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DS 408 College of Business, SFSU Spring 2012 Theresa M. Roeder Final Project Topics Page 1 Final Project Topics from Previous Semesters The idea behind the final projects is to give you the opportunity to look in-depth at a realistic problem that may be analyzed using simulation modeling. One of the most important things is that you pick a topic that you find interesting, as you will be spending a lot of time on it. We can work out the scope of it after your proposal or as you progress through your analysis. Below are projects that have been done in the past, to give you an idea of the varied scope possible. Analyzing the flow of mental health patients through the SF Department of Health. How to assign tables to customers at a restaurant (when the size of tables and arriving parties do not match up). Trying to set gas prices at a gas station, as a function of location, demand, and services offered. Organizing a large-scale company party, with hundreds of employees going to four
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Unformatted text preview: different buildings for different snacks. (Which snacks to put in which building, should the employees be sent down in “shifts,” etc.) Scheduling employees at a luxury car dealership. Opening a new bistro downtown, and determining the staffing needs. Bathroom design at a new stadium. Simulating long-term energy needs and innovation. An evacuation model for AT&T Park. Determining the most efficient airplane boarding scheme. Analyzing customer flows and resource requirements at the DMV. Maximizing Blackjack profits. Finding an optimal number of baristas at Starbucks. Job flow and scheduling at Café in the Park. Cashier scheduling at a supermarket, including cross-training. (When to open another line.) Utility rates Improving MUNI’s M line Improving operations at SFSU Health Services. SFSU BART shuttle. Evacuating the Business building at SFSU. Simulating an emergency room. Evaluating the proposed toll plaza changes at the Golden Gate Bridge....
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