Eleven billion, eight hundred and eleven million, one hundred and sixty thousand and sixty four

Reading the various tweets and blogs that emanated from Research ED 14  this past week have probably had a very different meaning to most everybody else than they have to me. Not because I have no interest in the content of the event, I do, most decidedly. I regret not attending. But to be honest,… Read More Eleven billion, eight hundred and eleven million, one hundred and sixty thousand and sixty four

You turn if you want to, the truck is not for turning (left)

Solutions to problems aren’t always obvious. By that I mean mathematically modelled solutions to real life problems. This image of my favourite book from my university operations research course perhaps illustrates that I have some understanding in this area. I was particularly struck recently by this article which looks at how UPS (in the US)… Read More You turn if you want to, the truck is not for turning (left)