15.053 Optimization Methods in Management Science

Spring 2007

Image of optimization application in radiation therapy.
Using optimization methods to efficiently perform radiation therapy in cancer patients. (Image by Prof. James Orlin.)

Course Description

15.053 introduces students to the theory, algorithms, and applications of optimization. Optimization methodologies include linear programming, network optimization, integer programming, decision trees, and dynamic programming. The methods have applications to logistics, manufacturing, transportation, marketing, project management, and finance.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. James Orlin

Teaching Assistants:
Michael Metzger
Hamed Mamani
Murali Narayanaswamy

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Recitations:
One session / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate

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