Researcher Examines How Mathematical Models Can Help Responses To Disease Outbreaks, Food Aid

Financial Times: Mathematical models and national security
The newspaper interviews Lawrence Wein, a professor of management science at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business who teaches courses on operations, mathematical analysis, and inventory and queuing theory. “…Such theories form the backbone of business operations for companies like McDonald’s, so that it knows how many cashiers and people flipping burgers are needed to serve the lunchtime rush at any given franchise. But the main focus of his research applies these theories to questions of public health and national security…” (Dembosky, 2/2).