Walt DeGrange is the Director of Analytics Capabilities for CANA. He recruits, develops, and enables a team of analytics professionals to produce high-level analytics products across federal and commercial domains including operations research studies & analysis, analysis of logistics systems, sports analytics, data and information-based decision support solutions, and data quality & analytic assessments. He is also a faculty member at the University of Arkansas in the Operations Management graduate program, an MBA Executive Advisor at the NC State University Poole School of Management, and the Past Chairperson for the INFORMS SpORts Section. His analytics projects include work with several organizations across the Department of Defense, a Major League Lacrosse (MLL) team, and several commercial organizations. Walt teaches professional analytics courses for both INFORMS and MORS. He also wrote the book Field Guide to Compelling Analytics with Lucia Darrow focusing on how to encourage different audiences to trust and use analytics.
MS in Operations Research, 2005
Naval Postgraduate School
BE in Electrical Engineering, 1992
Winning a significant accolade in one’s field is a monumental achievement. This June, in 2023, I had the privilege of receiving the distinguished MORS Vance R. Wanner Memorial Award. Looking at the list of prior recipients is like reading a hall of fame roster in the field of military operations research.
What a year, indeed! In Walt’s World, these were the three things that really stood out.
The Field Guide to Compelling Analytics is out everywhere! Just got my hard copy versions today in the mail. I think the book is the perfect size to fit into the same size pocket as you would use for the iPhone 14.
I’m excited to announce I have a book being released this summer. It is the first book for both myself and co-author Lucia Darrow. The book is titled the Field Guide to Compelling Analytics.