Operations Research

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Operations Research

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Computer Info Systems, Computer Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The module will present basic techniques and methods of Operations Research. A wide range of applications, with a focus on optimisation and decision making, will be covered including applications relevant to computing, data analysis, and information processing.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify and formulate linear programming applications
    2. Calculate solutions to linear programming problems with Simplex and related methods, using AMPL tool for large scale problems.
    3. Apply sensitivity analysis techniques to linear programming problems.
    4. Calculate optimal solutions to integer programming problems
    5. Identify, formulate and find solution to representative non-linear optimisation problems
    6. Set up data and models for large scale problems using the AMPL software tool, including such aspects as treatment of network problems, multiple goals, etc.
    7. Analyse applications of decision making under risk/uncertainty & identify optimal decision strategies.
    8. Analyse simple queuing systems.
    9. Formulate, and calculate solutions for dynamic programming problems.
    10. Analyse simple Markov chains.
    11. Identify and develop computer simulation of simple dynamic systems, using appropriate programming language(s).

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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