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Unformatted text preview: IE426: Optimization Models and Applications: Lecture 1 Jeff Linderoth Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Lehigh University August 29, 2006 Jeff Linderoth IE426:Lecture 1 Today’s Outline About this class. About me About you Say Cheese! Quiz Number 0 The BIG Picture. Why should we care about this stuff? Jeff Linderoth IE426:Lecture 1 Class Overview Meeting Times: Tuesday-Thursday 4:30–5:45. 410 Packard Lab. Office Hours: ( Please try to use them). Tuesday 9:00-10:00 Thursday 9:00-10:00 By Appointment (610-758-4879) Course HomePage: http://www.lehigh.edu/~jtl3/teaching/ie426 I will post outlines of lecture notes there before class. But not necessarily much before. Syllabus dates are somewhat tentative Quiz dates are fixed in stone Jeff Linderoth IE426:Lecture 1 Course Details Learning is better if you participate. I will call on you during class. (Gasp!) A portion of your grade depends on your participation. Five Problem Sets I will probably throw in a few extra credit problems with each homework assignment. The third problem set will be the hardest – I will probably count it more Don’t be late! 10% Grade penalty for every late day. No exception! Two Quizzes: Scheduled on dates that I need to be out of town. 9/28, 11/7 Don’t take a make-up quiz. It is unlikely you will do well. Jeff Linderoth IE426:Lecture 1 Case Studies We will break up into groups of 3–4 people each. I am not sure about the impact of this for our off-site students. Each group will be responsible for preparing comprehensive solution to a given practical decision problem. Jeff Linderoth IE426:Lecture 1 Grading 5% Participation 5% Case Study 30% Problem Sets 30% Quizzes 30% Final Exam Jeff Linderoth IE426:Lecture 1 Topics Linear Programming Goal Programming Integer Programming Stochastic Programming Nonlinear Programming Modeling techniques and software tools for solving all of these types of problems....
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