|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||MAT/09|
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Operations Research (OR) consists in a set of mathematical models and methods for solving decision problems in a very wide number of application sectors. The purpose of this course is to provide the students with competences in using a set of models for problem solving. In particular, the course mainly considers optimization problems faced by mathematical programming techniques and problems on graph and networks.
The students will learn a set of models and methods of Operations Research (linear mathematical programming models; integer programming methods; graphs and network flow models). They will be able to solve decision problems by applying the learnt models and using appropriate solution algorithms
The main objective is to provide students with the skills to define mathematical programming models to solve a series of decision problems by formulating them as optimization problems. Students will be able to solve continuous and mixed integer programming problems using appropriate methods and algorithms. Students will be able to solve problems using networks flow models and graphs.The presented models and algorithms are fundamental tools for optimization in telecommunication.
The course consists of classroom lectures.
Frederick S Hillier, Gerald J Lieberman, Introduction to Operations Research, 9/e, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2010, ISBN: 0073376299
Office hours: Students can ask appointments directly contacting the professor by email or phone
MAURO GAGGERO (President)
MASSIMO PAOLUCCI (President Substitute)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
Written exam text and oral exam (optional after passing the written text). The students who want to take the exam must register online and send an email to the professor.
Students with learning disorders ("disturbi specifici di apprendimento", DSA) will be allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities.
The students will be asked to solve linear and integer programming problems using the learnt algorithms and applying concepts from theory. They have to be able to sove problems on graphs and networks. They have to demostrate to know the basic concepts of multi-criteria decision making.