A Math + Science + X Seminar explores simulation research, applied math, and more with Target Corporation’s director of Data Science and Analytics for Supply Chain. Samantha Schumacher, Ph.D., will be the presenter of the seminar, “Math + Science + X Seminar with Math 304: Simulation of Supply Chain for Fun and Profit.” She will discuss simulation — often used to provide insight into a complicated real-life replenishment process — 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, via Zoom.
Schumacher describes the event: Simulations can take months to set up, but only provide insight into a few narrow research questions. How can we wring more value out of our simulations? Sometimes models of varying complexity must be created to ladder up (or down) the output level of detail. How should one wrangle the simulation outputs to connect the sims?
Schumacher will share a few techniques borrowed from Applied Mathematics to ground simulation research.
The event is hosted by the Mathematics, Natural, and Health Sciences Division at the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu. Math + Science + X seminars help to promote fascinating and current STEM topics. Seminars are geared to introduce UH West Oʻahu students to a variety of research and career opportunities.