As part of its mission to provide “Real-Time Data-Driven Decision Making,” Optimal routinely hosts members of the academic, research, business, and nongovernmental organization communities to participate in its Brown Bag Series. Held during lunch, the Brown Bag Series offers Optimal staff and invited guests the opportunity to explore state-of-the-art research methods and discuss research findings and innovative ideas.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Date: July 19, 2016

Location: College Park, MD

Optimal staff learn how to tackle technical debt

Optimal’s Analytics team recently attended an in-house lecture given by Dr. Carolyn Seaman, who inspired the staff to think more deeply about the software they currently use to prevent accumulating “technical debt.”

Date: July 1, 2016

Location: College Park, MD

Healthcare from a Physician’s Perspective

Dr. Manoj Mathew, a healthcare consultant and co-founder/medical director at ACE Medical Associates with extensive experience as a hospitalist and a skilled nursing facility specialist (SNFist), visited Optimal Solutions Group to share a presentation on managed care from the clinician’s point of view.

Date: June 18, 2015

Location: College Park, MD

Access to public parks as a place-based health prevention strategy

Access to public spaces, such as parks, green spaces or green infrastructure, has shown to be associated with improved levels of physical activity.

Date: April 20, 2015


Nutrition expert visits Optimal to discuss healthy living

In an effort to underscore the importance of healthy living and staying active, Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal) encourages its employees to keep moving and provides opportunities for staff to expand their knowledge outside their subject matter. Earlier this year, Optimal held a WalkFit contest, for which groups of staff members “walked” to San Salvador, El Salvador.

Date: June 27, 2012


Monthly Household Income Fluctuations, Material Deprivation and Health Outcomes in the U.S.

Dr. Neil Bania has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Oregon.  His research is focused on food insufficiency and other social policy topic areas including welfare, housing assistance, and transportation as well as state and local taxation policies.  He joined the University of Oregon’s Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management in 2004 as an Associate Professor.  Prior […]

Date: December 6, 2011


Dr. Muhiuddin Haider and Ms. Hoda Sana to present on “Neonatal Health Issues in South Asia”

University of Maryland’s School of Public Health, Associate Professor in Global Health, Dr. Muhiuddin Haider and doctoral student Ms. Hoda Sana will discuss South Asian neonatal healthcare and neonatal healthcare improvement on Friday, December 9, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at Optimal Solutions Group’s, LLC (Optimal’s) office in M Square Research Park in College Park, Maryland. Dr. Haider and Ms. Sana’s discussion […]

Date: November 9, 2011


Dr. Herrmann to present “Model-Based Systems Engineering for Healthcare Organizations” at Optimal’s Brown Bag Seminar

University of Maryland Associate Professor Dr. Jeffrey W. Herrmann will share new innovative models to improve operations of healthcare organizations on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 11:45 a.m. This brown bag seminar will be held at Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal) headquarters located in M Square Research Park in College Park, Maryland.

Date: May 16, 2011

Location: College Park, MD

Dr. Chris Yang presents “Clarity in the Clutter: Automated Temporal Topic Organization in Social Media.”

Drexel University’s Associate Professor Dr. Chris Yang presented the use of temporal logic-based topic organization systems for social media on Friday, May 13, at Optimal Solutions Group, LLC’s (Optimal’s) Brown Bag event.

Date: February 1, 2011


Optimal presents at International SME Networking and Clustering (SNC) Project Conference

In Turkey, The Ministry of Economy is implementing a project named the SME Networking and Clustering (SNC) Project supported by the EU during the period from February 2011 to November 2013.

Date: January 1, 1970


National cyber-security and communications integration center (NCCIC)

Dr. Michael Chipley presented to Optimal staff on his experience and knowledge in the field of cyber security. Dr. Chipley is the current president of the PMC Group, LLC. The PMC Group, LLC, provides consulting and project management to a multitude of government and private agencies including the Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency, and Optimal Solutions Group, LLC. Dr. […]

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