Course Outline

Computational Methods of Operations Research

The course will be highly interactive with individual and group assignments and with intensive computer practice. The students will be offered various problems and projects to work on during the semester. Some of the projects will involve the use of certain software packages, while some others will require coding. In addition, each of the students will be required to solve homework assignments, mostly programming tasks, and build a home page. Grading will be based on homeworks and projects.

The course will concentrate on OR modeling and problem solving with AMPL and MOSEL, mathematical modeling languages geared towards OR problems; on PERL to realize basic data structures and combinatorial algorithms; on C++ to develop basic routines, and interface with CPLEX and/or XPressMP; and on HTML, Javascript and CSS to develop home pages and interactive web-projects.