College of Business professor to speak to international conference in Nepal

Dec 5, 2011 | Business

Dr. James Cochran, Bank of Ruston, Barnes, Thompson and Thurman Endowed Research Professor and associate professor of quantitative analysis at Louisiana Tech University, will give the closing plenary presentation at the 2012 International Conference on Operations Research in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The conference, to be held on February 1-2, 2012, is organized by the Operational Research Society of Nepal (ORSN) in partnership with the Institute of Organizational and Career Development, and will feature “Operations Research for Sustainable Development” as its theme.
Cochran has also been invited to summarize his talk, “Applied Mathematics Education: The Key to Sustainable Development and Growth,” in a paper for the academic journal, The International Journal of Operational Research – Nepal (IJORN), which is the official journal published by ORSN.  ORSN is a member of International Federation of Operational Research Society and the Association of Asian-Pacific Operational Research Societies, and strives to improve the quality of operations research education and applications throughout Nepal and the surrounding region through its annual conference and its journal.
Cochran received his Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Cincinnati in 1997 and joined the Louisiana Tech College of Business faculty in 2000.  He is considered a leading authority in the areas of sample based and Bayesian optimization, statistical methods, computational statistics, and statistical learning.
For more information, please contact Debbie Van De Velde in Louisiana Tech’s College of Business at 318-257-3741 or
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