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Optimizing Crime-solving Capabilities

Friday, January 31 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Knight Center, Room 210

People Interested (4)

Nancy Cole Eva Fischer Patrick Lustman Alicia McDonnell

Among his many interests, Lawrence Wein, the Jeffrey S. Skoll Professor of Management Science and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, has a passion for researching techniques that can optimize the crime-solving capabilities of law enforcement officials.  In his talk, Skoll will share insights from some of his recent work, including  his research on reducing jail populationssolving more gun crimes without spending more money, and the positive impact of analyzing backlogged sexual assault kits.

This is The Boeing Center's 16th annual Meir Rosenblatt Memorial Lecture.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Olin Business School


Business & Entrepreneurship, Humanities & Society


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Event Contact

Andy Sample (sample@wustl.edu)

Speaker Information

Lawrence Wein received his PhD in Operations Research from Stanford in 1988 and has taught the core MBA course in operations management throughout his entire career, both at MIT’s Sloan School of Management from 1988 to 2002, where he was the DEC Leaders for Manufacturing Professor of Management Science, and at Stanford since 2002, where he is currently the Jeffrey S. Skoll Professor; Professor of Management Science. He also is a Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.

His main research interests are in manufacturing, health care, and homeland security. In all three areas, he has published widely and impacted practice. His HIV work on drug-switching policies led to a successful multicenter clinical trial. His smallpox work influenced the George W. Bush administration’s post-attack vaccination policy; his anthrax work led to plans in Washington, D.C., to use postal workers to distribute antibiotics after a large attack; and his testimony before a congressional committee on his biometric analysis of the US-VISIT Program was instrumental in the switch from a two-finger to a ten-finger system. He has won several research awards and was Editor-in-Chief of Operations Research from 2000 to 2005.


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