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 societal issues into a multiple objective mathematical model.
The way that Social Sciences, Economics, Civil And Industrial Engineering groups are coming together to think about Community Resilience problems and strategies is fascinating. Through this cooperation, factors outside of any individual’s own field of study, that would have never even remotely been considered otherwise, are being layered into the problem scope in a rich way. This type of collaboration accelerates our mutual learning and appreciation of each others disciplines and opens up new possibilities for exploration that would have been difficult to imagine otherwise.
This effort to develop an integrated optimization model helps demonstrate the power of collaboration between Industrial and Civil Engineers, Economists, and Social Scientists — and is but the first of a series of more and more challenging tasks ahead.
So far the results have been extremely interesting and here at the Analytics Lab we are looking forward to the opportunity to publish this fascinating work with our esteemed colleagues.
Excellent meeting! Exciting work!
Thanks to the great group of men and women that make this project an excellent one!