COE Community Resilience Meeting

COE Resilience Research A team from the analytics lab presented and competed at the NIST-funded Center of Excellence (COE) for Community Resilience biannual research meeting. Dr. Nicholson facilitated a session on Decision Algorithms and Weili Zhang participated in the poster competition with two submissions: “A multiobjective optimization model for mitigating community economic loss and population… Read More »

Au revoir Olivia! Bonne chance!

A bittersweet farewell to Olivia Perret!  I am extremely proud of her as a recent graduate of the MS ISE program at University of Oklahoma and I am honored to have been her advisor.  She has accepted a 10 week ‘internship’ in New York City as a Quantitative Analyst with Standard & Poor.   Knowing… Read More »

Congratulations Olivia Perret!

Congratulations to Olivia Perret upon her successful defense of her Masters thesis research, “A novel post-hoc matching procedure using statistical learning methods”.  She is now the 5th student in the Analytics Lab to obtain a Masters of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. On February 2, 2016, Olivia presented and defended her work  in front… Read More »

A New Research Lab!

The Analytics Lab at OU has joined forces with Naiyu Wang and Amy Cerato (Civil Engineering and Environmental Science) to create a new joint research lab, the Community Resilience CORE Research Lab.  The new lab space will house up to 8 PhD students and Post-Docs (6 spots already filled!)   The lab space is on the 4th… Read More »

Congratulations to Cyril Beyney!

Très bien Cyril! Congratulations to Cyril Beyney upon a successful completion of his Masters of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. On December 10, 2015, Cyril presented and successfully defended his thesis entitled, “Quantitative analysis of social media sensitivity to natural disasters”.   The committee members, Dr. Charles Nicholson, Dr.… Read More »

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 »