Mr. Walt DeGrange an Operations Research Professional with experience in Government, Industry and Academia. He is the Chair of the MORS Continuing Education Committee and the INFORMS SpORts Section as well as a MORS Board of Directors member. He is also on faculty and teaches at the University of Arkansas and serves as an Executive Practicum Advisor at the NC State Poole School of Management. In his role as a Principal Operations Research Analyst at CANA Advisors, he leads the sports analytics research area.
Dr. Paul Nicholas is an operations research scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD. His research focuses on the application of advanced analytic techniques to problems in national security, an area in which he has numerous peer-reviewed publications and two patents. A Marine veteran with several deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Paul is a member of the MORS Board of Directors and is a former MIT Seminar XXI fellow. He received his PhD from George Mason University, where he teaches a graduate course on analytics and decision analysis.
Mr. Harrison Schramm is an Operations Research Professional with experience in Government, Industry and Academia. He is a past Vice-President of MORS and has served in a number of professional roles, to include Chair of the Analytics cluster of INFORMS, Chair of the inaugural Emerging Techniques Special Meeting, and past Chair of the EPD as well as serving on the Edelman Prize Committee of INFORMS. He is a regular contributor to Phalanx and has a recurring column "The Five Minute Analyst" in INFORMS/Analytics Magazine. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA). He holds professional accreditation as a statistician from both the American and Royal Statistical Societies. He is a Certiﬁed Analytics Professional of INFORMS.