Math at IBM

Friday, April 3, 2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am
EE/CS 3-180
In this talk I will describe some of the ways in which Math is used and IBM. I will cover project in research, consulting,product design and manufacturing.


Brenda Dietrich is an IBM Fellow and Vice President of the Business Analytics and Mathematical Sciences Department at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. She holds a BS in Mathematics from UNC and an MS and Ph.D. in OR/IE from Cornell. Her research includes manufacturing scheduling, services resource management, transportation logistics, integer programming, and combinatorial duality. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the IE/MS department of Northwestern Universit, and a member of the Board of Governors for IMA (Minnesota) and DIMACS (Rutgers), and IBM's delegate to MIT's Supply Chain 2020 program. She holds over a dozen patents, has co-authored numerous publications, and co-edited the book Mathematics of the Internet: E-Auction and Markets. She has been president of INFORMS and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering board on Mathematical Sciences adn Applications.
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