Day of Data 2021: Yes, Data is Great, But...
From Henrik Spoon on February 11th, 2021
Shane G. Henderson is the Charles W. Lake, Jr. Professor in Productivity in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering at Cornell University. His overall professional goal is to contribute to both research and learning in the theory and application of stochastic simulation and applied probability, with emphasis on the interface between these areas and optimization. He is greatly interested in, and motivated by, applications with strong societal relevance, including bike sharing, medical scheduling and ambulance planning.
Dr Henderson's keynote presentation is entitiled, "Yes, Data is Great, But....".
From Dr Henderson: I use data every day in my work on decision making under uncertainty in a variety of settings. In this talk, I'll survey some of those decision contexts, including ambulance deployment, bike sharing in NYC, and the questions surrounding reopening Cornell's Ithaca campus for in-person instruction in the time of Covid-19. Data plays a central role in each of these settings, but care must be exercised to avoid pitfalls. I'll discuss some of those pitfalls and our efforts to avoid them. This talk is based on joint work with many people, but most prominently Andrew Mason (ambulances), David Shmoys (bike sharing and Covid 19 at Cornell), and Peter Frazier (Covid 19 at Cornell).