ISyE Seminar Series: Erick Wikum

Erick Wikum

"Practicing Analytics in a Target Rich Environment"

Presentation by Dr. Erick D. Wikum
Analytics Consultant
Wikalytics, LLC.

Wednesday, September 22
3:00pm - Reception
3:30pm - Graduate Seminar 
Ford Hall, Room 110

*Required attendance for students in IE 5773, 8773, and 8774

About the seminar:

Analytics, the science of transforming data into insight for making better decisions and achieving superior results, is best practiced in a target rich environment. In this talk, Dr. Erick D. Wikum shares a perspective on his nearly 30-year analytics career, providing specific examples of analytics challenges he addressed across various industries including transportation and supply chain which are especially rich in opportunities to apply analytics. In addition, Erick will share some valuable lessons he has learned to apply analytics successfully that go beyond data and math. Finally, Erick explains the role active involvement in a professional society can play in a fulfilling analytics career.


Dr. Erick D. Wikum has dedicated his nearly 30 year career to helping clients to achieve superior results by making better, data driven decisions. He is currently an analytics consultant for Wikalytics, LLC. Erick’s previous work experience included diverse technical and leadership roles and industry applications working for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), IBM, Schneider, Norfolk Southern and the U.S. Air Force. Erick earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Operations Research from Georgia Tech and a B.S. in Operations Research and Mathematics from the United States Air Force Academy. He is an active member of INFORMS, having recently served as president and Subdivisions Council representative of the Analytics Society. He is an associate editor of the INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics. He has served on the organizing committee for the INFORMS Business Analytics Conference for a number of years and is general chair for the 2022 conference.


Seminar Video:

Start date
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, 3 p.m.
End date
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, 4:30 p.m.

Ford Hall
Room 110