About

Welcome to O.R. by the Beach!

thy-smile-400wMy name is Tallys Yunes. I’m an associate professor of Management Science at the School of Business Administration at the University of Miami. I hold a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Carnegie Mellon University, and an M.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil. I grew up in Rio de Janeiro and moved to the U.S. for good in 2000.

I am interested in solving complex decision problems that arise from a variety of practical applications, such as: product line simplification, scheduling (sports, crews, call centers, manufacturing), political districting, information display on maps, routing and transportation, location, and operations management in general. One of my goals with this blog is to help spread the word about the field of Operations Research (OR). Even though our lives are constantly surrounded by (and often dependent upon) its use, most people are clueless about what OR is. Here’s a very informative video about OR. The latest buzzword being used to describe what I do within OR is Prescriptive Analytics. I will also be talking about computers, academia (research and teaching), and life in general.

The views expressed on this blog are mine only and do not necessarily represent the opinions of my employer. Feel free to drop me a note or to comment on any of my posts. I hope you’ll find something interesting around here.

Acknowledgment: The copyrights on some of this blog’s header images are owned by apricoco, who graciously allowed me to use her pictures here. Thanks! :-)