Lecture 1 - 1 IELM 202 Introduction to Operations Research...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 IELM 202 Introduction to Operations Research Fall 2005 Instructor: LIU Liming http://webct.ust.hk 2 Course Information (I) Instructor information Liu Liming Office: 5539 Email: liulim@ust.hk Office hours: by appointment TA information Flora Chang, florac@ust.hk, Office: 5558 Office hours: Wed 9:00-10:00, Thu 1:00-2:00 Carl Chung, iecarl@ust.hk Office: 4223, Office hour: Mon 14:00-15:00 3 Course Information (II) Textbook Operations Research: Models and Methods, Jensen and Bard Homework Totally 6 assignments, the best 5 will be counted On time Do it by yourself Grading policy Homework 20%, midterm 35%, final 45% Both exams are close-book Midterm schedule: 2 November (venue and time TBA) 4 What is Operations Research? Operations: Activities carried out in an organization related to the attainment of its goals Decision making among different options Research: Scientific methods to study the operations. Other names we may have: Management science Operations management Operational research 5 Where Is Operation Research Used? Manufacturing industry Production plan, scheduling, manpower management Airlines scheduling aircrafts and crews, pricing tickets, taking reservations Logistics and transportation Routing, planning Financial industry Credit scoring, marketing, and internal operations Government services and health care services Long-term planning, deployment of emergency services, Civil Engineering Project management, assessing environmental pollution, traffic analysis and transportation system design 6 Who Are Working on OR? Where are the Operations Research People? INFORMS: http://www.informs.org IFORS: http://www.ifors.org/ Other related fields: Industrial Engineering System Engineering Theoretical Computer Science Applied Mathematics 7 Operational Research Methodology...
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Lecture 1 - 1 IELM 202 Introduction to Operations Research...

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