Lyle-OR Team in Finals of International Modeling Competition

SMU Team2A team of three EMIS Operations Research Ph.D. students are finalists in the 2009 AIMMS-CPLEX/MOPTA Optimization Modeling Competition, to be held at Lehigh University in August. Angelika Leskovskaya, Jason Kratz, and Ron Dearing  (shown with faculty sponsor, Dick Barr, on left) developed for the competition’s challenge a system for transportation fleet maintenance optimization. Their user-friendly solution led them to the finals against teams from the Zuse Institute Berlin (Germany) and the University of Twente (Netherlands).