Supply Chain Academy’

OK Manufacturing Alliance offers ‘Supply Chain Academy’

The Journal Record, June 5, 2024

ARDMORE — The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance will feature noted supply chain logistics expert and author Sunderesh Heragu at its “Supply Chain Academy” on Wednesday, June 12 at the Ardmore Convention Center, 2401 N Rockford Road in Ardmore.