Dr. Javad Taheri
Industrial and Systems Engineering
ISE 501 Introduction to Operations Research
3 Credit Hours
(also offered as OR 501)
OR Approach: modeling, constraints, objective and criterion. Problems of multiple criteria, optimization, model validation and systems design. OR Methodology: mathematical programming; activity networks; dynamic programming; Markov processes; queuing theory. Examples: OR Applications: production planning and scheduling; service systems; health care delivery; Waiting line problems: single and multiple servers with Poisson input and output. Project management through PERT-CPM.
To build a general understanding of the field of Operations Research (OR), become familiar with the mathematical methodologies identified with it, and the application areas where OR has demonstrated its utility. To set a foundation for future advanced graduate studies in Operations Research and industrial and business applications.
HOMEWORK: 11 assignments
EXAMINATIONS: two Midterm and a Final Examination
SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: The CD that comes with the textbook includes most needed programs. Others can be downloaded free.
ENROLLMENT LIMIT: Limit of 10 students for online enrollment
Winston, Operations Research: Application and Algorithms, 4th edition, 2004, Thompson, ISBN 0-534-38058-1.