Operations Research (OR) concerns the use of scientific, often mathematical, methods for planning problems. Originally invented by the military during the second world, it has since spread to large companies and government organisations and been applied there with great success. During the last 20-30 years many advanced types of software has been developed based on OR methods.
OR has been applied in wide range of different industries, e.g. production, transport, telecommunication, shipping, healthcare and education. Today it would eg. be impossible to run a competitive airline without using OR to optimize the use of resources.
A good Operations Researcher have good skills in mathematics, in particular discrete mathematics. Programming experience is a very valuable skill for an Operations Researcher. Because Linear Programming (LP) is the foundation for most of the OR methods, a good understanding of LP is absolutely essential.
Operations Research and Optimization
Operations Research (OR) uses mathematical modeling, statistics, and optimization to aid problem-solving and decision-making in engineering and business.
|02582||Computational Data Analysis||5||point||Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|02612||Constrained Optimization||5||point||Spring F4A (Tues 13-17)|
|42114||Integer Programming||5||point||Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)|
Programme specific courses
|42112||Mathematical Programming Modelling||5||point||January|
|42115||Network Optimization||5||point||Autumn E4B (Fri 8-12)|
|42136||Large Scale Optimization using Decomposition||5||point||Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|42137||Optimization using metaheuristics||5||point||Spring F2A (Mon 13-17)|
|02110||Algorithms and Data Structures 2||5||point||Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|02435||Decision-Making Under Uncertainty||5||point||Spring F4A (Tues 13-17)|
|42117||Transport Optimization||5||point||Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|42142||Recent Research Results in Management Science||2.5||point||Autumn, Spring|