My name is Eric Webb, and I am currently a Decision Sciences and Operations Management PhD student at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. I plan to be on the academic job market in Fall 2017 and to graduate in Spring 2018. I hope to use this website and blog as a space to showcase some of my academic interests and work. Expect to see a wide-range of topics related to operations management, energy, and sports.
I live in Bloomington, Indiana with my beautiful fiancée Maria Schwartzman. Maria is a Computer Science Instructor at DePauw University. We’re both happy to be back in the Midwest after growing up here (Maria in Columbus, IN and me in Cincinnati, OH) and spending the last few years all over the country.
I came to IU and Bloomington from Washington DC, where I was working as an analytics consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton (2011-2013). At Booz Allen, I learned a lot of machine learning and big data analysis. Prior to working, I earned my Master’s from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, my Bachelor’s from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, and my high school diploma from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, OH. I have traveled all over the U.S. for internships and for recreational vacations.
The website title “Can’t Stop Eric” comes from a wall graffiti that I saw in Annapolis, MD in 2012. The site logo is a picture of the graffiti. It resonated with me because, as is common knowledge, I cannot be stopped.
Sports I like to play: Baseball, Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer, Badminton, Racquetball, Volleyball, Touch Football
Maria and I watch our fair share of sports on television. We sometimes post games/events on the Sports Open Houses Calendar as an open invitation to come watch with us.
Teams I root for:
Baseball: Cincinnati Reds
Football: Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts
Basketball: Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers
College basketball is complicated.