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Saul Gass at INFORMS

Saul Gass is one of the great people in OR. In celebration of his 80th birthday, friends and colleagues gathered in Maryland in February for a Festschrift. The book of this celebration is coming out from Springer (Amazon link given, since I can’t find it on Springer: buy it at the conference since often they […]

Applications of Optimization with Xpress-MP

There are very few books out about how to model problems in linear and integer programming. Hugh Williams book “Model Building in Mathematical Programming” is one. The documentation that comes with commercial software is another resource. Dash Optimization has made their “Applications of Optimization with Xpress-MP” available for free download. This book goes beyond the […]

Google Scholar and OR

One issue in faculty reviews is trying to determine the effect the research of a faculty member is having. For that, we do things like get outside letters, read papers, and so on. In the past, we also checked things like the Science Citation Index for counts on how often a paper is referenced. Recently, […]

Want to learn more about Constraint Programming?

Thom Fr├╝hwirth and Slim Abdennadher have a book called “Essentials of Constraint Programming”. Best of all, Thom has more than 400 powerpoint slides on his website to supplement the book.

Applied Mathematical Programming

One of my all time favorite textbooks is Applied Mathematical Programming by Bradley, Hax, and Magnanti. This text is now available on the web!

Book blurb

Springer has just published a new book containing introductory tutorials on a range of optimization subjects: Search Methodologies: Introductory Tutorials in Optimization and Decision Support Techniques. Of course, I have a vested interest: Bob Bosch and I wrote the Integer Programming chapter, which I think came out quite nice!