Probabilistic Mechanics & Reliability Conference 2016

Two abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the 2016 Probabilistic Mechanics & Reliability Conference to be held at Vanderbilt University May 22-25, 2016 in Nashville. This work is a collaborative effort of Weili Zhang, Naiyu Wang, and Charles Nicholson. Resilience-Based Risk Mitigation and Recovery for Highway Transportation Networks The resilience of robust, large-scale, interdependent civil… Read More »

Journal submissions!

This week at the analytics lab have made some great progress with respect to research productivity.  We have one major revision re-submitted to an excellent journal.  As well as a major collaborative article written to define a new sub-field of study within the area of resilience. Objective Scaling Ensemble Approach for Integer Linear Programming Dr. Nicholson… Read More »

Luggage with Love – News 9 story

Luggage with Love was featured in a recent Channel 9 news story.  Dr. Nicholson is happy to volunteer for and serve with the board of directors for this non-profit organization that provides clothing and supplies to foster-children on their first night in a new home. News9.com – Oklahoma City, OK – News, Weather, Video and… Read More »

Community Resilience Semi-Annual Meeting

Semi-Annual Meeting of the Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning: A NIST-funded Center of Excellent The Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning (a NIST-funded Center of Excellence) is holding its semi-annual all-center meeting in Gaithersburg, MD on November 5-6 2015. The Center Team is composed of more than 90 individuals, including researchers, programmers/developers, NIST collaborators,… Read More »

INFORMS Annual Meeting 2015

Operations research and analytics conference Prof. Charles Nicholson and Weili Zhang will be attending the 2015 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia November 1-4 . This conference is one of the top opportunities to connect with leading researchers and practitioners in the field of operations research (OR), management sciences (MS), and analytics. Approximately 5,000 attendees comprised… Read More »

Recruiting grad student for data science project

Recruiting for research! The Analytics Lab is currently recruiting a MS or PhD student to work on 2 year sponsored research from Nerd Kingdom collaboratively with SMU Guildhall.  The project is a data intensive, data science project that requires significant analytical skills and creative thinking.  Nerd Kingdom is a video game technology and research group that is interested… Read More »

col·lab·o·rate

col·lab·o·rate /kəˈlabəˌrāt/ verb work jointly on an activity, especially to produce or create something Research teams from the University of Oklahoma, Colorado State University, and Texas A&M all met recently for a two-day research meeting in Fort Collins, CO. The researchers met to discuss and define multiple optimization problems that integrate physical infrastructure, economic impacts, and… Read More »

Doing good in the community

Dr. Nicholson is a volunteer for and executive member of a recently formed charitable organization “Luggage with Love” that supports foster children and families in and around Norman, Oklahoma. Foster children are placed, sometimes as emergency placements with little warning, in temporary homes.   These children are not at fault — the reasons for their placements vary,… Read More »

Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

Dr. Nicholson has been invited to serve on the Editorial board of a new peer-reviewed journal Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure published by Taylor and Francis Group which will be launching later this year. Paolo Gardoni, Civil and Environmental Engineer professor from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, will serve as the Editor-in-Chief.  Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure will be an interdisciplinary journal that… Read More »