Director of Applied Data Science
Natalia Summerville is the Director of Applied Data Science in the Strategy and Innovation Division at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Her team develops data analytics products to support hospital strategy and clinical operations as well as cutting-edge cancer research. Previously, she led a team of Operations Research and Machine Learning experts at SAS, building analytical engines for customers across industries such as Health Care, Life Sciences, Retail, and Manufacturing. Natalia has been teaching undergrad and grad-level classes in Operations Research, Data Analytics, and Machine Learning since 2005, and she is currently an Adjunct Professor at Duke University. She is deeply passionate about the Data4Good movement and has been collaborating with many non-profit and mission-driven organizations to implement data analytics for social good. She is a board member within the "Pro-Bono Analytics" and "Doing Good with Good OR" committees at INFORMS.
Operations Research for Social Good: A Practitioner’s Introduction Using SAS® and Python
By Natalia Summerville and Rob Pratt
Anticipated publication date: Second quarter 2023
This book’s purpose is to expand OR applications for social good by applying OR methodologies typically required in engineering curricula to applications targeted to make this world a better place. This book also provides skills to model and solve OR problems with both SAS and Python as well as practical tools and tips to bridge the gap between academic learning and real-world implementations.
- Ron Klimberg, PhD, is a professor at the Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA.
- Dr. Sandeep Menon is currently the Vice President and Head of the Statistical Research and Consulting Center at Pfizer Inc. and also holds adjunct faculty positions at Boston University and Tufts University School of Medicine.