Courses Master Display 2020-2021

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Course title Operations Research Applications
Course code EBC4187
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
5 12-4-2021 28-5-2021 C
Level Advanced
Coordinator Andre Berger
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Language of instruction English
Students learn how to apply general techniques from mathematical programming and combinatorial optimisation to specific classes of problems as well as to real-life applications in these areas. This includes the mathematical analysis of approximation algorithms and heuristics for these applications. Students will learn how to read state-of-the-art research articles, to understand the technical details, and to give presentations on the subjects.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) USED IN THIS COURSE IS WITH RESERVATION. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS BASED ON THE COURSE SETUP PRIOR TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE CRISIS, COURSE COORDINATORS MAY BE FORCED TO CHANGE THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS USED. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING/ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE COURSE SYLLABUS. This course is devoted to mathematical models and solution methods in logistics and telecommunication. Based on recent articles from scientific journals, we review classical as well as new optimisation models from problem domains such as facility location, vehicle routing, personnel scheduling, network design, traffic network analysis, railway planning, optical telecom networks, frequency planning for GSM-networks, and site location in UMTS. These problems are analysed with respect to solvability, complexity, and approximability. In particular, exact and approximation algorithms as well as heuristic techniques for these problem are studied. Students will learn how techniques learned from the courses "Algorithms and Optimisation" and "Modelling and Solver Technology" are applied to real world problems, and how these techniques can be refined in order to address specific problem structures.
Recent research articles and lecture notes will be provided.
Students have to be familiar with the subjects of the Master courses "Algorithms and Optimisation" and "Modelling and Solver Technology" from the Master programme Econometrics and Operations Research. This includes at least basic algebra, linear programming, problems and techniques from combinatorial optimisation and complexity theory. Programming abilities in C++ and CPLEX.
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Papers / Groupwork / Research
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Attendance / Participation / Assignment / Presentation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Business Research - Operations Research Year 1 Compulsory Course(s)
Master Econometrics and Operations Research Elective Course(s)