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Friday, 31 Aug 2018
Amy Hughes

Join The OR Society's Western OR Discussion Group, on October 1st for an interesting talk delivered by Ian Mitchell. Mr Mitchell, is the Operational Research Manager at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and will be discussing 'A Principled Basis for Decision: Enduring Operational Research (OR) subjects and principles for Quality Assured Analytics'. 

Refreshments will be provided, beginning at 17:15, with the talk commencing at 17:45. 

Venue: Room 4D05, D Building, UWE Frenchay campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY

(http://maps.google.com/?q=51.499875,2.548052&hl=en&gl=gb)

 

Further Information: 

 

Speaker: Ian Mitchell, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Talk Title: A Principled Basis for Decision: Enduring Operational Research (OR) subjects and principles for Quality Assured Analytics

Abstract: In a world of change, some things don't. This presentation proposes that efficiency, effectiveness, human interactions and behaviour remain perennial foci for much OR analytics and that quality analytics depend on perennial principles of assurance. Professor Pat Rivett's three subjects for his 1964 BBC documentary about Operational Research: Cutting the Queue, Playing It Through and The Human Factor, are examples of analysis of efficiency, effectiveness and behavioural OR. These remain major subjects for OR although the means to analyse them have evolved. Confidence in analysis is the other perennial aspect. The presentation describes the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) approach to model assurance. Analytical tools for Big Data and Artificial Intelligence provide wider domains for OR. In that wider domain clarity of purpose and assurance of quality will remain essential enablers for a principled basis for decision.

 

 



Monday, 30 Jul 2018
Amy Hughes

Join The OR SocietyUCAS and the IMA on September 5th 2018 for an exciting data science masterclass delivered by Dr Gilbert Owusu. Dr Owusu, is the Head of Practice, Business Modelling & Operational Transformation at BT Technology, Service & Operations and will be discussing 'Leveraging AI Technologies for Delivering Better Service Outcomes'. 
         
Please note that all attendees must register in advance by using this registration link.

Refreshments will be provided at this event which starts at 18:00. This event will be held at at the UCAS head offices in Chelthenham. For directions to the venue and travel advice, please consult this map (pdf).

If you would like more information, please click here or contact Andy Harrison, Head of Analytical Development for UCAS, at iam.andyharrison@gmail.com.



Friday, 29 Jun 2018
Amy Hughes

UPCOMING EVENT:

Newest Installation of the Data Science Masterclass

5 July 2018, UCAS - Rosehill, Cheltenham

Join The OR SocietyUCAS and the IMA on July 5th for an exciting data science masterclass delivered by Dr Jenny Macey. Dr Macey, who is a Computational Physicist and Mathematical Modeller, will be discussing 'Being an Adaptable Mathematician - From Adaptable Meshes to Machine Learning'.
         
Please note that all attendees must register in advance by using the registration link below. 

Refreshments will be provided at this event which starts at 18:00. This event will be held at at the UCAS head offices in Chelthenham. For directions to the venue and travel advice, please consult this map (pdf).

Click to Register Attendance

 

If you would like more information, please contact Andy Harrison, Head of Analytical Development for UCAS, at iam.andyharrison@gmail.com.