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My thesis advisor
Marianne   3/31/2015 7:42:28 PM
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Grace Hopper was my thesis advisor. She is taught some Linear Programming (supply vs demsnd). She would have loved to hear more about advanced supply chain models that are now available today. She most likely would have asked me to contribute blogs for EBNonline.

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Marianne   4/2/2015 2:31:47 AM
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I forgot to mention that we did not use COBOL to solve Linear Programming problems that Grace Hopper gave us.  I believe she had a PhD in mathematical physics. In later years I was selected at a U. S. Defense agency to perform a mini-feasibility study on better ways of solving complex supply/demand problems. I was the only one in that group with a Master of Science degree in Engineering and was initiated into the Math Honorary Society for my outstanding achievement in math.

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Marianne   4/2/2015 4:16:19 PM
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@Hailey, I still have the textbook she used in the class - Quantitative Methods for Decision Making.

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   4/2/2015 1:40:48 PM
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@Marianne, how cool to know this pioneer? I wonder, EBNers, who have the rest of you known in your careers? Have you rubbed elbows with any of these great folks?

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Marianne   4/2/2015 3:55:25 PM
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@Hailey, this pioneer invited me during a class break to a small snack room across from the class room to tell me about her achievements. I didn't know about her background when I first enrolled in her class. She was a very kind person about my hearing problems.

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Marianne   4/3/2015 3:31:44 AM
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@Hailey, I also have two books published by the CODASYL Systems Committee on generalized database management systems. Hopper served as a technical consultant to the committee. We talked about these books and probably gave some COBOL examples at one class session. She was so kind after discovering my hearing problems. She made sure I got the assignments from her correctly. As a result I got a grade of A for each semester

Just before the end of second semester, she received a note from U.S. President Johnson about an assignment at The Pentagon. Of course, she accepted it. But she did leave me her home phone number. I got my Master of Science in Engineering degree over the summer while she was in Washington DC. I would think had she stayed at the university, she would have made sure I got my PhD. I wish I had taken her courses a year earlier, so I could continue having her as my PhD advisor.



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