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Women in OR/MS: Cocktails and Conversations

INFORMS Women in ORMSJoin us for this unique opportunity on Monday evening from 4:30-6pm! Grab a cocktail and learn from a senior leader. Radhika Kulkarni, 2022 INFORMS President, will share her reflections on her analytical journey. Bring your questions for this intimate Q&A event.

Radhika Kulkarni will share at the WORMS Cocktails and Conversation event

Radhika Kulkarni

Dr. Radhika Kulkarni is an advanced analytics professional, active in the area of operations research, artificial intelligence and machine learning. She retired after 35 years of leading various areas of analytics R&D at SAS Institute, Inc. For the last 10 years of her career, Kulkarni was the Vice President of Advanced Analytics R&D, overseeing software development in many analytical areas including statistics, operations research, econometrics, forecasting, and data mining.

Dr. Kulkarni has been an active member in the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) throughout her career and is a recipient of the Women in Operations Research and the Management Sciences (WORMS) Award. She was recognized as an INFORMS Fellow in 2014 and served as the 2022 President of INFORMS.

Dr. Kulkarni serves on the Advisory Council of the School of ORIE at Cornell University, the Master of Science in Analytics Advisory Board at Georgia Tech and the Advisory Board for the Business Analytics Program at Sabanci University in Turkey.

Radhika Kulkarni has a Bachelor’s in mathematics from Presidency College, Madras, a Master’s in mathematics from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi and a Master’s (1979) and PhD (1981) in operations research from Cornell University.

Reflections from my Analytical Journey: Challenges, Opportunities, Lessons Learned

This talk provides a perspective from the other end of a wonderful journey in the world of operations research, analytics and data science. Having spent more than four decades in this exciting arena, I am still excited by the new problems and the potential to save lives, save money, and solve problems with the innovative research and applications in these fields. I will share with you some of the lessons learned as a young professional and also as a leader of a large analytics R&D organization.