New initiative: Analytics for a Better World Webinar (ABW-W)

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Le 16/04/2020 par gicquel :

Bonjour à tous,

Ci-joint une deuxième annonce diffusée par EURO sur un webinar concernant des actions dans le domaine autour du COVID-19.

Bien cordialement,
Dear all,

COVID-19 is one of the big challenges our society is facing nowadays,
and there are many more. We believe that Analytics can be of much value
to improve our world. It is encouraging to see that more and more
(especially young) Analytics researchers are enthusiastic to use
Analytics to make this world a better place. Analytics has, e.g.,
already contributed significantly to the Sustainable Development Goals
of the United Nations. 

To make these contributions of Analytics for a Better World more
visible, and to stimulate research in this area, we have started a new
initiative: "Analytics for a Better World Webinars (ABW-W)".   Every
month we will organize one webinar (most probably via Zoom) on a high
societal impact Analytics project. The focus of the webinars is not
on theoretical innovation, but on impact. These webinars will be
recorded, and the videos can be used in your Analytics courses.

The first speaker is Prof. Dimitris Bertsimas (MIT, Cambridge) who will
present the ongoing  work of his group of 20+ PhD and Master students
and colleagues at MIT ( [1]) on a
variety of aspects of COVID-19 as detailed in [2].
The website contains many  downloadable models and data.

Specifically, he will discuss  

1) a new epidemiological model of the evolution of COVID-19, detailed
in [3]

2)  a new machine learning model (based on optimal classification
trees) for predicting mortality using data from an Italian
hospital from Cremona Italy detailed
in [4]. Depending on
progress he will discuss how to prioritize patients to use ICUs to save
more lives.

3) a new optimization model for allocating ventilators  among states in
the US detailed in

4) a data generation process from 130+ papers written in March 2020
regarding COVID-19 detailed in
[6]  and insights gleaned from
it [7]

The emphasis of this work has been rapid prototyping and
implementation. This talk also represents an invitation
to researchers around the world to contribute with ideas and analyses
of their own in a collaborative spirit with the objective
to address this pandemic using analytics. 

The precise date and especially the time, depends on the geographical
locations of the participants, and will be determined later.

If you are interested in participating in ABW-W, please write an e-mail
to Dick den Hertog ( 

Please, feel free to forward this e-mail to others who might be
interested in this new initiative.

Kind regards,

Dimitris Bertsimas (MIT, Cambridge, US)

Dick den Hertog (Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands)

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