My career blends academic research with meaningful application in practice. I am not smart enough to solve abstract theoretical problems in isolation. I start with a real problem at a company, solve that problem, and then write up the work. When successful, I write an applied paper that documents the solution approach we implemented and an academic paper that establishes a proper theoretical foundation for the generalized work.
I will paraphrase a quote from Karl Kempf, Intel Senior Fellow, that guides my research philosophy:
The second reason drives my work. Even the “simplest” operations problem is complicated and nuanced. I have spent the past 20 years trying to understand how to effectively and efficiently solve these problems.
If there is a problem you would like to discuss in more detail, I would welcome the conversation. All of my email addresses go to the same inbox, including this one.