Alexander Kolker holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics and statistics. He is an expert in advanced data analytics for operations management, computer simulation modelling and staffing optimization with the main focus on healthcare applications. Alexander is the lead editor and author of 2 books, 8 book chapters, 10 journal papers, and a speaker at 18 international conferences & webinars in the area of operations management and data analytics.
As an adjunct faculty at the UW-Milwaukee Lubar School of Business, he developed and taught a graduate course Business 755-Healthcare Delivery Systems-Data Analytics.
He worked 12 years for GE (General Electric) Healthcare as a Data Scientist and CT Detector design engineer, 3 years for Froedtert Hospital, the largest healthcare facility in Southern state of Wisconsin, and 5 years for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin as a lead computer simulation and system improvement consultant.
Currently he is teaching a 12-sessions online course “Healthcare Operations Research and Management Science” for the UK, National Health System (NHS)-Midland & Lancashire.
Alexander has also completed four business consulting projects using simulation modelling for the optimal staffing and capacity analysis for: Boston Consulting Group, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Ohio Hospital Association, and US Bank Corporation.
Discrete event simulation (DES) is the most powerful methodology used in process data analytics. The following examples will be covered: (i) Outpatient clinic: centralized or separate locations? (ii) Outpatient clinic: non-steady-state operations, (iii) Outpa ...