Study of the design and implementation of decision support systems based on optimization models. Course objectives: development of modeling skills, practice in the application of operations research techniques, experience with state-of-the-art software, and the study of decision support systems design and management. Topics include linear, integer, network, nonlinear, multi-objective, and stochastic optimization models for manufacturing, logistics, telecommunications, service operation, and public sector applications.
To develop students optimization modeling skills, to acquaint the student with modern modeling software, and to understand how models are implemented within decision-support systems to solve organizational problems.
EMIS 8360 or consent of instructor