Operational Research

Course Code: Ν2-7080Α
Weekly Duty: 5 (3Th + 2E)
Typical Semester: 7th
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Learning Outcomes

In this course, the students get acquainted with basic techniques of operational research and decision support. The material taught is intended to stimulate the students’ interest since a great part of it concerns real-life applications. The students “are guided” to the understanding of the usefulness of the methods taught and thus they better assimilate the theoretical part of these techniques. Also under the Act of exercises, the students are encouraged to implement the algorithmic techniques that are taught in order to gain a deeper familiarity and consolidate their application in real-life situations. This is one of the main objectives of the course: the students are familiarized with theoretical techniques applicable to real problems that are likely to arise in their future professional activity.

Upon successful completion of this course the student / her will be able to:

  • understood the basic techniques of operations research and decision theory,
  • • implement the algorithms taught part of the course
  • can apply the techniques taught to real problems integrating operational research methods into a company’s information management system.

Course Content

Mathematical Programming, Linear Programming and Models. Solution Methods for Linear Models, Dynamic Programing, Game Theory, Queuing Theory, Simultaion.

  1. Wagner H.M., Principles of Operations Research, Prentice Hall, 1972.
  2. Williams H.P., Model Building in Mathematical Programming, John Wiley and Sons, 1985.
  3. Vajda S., Mathematical Programming, Addison-Wesley, 1961.
  4. Taha H., Operations Research: An Introduction, MacMillan, 1987.

Internationalisation I18n