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Let’s Dance: Professor Laura Albert discusses the use of data analytics in bracketology

March 14 @ 4:00 PM 5:00 PM

Via Zoom – Registration Required

Professor Laura Albert discusses the use of data analytics to rank sports teams – and build a better bracket. Via Zoom; registration required.

Industrial and Systems Engineering professor Laura Albert will discuss how to use advanced analytical methods to rank sports teams. She will also provide insights into picking a winning NCAA basketball tournament bracket using advanced analytical techniques. She will discuss how engineers use data-driven methodologies such as those for bracketology to solve real-world systems engineering problems.

Bio: Laura Albert, Ph.D., is a Professor and the David Gustafson Department Chair of Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests are in the field of operations research, with a particular focus on applications in the public sector. She has been awarded many honors for her research, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow Award, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Fellow Award, the INFORMS Impact Prize, a National Science Foundation CAREER award, and a Department of the Army Young Investigator Award, and a Fulbright Award. She is the author of the blogs “Punk Rock Operations Research” and “Badger Bracketology.” You can find her on twitter at @lauraalbertphd.